Natural Remedies to Treat Tinnitus

Sound Therapy  

Posted by Fudo (Singapore) on 06/23/2011

To all tinnitus sufferer, please try sound therapy, for sure it will work for us.... :-) Search Sound therapy International...

Spiral Seashell  

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Posted by Indira (Netherlands) on 09/08/2013
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So here is a crazy idea. I don't know if it will really work and it would be nice if more people try this. But for my rinnging ear, I have put the spiraly sea shell on the ear, and it seems like it helped. They say sound therapy works well, so I thought of the shell. And also shell has the same spiral like your ear. Maybe it has something to do with it too. Don't know. I wonder how others respond to it

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Indiria,

What an interesting idea... Using the sound of the large sea shell to give "auditory feedback" to address tinnitus. Well, I tried it. Maybe for two minutes each side. I have slight ringing... I think from being around loud machinery when young. Could not tell any difference but will do it again later and for longer time. Do you suggest for ten minutes?

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hi, nice to see a comment from someone. Maybe 2 min. Is too short, and you would need to try longer. But I think I have found something much better. I just wrote a short story for the site. Try to stop eating any salt for at least 1week. Incl. Sodium bicrarb, magnesium or whatever salt you might be taking. At least I think, that helped me to clear it after 1 week. read my story under desaltifying.

Swedish Bitters  

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Posted by Mvo (Jhb - Rsa) on 02/26/2013
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What I found helped me with Tinnitus was Swedish Bitters. I soaked a bit of cotton wool and put it in my ear and kept it there overnight - I found this advice in Health Through God's Pharmacy written by Maria Treben. Good luck.


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Posted by Lad (Mid Atlantic) on 07/14/2018
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I developed tinnitus over a few months, and nothing seemed to help it. I I took a little powdered taurine I had sitting around, along with my morning pick-me-up supplements. I seemed to noticed a near-instant relief of the ear's ringing volume I've had all summer. I then looked it up and saw, indeed, there is research backing Taurine for tinnitus. It may be coincidental that the ringing started for me after I cut back a good bit this Summer on (taurine-containing) energy drinks.

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Trying to figure out how much to try, I have 1000 mg vegie caps, but going to split in half at first. Any feedback or recommend appreciated on how much to try;)

Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback  

Posted by Mary (Springfield, Mo) on 06/29/2012

I was wondering about teds treatment for ringing ears. the one with baking soda peroxide and water. how many times do you do this? Or is it a one time thing. could some one please help me so I will know.

The Snapping Method  

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Posted by Jinxed (California, Usa) on 12/29/2013
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I have just read an article about a help for tinnitus.

Place the palms over the ears, fingers pointing to the back of the head. Point middle fingers at each other. The article said to place index fingers over the middle fingers, and then "snap" them down onto the base of the skull. Repeat snapping 40 - 50 times.

LOL, I can't get the "snap" to happen, so I just pointed my middle fingers together, and then drummed my index fingers on the base of the skull rapidly 40 - 50 times. I opened my mouth and tried to relax the jaw and face.

My tinnitus HAD been due to TMJ and was quite manageable and at a low level, but of late it is a LOUD hissing due to medication.

I was happily surprised to find the tapping/drumming really helped! I repeated the drumming a few times over the last few minutes and the noise is reduced nearly to the bearable levels I had before.

I also think acupuncture is just plain awesome, and the scalenes are never massaged as much as they need in many people with head issues.

Good luck with your "special noise"!

Replied by Jamie
Los Angeles, California
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In looking up some of these remedies for ringing in the ears/tinnitus, I found an article on Livestrong that helped me. Look it up on online, but I also describe it below. Didn't have any ACV, so I tried this for tonight. It helped! I was dancing at a loud venue last night for quite a while :/ So the pressure and ringing was really uncomfortable today. Not sure if this will work for chronic tinnitus or ringing caused by other things but it offered me some relief. "Better but not cured" because the pressure is not totally gone but there is relief! Ringing is less obtrusive. Huzzah!

So - the remedy: The article said to gently place the palms of your hands over your ears (cover your ears) with your fingers on the back of your head, with the middle fingers facing each other. You place your index finger on top of the middle finger then "snap" the index finger off the middle finger so that the index finger thumps firmly against the back of your neck (where your skull meets you neck). They say to do this about 50 times, and repeat several times a day, depending on severity.

I could hear the ringing especially with my ears covered, thumping away, and up to about the mid 40's suddenly there was a sense of calm and some clarity! Peace! That was pretty neat. Like something melted and released in my ears. Like I said, not entirely gone, but I feel relieved so I'll keep trying this (along with buying some ACV). My poor little ears! Love music so much, but yeowch... gotta be nicer to them from now on.

