Acoustic Neuroma: Natural Holistic Cures

| Modified: Jul 23, 2018
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An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that's found on the nerve that leads from the patient's brain to his or her inner ear. Although it grows slowly and is non-cancerous, it can cause symptoms like tinnitus and an unsteady gait. In unusual cases, it can cause deafness.

Treatment for Acoustic Neuroma

One type of acoustic neuroma treatment besides watchful waiting is a type of operation called a stereotactic radio surgery. This surgery is performed on acoustic neuromas that are growing. The surgery doesn’t use a scalpel, but the doctor treats the tumor with a very accurate and targeted dose of radiation. The patient’s head is held immobile in a frame and the radiation is delivered to the neuroma. The goal is to preserve the patient's hearing, stop the tumor from growing and prevent nerve damage which can lead to partial facial paralysis. The results of this treatment might not be seen for a long time.

Another kind of acoustic neuroma treatment is to have it removed surgically. The patient is put under general anesthesia and the tumor is removed either through the ear or through an opening made in the skull. Depending on the size of the tumor, the doctor may or may not be able to remove all of it.

Home-based acoustic neuroma remedies probably would have no effect on the tumor itself. The best thing for the patient to do is to find support in friends, family and medical professionals and to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Continue reading below for tips from Earth Clinic readers who are using natural cures for acoustic neuroma.

Magnetic Clay Baths

Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 12/30/2013

I was just wondering if Acoustic Neuroma could be helped by doing magnetic clay baths, since they remove radioactive particles from the body. Also, epsom salts and baking soda baths are detoxifying in this way. You can look up detoxifying baths and see which are applicable. How about bentonite clay packs applied to the area? Just a theory.

Replied by Connie

I have AN 1.5 x 0.5. Scheduled for Stereotactic Radio surgery. Am having second thoughts . Need some input or answers. Doctors have so little info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Replied by Nate
Kc, MO

Connie, I had a 5.05cm removed in 05 and now it has grown back to 1.5cm too. I have had surgery and GammaKnife in 05. If you would like to talk and trade stories and ideas please feel free to contact me nate(at) natesit (dot) com.

Replied by Jack
Granite Bay, California Usa

I have a 3.0 x 3.2 acoustic neuroma. Afraid of surgery. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I heard magnets will shrink it, anyone ever heard of this Maitake Mushrooms.

Thank You,



I have just been diagnosed with a vestibular schwannoma @ 2 cm. hoping for proton radio treatments rather than surgery. Does anyone know anything about the success of this?

Replied by Laura
El Paso, Tx

I have not heard about the shitake mushrooms but I did find an article where they have done research on a natural plant product named Honokiol:

I also have an acoustic neuroma/ vestibular schwannoma. I have been waiting since January for an appointment with a neurosurgeon, in the meantime I have done a lot of research. My symptoms have improved quite a bit.

I am no a doctor but hope this information helps you, if they happen to place you on a wait and watch.