Natural Remedies to Treat Tinnitus

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Posted by Grace (La, US) on 11/16/2014
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I began to notice sounds seemed louder that usual. This is called hyperacusis. I knew there must be a natural cure for this. I saw 5 ENT doctors no signs of ear infection, or sinus problems. I was tested for everything imaginable everything was negative. One doctor thought maybe it was migraine, but my head did not hurt. I took matters into my own hand I started taking 15 drops of Grapefruit seed extract three times a day and 1 tsp colloidal silver 3 times a day. Stop all gluten, sugar and dairy. Also took high quality probiotics

I kept hearing sounds louder than usual then I decided to clean my ears our with few drops of of food grade hydrogen peroxide . I laid down on the bed with a towel I would turn my head and put in the hydrogen peroxide and let it bubble then let the hydrogen peroxide drain out by turning my head on side . I was CAREFUL to keep the towel over my face and keep my eyes closed I did the other ear and that seemed to have solved the problem. First time, I did this I was scared and felt a little dizzy afterwards so I used a hair dryer turned it on low and pointed toward my ear to dry the remaining hydrogen peroxide and this was the FIRST day that hearing things louder than usual stopped I was cured I kept doing this for few more days, to be on the safe side

Replied by Ann
P.s. Ca

Hi Grace, I know this is an old post, however others may benefit. The hydrogen peroxide is dissolving the wax in your ear(s) that is blocking the ear channel, things can sound louder or not, however you may hear your heart more at night when in bed. I had an ear Dr., tell me to use hydrogen peroxide to clean my ears once a month, no q-tip as that can push wax down further as well as remove some. My relief was very sweet indeed. Hope this helps

Posted by Cheekio (Ca) on 05/22/2014
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A couple months ago I had a bout with tinnitus. All I heard was beeping sounds upon waking up in the morning. It was bothersome and scary. I did some research and tried taking herbs from the health food store, nothing worked. My ears started ringing longer than usual and going deaf for a couple seconds in one ear. It was scaring me and beeps. I was so afraid I would wake up deaf one morning. During my research I read on Dr. Mercola's site that just putting 3% hydrogen peroxide in each ear for 10 minutes each will clear ears of colds and flu. I decided to try it. I put 1/4 capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide into one ear and kept it in there for 10 minutes and then the other ear. In the morning, the beeps were gone. I did it again for another 2 nights. Since then my tinnitus has completely disappeared. You might need 1/2 a capful if your ear canal is bigger haha. Just make sure your ears are full of the peroxide for 10 minutes each. Good luck!

Replied by Ron

Hello, was your ringing really loud? I have had it since sept 4,2015 it's like pulsating with my heart beat. I am so tired of this not even eating right anymore, does it really work? I really need help

Replied by Lilie
So Cal

Everyone is different, even the actual sounds are all different - mine sounds like someone next door has music on, so it's good to try the different cures because you never know what will work. For me the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in water works well. I take a shot glass and fill it 3/4 w water then top that with ACV, if I know I have been bad and consumed a lot of processed sugar I will take 2 shots. It's almost an immediate relief - within minutes. the funny part is, I tried the ACV drops in my ear and found zero effect - just illustrates how different we all are.

Don't get frustrated if one thing doesn't help, just try a something else. There are so many great tips and suggestions on here and for the most part they are not at all scary. Good luck!!

Replied by Ann
P.s. Ca

Hi Ron, You can try essential oil drops. Look up drops for tinnitus, read the reviews to find the best one. You can also make your own by looking up the ingredients on the bottles, you need to however be very familiar with essential oils. You use them behind the ear, not inside. Many people have had success with them. The essential Oils are diluted with a carrier oil as the EO's are very strong. Do some research, and good luck.

Posted by JoAnne on 09/27/2007
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Fantastic, I took the soda, H202 and water. By the second swallow I felt it easing up. It has now totally stopped. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I was ready to call 911. No ear piercing sound or heart shaking. Going to bed now. Maybe I'll rest better. Thank you again

Replied by Ted
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Happy to hear the news. The hearing sensitivity can be greatly reduced, if the body is properly alkalized with the peroxide solution. This should buy time and I would try to find a longer term solution by removal of heavy metals and raising antioxidant, killing the infections through the BHT as per last email.