Grateful to find this. Hope it helps you!

Tinnitus Triggers  

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.

Topical Vinegar, Baking Soda and Borax Solution  

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Posted by Rob (Burlington, Ont) on 11/23/2016
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This was strictly a fluke cure! I have suffered from Tinnitus for about 7 years. From mild to extreme vibration hums and ringing.

My ears were itchy so I decided to spray a homemade solution I use on my feet after showering. In a spray bottle it's 30% water + 30% apple cider vinegar with 15% Borax and 15% baking soda. Put baking soda in after vinegar and slowly as it volcanoes .

Apply with fingers all around outer and inner ear, than a q tip for inner ear. Works after 3 days and I have no idea how or why! My guess could be some Tinnitus may be caused by mites in the ear. After 7 years what a relief.

Vitamin A  

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Posted by June (KC, KS) on 09/06/2008
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Hi EarthClinic!

I read somewhere that tinnitis is a symptom of premenopause. I cannot find where I read that but I began taking vitamin a to combat the problem because the same literature suggested it. It helped a lot. Recently, though, I forgot about taking vitamin a...and that it was a remedy for tinnitis...and the ringing is back in my ears! It's really an awful and annoying problem.

I started taking vitamin a again and am really hoping it relieves me of this problem again. It seemed to work before so I thought I would share it here as there is little information on EC about tinnitis. I did look up herbal remedies on a site where I sometimes buy supplements and it did say vitamin a is one possible treatment.

BTW, EarthClinic, the new website looks great! Very professional!

Replied by CarolB
Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA

How much vitamin A are you taking?

Vitamin C  

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Posted by Wayhealthy (Motown, Ca/ Usa) on 10/22/2012
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I love warm foods now that it's fall! My LOUD ear-ringing of several years has quieted to a barely audible hum since starting my ascorbic acid at very high amounts, a mere 5 days ago. I had also had trouble with my mind racing, thoughts coming jumbled and fast, even when asleep! That, too, is gone. I am so happy about these improvements, and I had all but given up hope that either would ever resolve. --T

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Way, what is your "very high amounts" of ascorbic acid and do you take it with baking soda to make sodium ascorbate as Ted recommends?

Replied by Waymore
Motown, Ca/ Usa

Hi Somewhere! I have just now heard of Ted's mixture, adding baking soda to Vit. C, and ought to buy his book soon, just to see what's in there! Perhaps sodium ascorbate is a better form of Vit C.... I don't know. Ted?

To answer your question: I am taking a staggered mix of lypospheric Vit C -without food- about two packs of 1,000mg each, three times a day. I try to fit in three Emergen-C packs, 1,000mg each, with ascorbic acid powder, 1 teaspoon mixed into each drink -with food. Total: Between 10-12 grams.

I plan to only take this amount for about two-three weeks, then drop down to slightly lower amounts for maintainence and slow-but-steady improvement. My plan of action is based on much reading of doctor's research first, so is fairly sound, and I tolerate it really well, and feel wonderful.

Next, I am adding Ted's idea, of Borax and sea salt, 1/8th of a tspn of each in a liter of water, sipped throughout the day. I plan on feeling even better! --T.


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Posted by June (KC, KS) on 12/25/2008
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Over the past year I have suffered with tinnitis. It was very discouraging to be told by my naturepath that no one knows how to cure this! I believe my tinnitis was caused largely by hormonal disturbances. It is a symptom of early menopause. Tinnitis is also a symptom of heavy metal toxicity.

The problem was extremely annoying and made it difficult for me to concentrate or fall asleep. The sound was very high pitched.

Well, I always keep trying no matter what and I have another friend who recommended zeolite drops. Zeolite is a volcanic mineral that has a honeycomb structure. It has a charge that attracts heavy metals to it. It surrounds the particle and the body passes it out.

I used one bottle of the drops for about a month and it helped tremendously. My tinnitis disappeared to the point I forgot I had it. After I ran out of the drops, though, it came back again slightly. Not nearly as bad, though. I do plan to get more of this product. It's the only thing I've found that really helps.

Replied by Helen
Ann Arbor, MI

Did you put the ZEOLITE drops in your ear or did you take it orally? How much did you use each time? Thanks.

Replied by Jerry
New York, Usa

I'm writing to see if you ever received a reply regarding the use of the Zeolite drops. Would love feedback if you did. Thanks-j

Replied by Nicole

I'm pretty sure the zeolite drops were taken orally. Zeolite attracts and capture metals through the body and has been known to even shrink tumors.


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Posted by Squiqwe (Cortland, Oh) on 05/25/2010
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Zinc cut down my ear ringing 80%.