If you’ve ever had a stubborn case of tinnitus, you know just how unbearable it can be. Constant ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing in the ears is enough to bring anyone to a breaking point…
It interferes with your ability to hear, work, socialize and sleep… leaving you frazzled, frustrated and in desperate need of some peace and quiet.
Now, tinnitus itself is not a disease but a symptom of another problem within your body. It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Age-related hearing loss
- Ear injury
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax blockage
- Changes to your ear bone
- Head and neck injuries
- Head and neck tumors
- Meniere’s disease
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid problems
- Hormonal changes
Some of these conditions have an easy fix, like earwax buildup, for example. But a lot of these problems aren’t simple to treat, which means you could be stuck with tinnitus indefinitely.
And sometimes tinnitus sticks around even after the primary condition is treated. There are even some people who can’t figure out what’s causing their tinnitus, which means they have less hope for a simple, permanent solution.
But regardless of what’s causing your tinnitus, you’re probably struggling to find an effective solution. Your doctor doesn’t have much to offer besides devices that attempt to mask the ringing or prescription anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs to reduce the psychological toll of tinnitus.
In the natural health realm, you can turn to supplements like gingko biloba, CoQ10 or NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine). Of course, some people find success with these remedies and others don’t.
But if you’re among the many tinnitus sufferers who’ve tried everything to no avail, don’t give up hope. The trick I’m about to share with you could provide major relief from your rampant ear-ringing…
A tinnitus-taming exercise
There’s a tinnitus-taming exercise that reduces ear-ringing for many of the tinnitus sufferers who try it. And the best part is its simple, free and only takes about a minute. All you need to do is:
- Put your palms over your ears with your fingers resting on the back of your head.
- Make sure your middle fingers are pointing toward each other and are slightly above the base of your skull.
- Put your index fingers on top of your middle fingers, and then snap your index fingers down so they make a drumming sound on the back of your head. Do this 40 to 50 times.
- You may experience immediate relief after doing this exercise just once. But if you don’t, continue doing it several times per day until your tinnitus subsides.
Here’s a video of the exercise, so you can get a better idea of what you need to do. Hopefully, if you practice this exercise daily, you’ll find some relief and prevent a stubborn case of tinnitus from stealing your life and your sanity.