Posted by JoAnne on 09/26/2007

Ted, thank you for your response. It was 2 days before I could get into see the doctor and that was on a Saturday. I had them give me a shot and an antibiotic. Both ear canals, all of the sinuses,jaw and lungs are infected. All the lymph nodes are swollen and hard. The area under my left ear and the left side of my neck are swollen. Can't take an antacid with the meds. After the third pill I started realizing my heart felt like someone was shaking it. One of the side effects of the med was rapid heart rate. So, I went back to the doc. They did an EKG and nothing was happening. Heart was fine. They changed the meds. The left ear still has fluid in it, the neck is still swollen and the right side of my neck is swollen. I was away from that central unit so the heart rate leveled out. I think the harmonic balancer is going out or is out. I am ultra sensitive to the high, high frequency of the fan. I have no idea of what to do. I've put everything I can think of on the windows, but, the sound is still coming in. If I understood you correctly, my whole body could be acting like a receiver due to heavy metals. I will get the magnesium tomorrow. I will try the soda and H202 too. What concerns me is the damage that the frequency could be doing to my ear drums. What is the process in detoxing heavy metals Do I need to go to a specialist? I also need to have a tooth removed that is infected. It has a mercury filling. Do I need a special dentist?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Drinking strong green tea without sugar and no milk throughout the day appears to be a more reasonable course of action in chelating free metal iron, lead and cadmium.

Plus eating SOME chinese parsley but not too much will slowly remove the heavy metals, taken every two days. The amount is about 1-2 teaspoon chopped of chinese parsley leaves. Drinking plenty of water is important.

In the meantime, 250 mg of EDTA dissolved in 1 liter of water can also help.

Getting urine pH to 7 is the key. Taking one tablespoon of granulated lecithin will help ease the body of the overload.

If I am desperate, and the infection is really bad, as you mentioned here the single most effective remedy I can think of that is close to a miracle is the 300-500 mg of BHT supplements. Taken only 3 days in a row will nearly wipe up nearly all the infections I have seen. I refrain from this remedy only as a last resort, for a couple of reason, one being it's hard to find, the second is most people do not accept BHT use, even though rat studies prove that BHT resulted in lengthening of lifespan and amazing antioxidants against ear and sinus infection. As usual, I found this quite by accident while doing experiments to find a cure of the bird flu and herpes virus which does a great job there too.

Posted by JoAnne on 08/18/2007
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Just wanted to let you know that I started the H202, treatments tonight. I have been told that I have COPD. I have so many medicines around the house it is depressing. But this is about my ears. Since March I have been dealing with a hyper sensitivity to sound, smells etc. This manifested itself in the form of my entire body vibrating in response to noise. After days of the vibrating for 24 hrs a day for 6 days I was on the edge of sanity. I thought I was reacting to an external source, like a generator or something like that. I met with some friends and I was telling them about what was happening. One of them asked if I might have an inner ear infection. WOW, I never would have guess that. As it turns out, I do have an infection in the left ear canal. I was trying to find something on vibrating when I saw something on HP. I went to your site and read most of the responses. I was in such bad shape and I couldn't get in to see the doctor and no money for an emergency room visit, so, I decided to "go for it".

First I created a bowl of water, mixed 3%, over the counter peroxide in, then I used the cap to pour it up my nose. It burned since I didn't have distilled water at that time. Using the distilled water won't sting. Within 5 mins. the vibrations had stopped. I was able to breathe through my left nostril for the first time in months. Then I pored some in my left ear. I experienced vertigo, never had that before. But, it did tell me I was dealing with an ear infection. The vibrations stopped. It has been 24 hrs since I started the treatments. When the vibrating starts, I know it's time for another dose.

I also created the spray for my throat and added some to my water. It is amazing how much clearer my airways are. I can also see a very small improvement in my vision. I've been told that I need cataract surgery. Hopefully all of this will help that clear up some too. And! I have had a huge reduction in my desire for a cigarette. I've smoked 15 cigs. today, whereas I normally smoke 2 packs. I just haven't wanted one. Amazing. I believe the infection is coming from a tooth, so I've also started rising my mouth with HP. At least it is giving me some relief until I can get to the doctor. I will continue use and I will keep you posted. I'm also passing your web address to family and friends. Hopefully they will check you out. Thank you so much for your site and I am so grateful for all the people who have taken the time to share the experiences.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

If H2O2 is used in the sinus area the solution should always be kept at a low concentration such as 1% or below in being the safest, if it is for some reason put into the nose. Most people seem to make a mistake of using 3% which is dangerous and causes nosebleed and this is something that must be avoided. A tiny amount of sea salt added so it tastes like your tear drop also reduce the irritation. It is strange that distilled water is used because those are the most irritating when added with H2O2, perhaps the concentration of H2O2 is too high. An ear infection leads to vibration sensitivity, but a noise sensitivity is due to both acidosis and high heavy metals, which are also conductive of the sound and sensitivity. I had a couple of cases of a person who simply can't sleep because of ringing of the ears and sound sensitivity, which turns out both of those condition were completely cured when taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 3-6 drops of H2O2 in one glass of water, plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water before sleep. Ringing of the ears and sensitivity to sound is due to lack of magnesium, and hence 250 mg of magnesium 5 days out of a week helps. TO discourage further ear infection some vitamin E and vitamin C also helps, in ways most people don't expect, since ear infection is due to fungus and vitamin C has a limited antifungal properties, but I prefer the sodium ascorbate one, while vitamin E is an antioxidant and helps with the circulation, which helps the blood detoxify the infection better.

