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tinnitusAbout 36 million Americans are suffering from tinnitus (ear ringing).  Ear ringing is a symptom of underlying disease.  The symptom is not affecting Americans only; it also affects people from all ethnic backgrounds and geographical locations. From time to time, clients from countries other than the US with tinnitus approached me for consultation.  The symptom of ear ringing appears to affect people globally.

Typical symptoms of tinnitus include persistent humming, hissing, whistling, clicking, roaring, buzzing, or hearing your own heartbeats.  Causes for tinnitus are various.  It can be caused by exposure to loud noise such as concerts, machinery, and aircraft.  It can also be caused by injuries, side effects of medication, stress, ear and/or brain infections, high sodium intake, poor dietary habits, etc.

The treatment for tinnitus thus requires a holistic approach.  Through working with clients with tinnitus, I have found that the following natural remedies can be helpful to reduce or eliminate ear ringing:

1. Environmental Change:

If loud noise was the trigger, changing the environment or even changing careers may be a relief for temporary suffering.  For example, some of my clients chose not to be aircraft mechanics, or truck drivers anymore, and that helped to stop their symptoms.

2. Discontinue Use of Medication:

If anti-hypertensive medication or aspirin gives you the side effects of ear ringing, discontinue the medication.  These drugs dilate vessels, and might increase pressure in the ear.

3. Effective Stress Management:

Stress may cause all kinds of physical illness.  Usually, I will ask my clients with tinnitus, “What is that you don’t want to hear?”  Spiritually speaking, tinnitus is symbolic of shutting down the outside world.  Once I guided my clients to gain insight into their life situations and learn a better coping mechanism, their symptoms reduced to a minimum.  Prayers and meditation can help reduce the symptoms.  This is also the case even with head injuries.

4. Herbal Treatment for Ear and/or Brain infections:

Yeast and parasitic infections of middle and inner ears and/or brain are very common cause for ear ringing.  Our Herbal Detox Program (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) is very effective to clear the infections and reduce/eliminate the symptoms.

5.  Anti-yeast Nutritional Program:

The American Tinnitus Association notes that dietary habit plays a role in triggering ear ringing symptoms.  The Association urges people to limit consumption of artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.

When I put my clients on an Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program with no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals, their symptoms subsided.  (See more details in my yeast free cookbook: Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.)  An Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program helps to prevent or limit the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites, which in turn limits the triggers of tinnitus.

6. Reduce Salt Intake:

According to the American Tinnitus Association, high sodium intake causes water retention and increases the pressure in the ear and thus triggers ear-ringing symptoms.  Restaurant food tends to be very salty.   Avoid using saltshakers as a habit.  This would also reduce your dependency on anti-hypertensive medication.

Ear ringing symptoms can be annoying and consuming, because they can impair your normal hearing ability, affect your sleeping patterns, and rob your efficiency of day-to-day functioning.  However, as described above, the effects of the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated.

For more information, please contact Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) at Academy of Vibrant Health, 541 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, or visit www.drjsbest.com, or call 213-489-1712.  Consultation is available on Skype for international clients.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.

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There are no uniform symptoms, causes and treatment modalities for ADD or ADHD.  Every case should be given individualized attention and treatment plans.  Basically, there is no cure for ADD or ADHD.  However, the symptoms can be controlled with proper intervention.  After dealing with clients with ADD or ADHD for three decades, I have found the following treatment methods to be most effective:

Yeast-Free Nutritional Therapy:

A yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine nor chemicals works wonders to reduce hyperactivity, poor mental concentration, irritability, moodiness and the other symptoms mentioned above.  The logic is very simple: a yeast-free nutritional program reduces the infection in your middle or inner ear.  When the yeast infection is under control, the swelling of tissue goes down.  This, in turn, allows sensory input to be transmitted from the external environment to your brain without obstacles or blockage.  Consequently you can be more receptive and responsive. To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Herbal Therapy:

Chinese herbal formulas are also found to be effective in the detoxifying and healing process.  The most important formulas to use are the ones that clean up infections in the middle ear and the sinus.  When the yeast infection in the middle ear is under control, you will be able to hear better, respond more appropriately, and in most cases, your ear ringing will also go away.

Sinus congestion not only blocks sensory input, but also prevents the brain from getting a sufficient supply of oxygen.  This, of course, is a double whammy!  When the sinus infections are cleared, your mental clarity will also be restored.  Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea are excellent combination in clearing the yeast infections in the mid or inner ear or sinuses.

Not every individual with ADD experiences hyperactivity.  You might experience low energy and depression.  Therefore, additional herbal formulas for uplifting energy and mood are recommended.  Male Vitality or Female Vitality is designed to uplift your mood, increase energy, and improve mental concentration.

Psychological Counseling:

As mentioned earlier, all individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder tend to experience emotional issues that have not been worked through.  Either children or adults, it is important for them to identify the core problems contributing to the disorder.  Seeking help from experienced therapists dealing with ADD or ADHD is an essential step.

If impulsiveness is present, you will need to be in a behavior modification program either on an individual basis or in a group situation.  The purpose of these programs is to help you learn to set limits on your behavior and learn a new way to gratify your needs or delay your gratification.  You also need to learn how to organize a structured routine that is easy to follow so that your frustration will be reduced to a minimum.

People with ADD are often highly intelligent.  If you are one of them, don’t give up!  You can make a great contribution to society if you learn how to control ADD or ADHD and make the best use of your intelligence!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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