Hissing, ringing, buzzing in the ears.
Can be constant or intermittent.
Impacts balance and hearing.
Related to damage to hair cells in ear.
Due to loud noise impact or symptom of another imbalance- cold, flu, ear wax, infection, injury, high blood pressure, nervous system imbalance.
Can be related to recurrent bouts of antibiotics, drugs, alcohol, NSAIDs.
Things to try at home
Ear candling- buy these online or at a health food store. Lay flat, get a paper plate with a hole and hold the candle in the ear while someone lights the end. This is a traditional method of suctioning out excess ear debris.
Do not use ear bud headphones. If any, use over the ear headphones. Monitor volume level.
Reduce use of NSAIDs, because they impact the health of our liver. Find natural solutions to chronic pain/ address the root cause.
Acupuncture from a specialist.
Foods to think about:
Monitor caffeine intake. Take a break from coffee, switch to tea, try to go without. This allows the body’s natural hormone cycles to reset and takes a load off the nervous system and adrenal glands.
Berries and citrus (both fruit and peel) try to add these to your meals, snacks, desserts, salads. Foods with bioflavonoids and anthocyanins are beneficial for our blood health and circulation.
Ensure protein intake is ideal for body size. Carbohydrate and sugar intake is related to our activity levels. Healthy fats, both plant and animal are needed for optimal vitamin and mineral absorption.
Think about the digestive microbiome. Add a natural yogurt or probiotic if necessary.
Herbs and essential oils to try:
Feverfew in tea for the release of head pressure.
Calming flowers such as chamomile, rose, lavender, hops- try these in tea.
Rosemary to boost circulation. Try this in tea, baths, and topically in a cream or essential oil on temples.
Lavender to calm and soothe. Try this in tea, baths, and topically in a cream or essential oil on temples.
Cypress, rose and lemon essential oils.
Herbal berries such as hawthorn, rosehips and elderberry to boost immune and circulation.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This blog post is made using my textbook library, notes from school and from experience working with nutrition in the wellness industry. If you would like to have more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If I cannot assist you, I will direct you to someone who can.
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