Replied by Lotus Blossom

You can drink Hydrogen peroxide? Even in tiny amounts, I thought it was not supposed to be ingested. I have been suffering with tinnitus with "ear fullness" and "head fullness" sensation, and a slight hyper sensitivity to noise, for over a year. It began after I had gone one full year with no menstrual cycle, thought I had started menopause, but then no - I got one period, then another one, and it was right at the start of this first period after one year without them that the tinnitus began. Because of this I believe mine is due to menopausal hormone imbalance.

I also wonder now if it related to heavy metal build up, although I don't think I have the typical symptoms of that except I drink well water, which has a lot of iron in it (the water is safe to drink, has been tested, but it has a slight "iron" color and chalky taste. So now I wonder if I have too much iron from my well water. But the main ear-hearing problem seems to be related o hormone imbalance. I have been trying to get relief from many things, nothing works, and I am trying two OTC hormone creams (Progesterone and Estriol), both of which contain only very small doses of hormones, so might not make any difference at all. My doctor is no help at all. I would like to try this remedy here with the water, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide, but I want to be sure it is safe to drink. Thank you for any advice.


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Posted by Julius (Netherlands) on 10/27/2017
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Hyssop for curing tinnitus. Burn hyssop and try to get the smoke in your ears. First: three times a day. As it gets better, you can decrease the number of treatments.


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Posted by Fastone (Chehalis, Wa) on 03/27/2012
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I have had Tinnitus for years Man I hate it has driven me crazy. I found a web page that said it was caused by a fungus in the ear. I was trying to treat it internally with little success. This girl said to try iodine diluted with pure water. I had some kelp iodine and tried it. Man what a relief it killed the noise by 90% in 24 hours with no hearing loss. So one drop of kelp iodine in a tea spoon of pure water. Use an eyedropper in the ear canal. Fastone

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
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NAY!! I put a drop or two of very diluted lugol's in my ear and a moment later it started to HURT!! I stuck it out hoping it was doing something positive, but the pain got stronger and I washed out my ear with warm water. It didn't help. I then put a piece of cotton with a drop of olive oil on it in my ear and lay down with the painful ear on the pillow. It took a while but the pain subsided. So I do NOT recommend this treatment. And my tinnitus is the same.


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Posted by Vikki (Solihull, Uk) on 02/27/2013
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I too have suffered with tinnitus since developing Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) over 12yrs ago. I suddenly realised a few yrs back that when my anaemia is worse, so is the tinnitus & vice-versa.

I do have a white-noise maker but its quite uncomfortable to wear for 8hrs p/day (I have small ears lol).

I can't tolerate a lot of iron (had large bowel removed) so I take it in a multi-vit AM & take a 14mg ferrous sulphate or 2 straight after my evening meal. This keeps it quieter.

Posted by Marguerite (Wrightwood, Ca) on 10/31/2011
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I guess I am a little anemic but since starting iron supplements, my new tinnitus problem also went away.


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Posted by Ko (Louisiana) on 03/02/2014
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Re Tinnitus, it could be caused from circulation going to inner ear. It can be caused from stress, raising blood pressure, as well as other causes.

I had a stressful job that I believe contributed to "ringing in the ear", I wound up leaving the job but also taking a lecithin capsule either after lunch or after supper-the 1200mg dosage. This worked for me, I'm talking a couple of days! I find that Vit E (400) added can also help, my ear canals feel cleared out instead of perhaps stopped up.

My blood pressure is on the low side right under average, my cholesterol runs at 200 (last time had that checked). If lecithin helps break down cholesterol, this should help circulation.

I showed a coworker some lecithin capsules-I believe they were 800mg/per liquid-cap at the big blue retailer, for right at $8 a bottle. He is very young-18 or so, was mentioning ringing in the ears. We live in a humid area where many people have sinus problems, ear clogs, kids need tubes in their ears, etc.

