14 Natural Remedies to Soothe Tinnitus


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Posted by Julius (Netherlands) on 10/27/2017

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.

Inflammation Triggered Tinnitus

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Posted by Kk (Malaysia) on 07/08/2016

I had a humming sound from inside my ear since two days ago. And was very troubled about the noise. Fortunately, the noise is gone once I managed to consult a doctor with the use of a few drop of disinfectant into my ear. (by the doctor)

I was told that it was the inflammation in my ear that was causing all the noise.

Just to share my experience. Hope that helps.


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Posted by Fastone (Chehalis, Wa) on 03/27/2012

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)

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

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

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

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

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?

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Posted by Tara (Memphis, Tn, USA) on 02/01/2013

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.

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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.

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Posted by Jean (Louisville, Ky) on 03/08/2010 27 posts

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.

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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: http://freehealthsamples.blogspot.com/2008/04/tinnitus-vertigo-and-allergies.html

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

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(Sussex, Nj)


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)

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): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ9L3Lz87ak


Thank you for sharing Dr. Berg's video! I've done it twice in the last couple of hours and I honestly think I can “hear” a slight difference. I've had tinnitus in my left ear for 30 years. I will continue to do this! ❤️ I will also try the underarm lymphatic drainage.

(Hoosier State)

Maureen, my tinnitus went away when I started taking magnesium. There is a lot on the internet in regards to supplementation. Magnesium works. People take it for constipation, leg cramps etc. if your bowels get too loose back off a bit. It is a supplement I take daily.

Magnesium and Citric Acid

Posted by Healthynuts (Illinois, US) on 08/02/2014

Have recently been dealing with bouts of tinnitus that seem to stem from citric acid and I am unsure as to why this has sprung up now??.. I'm assuming I have a deficiency. I felt that it was coming from my left ear, which I had read was a deficiency in manganese but at times I had felt it was my right eat so I took magnesium in the form of Calm, and I noticed the ringing started instantaneous upon consumption. So that would mean an intolerance to citric acid. But I am wondering if that is the issue and if there is a different underlying cause, possibly a mineral deficiency? I have read that it could be vitamin b-12 and zinc??

Replied by Vee
(San Diego, California)

I thought I was crazy - it seemed that every time I took magnesium citrate, my tinnitus got worse - this did not happen with magnesium oxide.

So there may indeed be something to this. Everyone says mag cit is more bioavailable, but my lab test rbc levels are just as good when I take max oxide, so I will stick to that.

Replied by Juliet
(Austin, Texas)

You may want to join the Magnesium Advocacy group on Facebook. The group owner is Morley Robbins and he has uncovered lots of interesting research on magnesium citrate and why it is NOT a good form of magnesium to take.

Essentially magnesium citrate is a magnesium molecule that has been attached to ascorbic acid-- a synthetic form of Vitamin C. This synthetic C has been found to disrupt the function of an enzyme called Ceruloplasmin, which has as an important job the regulation of iron and copper in the body.

In addition, Ascorbic Acid is known to disrupt the healthy gut or intestinal bacteria. It is recommended instead to use a whole food Vitamin C such as found in the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw C product or also in Innate Response Whole Food Vitamin C. There are other sources of whole food Vitamin C as well.

As for magnesium-- magnesium oxide is OK-- but, the two most recommended forms are magnesium malate and magnesium glycinate as they are more easily absorbed.

Magnesium is needed for over 3,700 different enzymatic functions in the body and a deficiency can cause a host of symptoms. It is easily lost through stress and is depleted in our soil so, supplementation is usually required.


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Posted by Yogagirl In Orange County (Placentia, California) on 12/04/2011

I had a buzzing sound in my ear off and on for the last six months. I purchased a magnetic bracelet on e-bay and noticed that it got less and then went away after about one week. The magnetic bracelets are a couple of dollars so not a big investment. I wear mine all the time even in the shower. They are actually a very attractive piece of jewelry. I am curious to know if anyone else has a similar response.


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Posted by Art (California ) on 11/10/2018 2137 posts

Many people have reported the problem of Tinnitus on this forum which generally presents as miscellaneous noises in the ear that only the person with tinnitus can hear.

Based on the following study, it appears that melatonin at a low dose may be quite useful for this common health issue! Here is a link to the full PubMed study :



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Thank you Art, I'll be studying the site/info you gave us a link to. I am always ready to ready a new, possible remedy. My ears ring 24/7, and spike very high sometimes but it only lasts about a minute, thank goodness. I'm clueless after studying it for the last 3 years since it developed. Thank you again for the new, to me, info, Denise

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Posted by Pinkrose (New York City) on 09/20/2013

Hi Everyone,

So happy to find this new website for me!

Here's my problem.... Quite a few... I have high blood pressure which goes through the roof because I have a phobia when taking blood pressure either in the doctor's office or even if I take it at home... Can't do it.... Also, thyroid issues which are under control and was having extreme anxiety due to circumstances.... Five or six weeks ago I developed a new issue which is Pulsatile Tinnitus as told to me by a Neurologist.... It goes off and on... My cardiologist suggested I try "Mullein Tincture".... 10 drops in the morning and 10 drops at night... I just took it for the first time tonight w/o a little water... Quite bitter... Didn't know I was supposed to add a little water... That being said, after about an hour or so I noticed no "whooshing sound" in my head... It's kind of positional when I get up or sit down, etc..... Now, I don't know if this Mullein tincture was the cause or not... I will wait several days to find out... But, I am praying it is... I have been so upset by this condition you have no idea! I can hardly think straight as it is so unsettling and the worst part is the Neurologist wanted me to get an MRI of the Brain and Neck in one of those claustrophobic machines! I have claustrophobia on top of everything and it is horrific to me... I may have to be sedated to do this test... I'm really frightened of the whole scenario....

So, now my question to everyone is.... Could the Mullein tincture be actually working?.... I have been reading about this tincture for tinnitus... Anyone have anymore information about this product?.... Thanks to all!

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Pinkrose, We have successfullly used Mullein for a number of things. So, I do think it could be working! Mullein is an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, nervine, and many other good things. I make an oil with mullein and garlic to use in the ears for ear infections and it works. I make a salve with mullein and lobelia herbs, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils that stops wheezing and coughing in most cases. I use the same salve to treat mastitis in my dairy goats very effectively. It seems to get congestion moved out of the area you are working on.

Please do let us know what the outcome is for you!

~Mama to Many~

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It may sound crazy...but do check whether you have Candida. It has a wide range of symptoms, including some of what you have listed above.

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