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6 steps to complete Tinnitus relief

STEP 1. Exclude objective cause (such as ear infection, etc.). This has to be done by your ENT specialist before further steps. 

STEP 2. Fix the spine and jaws with a physiotherapist. Great physiotherapist techniques for tinnitus are: 

- McKenzie

- Soft tissue technique

- Dynamic neuromuscular stabilizations according to Kolar

- Trigger points by Travell a Simons 

STEP 3. Pink Noise sound therapy based on Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff, with a sound generator or mp3 player to:​

  • Measure your tinnitus every day to see progress.

  • Find what makes your tinnitus worse/better with a tinnitus diary.

  • Disconnect the fixation of your brain on tinnitus.

The pink noise could be generated by:​

  1. Mp3 players, such as this Amazon MP3 mp3 player and Koss headphones.

  2. Phonak, Siemens, or Audifon noise generators (expensive option)

  • I prefer an mp3 player before sound generators because TRT measurement is much easier with an mp3 player and is also a cheaper option.

  • Download pink noise for free here.

 

STEP 4. Diet change. Many meals make your tinnitus louder and many meals help to calm down tinnitus.

You can find the details in the book I cured my Tinnitus.

You can also read this article where I listed the main problematic foods.

STEP 5. Understand the mechanism of chronic tinnitus and why standard treatments fail.

This was discovered by Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff. Details are described in the book I cured my Tinnitus. 

STEP 6. Stress and Anxiety relief.  It will help you to find a way how to fix your sleep, work with your emotions (e.g. many men don't cry and many women don't express anger), how to get relief from long-term stress and how to say no and put yourself first.

The best techniques are Somatic Experiencing, based on Dr. Peter A. Levine, and healing trauma based on Bessel Van Der Kolk.

Find below valuable videos. Remember when you are under stress your tinnitus is louder. So it needs to be fixed from both sides. Tinnitus volume needs to be decreased by sound therapy as well as you need to calm your nervous system. Somatic Experiencing and healing trauma (based on research, more than 70% of the population has some sort of unresolved trauma) are the best techniques I know. 

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What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains | Bessel van der Kolk | Big Think
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What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains | Bessel van der Kolk | Big Think

What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains, with Bessel van der Kolk Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg Up next ►► How to heal trauma with meaning: A case study in emotional evolution | BJ Miller https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink/search?query=trauma Contrary to popular belief, trauma is extremely common. We all have jobs, life events, and unpleasant situations causing us daily stress. But when your body continues to re-live that stress for days, weeks, months, or even years, that stress changes your brain, creating trauma inside your mind, and that trauma can eventually manifest in your physical body. As you can see, trauma isn’t what happens to you, but how you respond to the traumatic situation. Something that is traumatic to one person may be no big deal to the next. Whether something becomes traumatic or not has a great deal to do with who’s around you while you experience this event. Were you alone and scared, were you comforted by friends and family? The problem with trauma is that it starts when something happens to us, but that’s not where it stops - it changes your brain. Once your brain changes and you’re in constant fight or flight mode, it can be hard to stay focused, feel joy, or experience pleasure until this trauma is healed. Luckily, modern psychological practices are developing innovative ways to heal from trauma that actually work. Read the video transcript: https://bigthink.com/series/the-big-think-interview/what-is-trauma/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Bessel van der Kolk: Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people. His major publication, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, talks about how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years. Dr. van der Kolk is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has taught at universities and hospitals across the United States and around the world, including Europe, Africa, Russia, Australia, Israel, and China. Check out Bessel van der Kolk's latest book, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” at https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more of our stories on trauma: Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood►► https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/childhood-trauma-adult-empathy Been traumatized? Here's how PTSD rewires the brain►► https://bigthink.com/philip-perry/been-traumatized-here-is-how-ptsd-rewires-the-brain PTSD Doesn’t Only Reside in the Brain►► https://bigthink.com/philip-perry/ptsd-doesnt-only-reside-in-the-brain ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Big Think | Smarter Faster™ ► Big Think The leading source of expert-driven, educational content. With thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, Big Think helps you get smarter, faster by exploring the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century. ► Big Think Edge Learn career skills from the world's top minds: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want more Big Think? ► Daily editorial features: https://bigthink.com/popular/ ► Get the best of Big Think right to your inbox: https://bigthink.com/st/newsletter ► Facebook: https://bigth.ink/facebook ► Instagram: https://bigth.ink/Instagram ► Twitter: https://bigth.ink/twitter
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