I showed him the bottle of lecithin, told him to try two at night after supper or one after lunch, one after supper the first few days. Two days later I'd seen him, he was surprised yet told me "hey that stuff works! " I told him you can back off to one tab a day, explained to him if he eats fatty foods, cheeses, meats, etc, that his diet might have something to do with this, get more fruit, greens etc. on his menu. So he was surprised but happy.

I've read that earwax is a byproduct/contains cholesterol, so if it is 'dry, like small dry tiny blocks' instead of 'waxy or oily', it can stop up the ear canal instead of naturally pushing through to the outside of your ear. Makes sense to me.

The Lipoflavanoid tabs that have a red package run $22+, in my opinion the effective ingredient is lecithin.

On another note, I just did my first oil pull earlier, did with sesame oil, added a little oregano to my bottle, shook it up will let it settle. It is allot more palatable than I thought it would be, did this for right at 18 minutes. I did brush before with a little dissolved salt/baking soda in warm water, rinsing after. I repeated the same rinse after the OP, but then brushed with the dissolved salt & baking soda/warm water after, rinsing again. So far, so good!

Interesting website, thank you! ko57

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Posted by Anne (Chicago, Il Usa) on 01/05/2011
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I had arrythmia issues last year and was put on a beta blocker (25 mg Toprol)... Have taken it for about a year. I have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) for the past 2-3 months that is driving me crazy. Online searching for tinnitus causes led me to find that some people have developed it AFTER taking beta blockers, and that it may never go away. Has anyone successfully stopped beta blockers and lost their tinnitus?

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Posted by Tara (Memphis, Tn, USA) on 02/01/2013
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I tried the massage and it did pop my left ear and the noise stopped. I didn' think that it was going to work on my right ear, but I massaged from my ear to my chin where I remembered my lymph nodes swelling when I was sick. It stopped the ringing, but I didn't hear the pop. My hearing was better in my left ear, but it was never as bad as my right ear which I sleep on at night. I can't believe it. I will keep doing this. I already had garlic oil on my ears and was reading the website. I have been cleaning my ears with hydrogen peroxide inserted with a needleless syringe for at least a year and my hearing has vastly improved. I clean with hydrogen peroxide about once a week. I was really impressed with the massage. My left ear feels cleared but not my right ear. The ringing stopped in both ears, but my ringing wasn't very bad or all that bothersome. It was however amazing and the ringing is gone. I will definately keep doing this. I am going to start massage on all my lymph nodes sites on my body.

Posted by Marquis (Scottsdale, Az, Usa) on 06/07/2010

I took a lymphatic cleanser for tinnitus and it takes a while to work. i use it just to clear the tinnitus but it is back again. when i saw lymphatic drainage massage, it reminded me of taking the lymphatic cleanser. i take the cleanser 1-2 drops 1-3 times daily.

Posted by Jean (Louisville, Ky) on 03/08/2010 23 posts
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I tried the lymphatic drainage massage for tinnitus. It was absolutely amazing. It took less than 3 minutes on the side that had the tinnitus, and it totally faded out and didn't return. I think I had a bit of earwax buildup causing it. Thank you for posting about it. I intend to try it with any time I start to feel sick.

Posted by Luis (Cali, Colombia) on 05/19/2009

Three fingers for tinnitus, vertigo and allergies

"There is a very simple technique you can use on yourself that can quickly relieve tinnitus, vertigo (dizziness) and, in may cases, allergy symptoms.

"The key to the technique lies in your anatomy. Your armpit appears hollow when you lift your arm because there is a front muscle (Pectoralis Major) and a back muscle (Teres Major) forming the borders of the armpit. This front muscle holds a collection of lymphatic drainage points for the entire upper side of the body.

"Lets say that you have tinnitus in your right ear. Take your left hand, reach across your chest and curl your first three fingers around the right front armpit muscle. Your index finger should be snug against the inner arm. Press in very lightly and hold. Soon you'll begin to feel a faint pulse in your index finger. As the fluid begins to drain, you'll feel the pulse in all three fingers as the flow increases. Lightly press the tips of your middle and ring fingers into center of armpit. You'll feel more pulses.

"The first thing you'll notice is that your left nostril starts to clear and it frequently "pops open." Sinus pressure is relieved. With ear congestion, you'll feel or hear bubbling or crackling in your right ear. Continue on. As the swelling drains from in and around your ear, the tinnitus stops, the vertigo lifts, and the pain and pressure clears. Your ear "pops," sometimes for the first time in years. If you keep going, it will feel like the right side of your face is deflating... and it is. Now do the other side. Take a deep breath through your nose. How are your allergies?

"If you've had swelling in your right hand, that's gone too. Notice how easily you can remove your rings after you're done. If you had upper back pain, how's that now? It drains the lungs too. How's your asthma?

"Precautions: In pressing these points you are draining accumulated lymphatic fluid from around the cells and returning it to your venous circulation. With many people, this fluid has been stagnant and accumulating for years. In other words, you are draining murky swamp water. While draining your fluid, you may detect funny smells or funny chemical tastes briefly as these toxins drain out. If too much of this swamp water gets into your circulation too fast, it may trigger a healing crisis by overloading your system. If you try this in little bite-sized sessions, you can prevent an overload.

"The lymphatic circulatory system plays a big role in your immune system. Normally the fluid slowly flows through the lymphatic glands which filter the fluid before passing it on. If the fluid contains bacteria, cancer cells, or any other bad things for your immune system to address, it happens in these glands. This drainage technique opens those glands and lets everything flow through. Which means that if you have an infection or a cancer... don't do this.

"Be patient. Sometimes if you're really clogged up, it may take a while to get going. Also, it's best to do this at home... and not at bedtime. Your kidneys will be very busy afterward and having a nearby bathroom is a must!"

"How many times and for how long do you have to do this treatment? Are there other treatments like this?"

"It may take a few minutes to get the flow going. Once the drainage starts, you continue until you have improvement. It usually takes less than 10 minutes on each side to clear allergies. Since tinnitus and vertigo are usually one-sided, it's less than ten minutes until you get relief.

EC: The only source we could find for the above copy and paste is from this website:

Luis, can you tell us where this interview originally came from?

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Sussex, Nj
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I have had tinnitus for at least 4 or 5 years. It usually wasn't too terrible, unless I had been to a concert that night, but enough to be distracting when I was trying to fall asleep. I worked at a health food store and tried a few different supplements & homeopathic remedies, but noticed little or no change.

I did this lymph massage a few days ago, and that very night had ZERO noises in my head! I don't know how long it will last, but geez, it's easy, painless, and free! It really did feel like Luis described; at first I felt a very faint pulse under one finger, which slowly got stronger until I felt it under all 3 fingers. Amazing! Thanks, Luis and earthclinic!

Replied by Nimo
Taipei, Noidea, Taiwan
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I try it too but so far NOTHING. my tinnitus still there ....can't feel any "pulse" there. I'm doing something wrong? there is any video where I can see how to do it?

Replied by Jean
Louisville, Ky

I never felt the pulse either. But, I just generally (and gently) massaged the area. You should be able to feel several lymph glands. My theory is that most people never even think about their lymph system, much less massaging under their arms. But, if you are a woman wearing a bra every day, that area suffers from impaired circulation. It would make sense then to move the area around and restore it.

I also believe the monks can help here. Look up the "5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation." The first one involves spinning that helps move the lymph system. I know spinning isn't seemingly the thing one wants to do when the problem involves the ears. But there would seem to be a connection here with the semi-circular canals, balance and opening up our systems.

Best of luck, hope this helps someone.

Replied by Exploringayurveda
Glen Allen, Virginia

Thank you sooooo much for posting this. I recently started suffering from Tinnitus and tried lottsa holistic methods and medicine. But none worked like lymphatic drainage did. The noise is not completely gone but I did see a huge improvement within first few minutes. I continued doing it for an extra hour and experienced some more relief. I identified more points where lymph node resides and am planning to continue massaging every day.

This is in conjuction to taking following suppliments-

  1. Aswagandha
  2. Zinc
  3. Magnesiusm
  4. Multivitamin
  5. fenugreek
  6. Resveratol
  7. Sub lingual B12
  8. taurine
  9. turmeric (ocassionally)
  10. seratonin (sometimes at night)
    I am planning to start taking gingko.. hope it helps.

Acoustic neuromoculation was exceptionally helpful for short term relief. I found a track on telegraph.Uk website and kept listening to it for hours. IT HELPS, but once you take your headphones off, the dreaded noise creeps in. Atleast it alleviate the pain a little and provides relief even for a short while.

Research is going on in germany for acoustic coordination reset and I can wait for them to come out with results.

Meanwhile I have an appointment next week for Sound Cure, not sure if this is a long term cure but even if it provides short term relief its a blessing.

btw, did anyone had luck with sesame oil? I bought organic one from banyan botanicals and had 5-6 drops in my ear erery day but it seems to increase the noise.

Not sure if I should try garlic oil..

Any thoughts?

Replied by Laura J

That's what I was wondering. I'll look around on youtube to see if there's a vid and keep trying this method.


Found this (and I love Dr. Berg and follow him a lot):