Clinical Hypnotherapy for Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a noise that a person hears inside the head rather than from an external source. It can be whistling, buzzing or ringing. It can be heard in one or in both ears, but it also can appear at the front or in the back inside the head.
These constant noises often represent for those affected a great restriction of the quality of their lives. There is a strong correlation between the symptoms of the disease and a remarkable psychological tension. Despite the fact that stress, depression and other psychological factors do not cause tinnitus, it is undeniable that these contribute to its formation and development.
Stress leads to an altered distribution of hormones in the body and bloodstream disorders thus providing the potential for a lack of oxygen to the inner ear.
Tinnitus may be occasional, intermittent or continuous. A temporary tinnitus can occur after exposure to a very loud sound or music, but if it persists it may become a chronic tinnitus and be extremely uncomfortable and stressful for the person affected.
There are two types of tinnitus
Subjective tinnitus. In these cases the sound is audible only by the person. These are the most common tinnitus and represent 95% of the cases. Their causes and their physiological symptoms are not identified and have physical origin.
Objective Tinnitus. In these cases the sound can be heard by the person and by a specialist. They are caused by a physical condition such as the blood flow being more audible. Objective tinnitus are rare, but usually the cause is identifiable and treated by a GP or specialist.
Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for Tinnitus
Hypnosis can work well in cases of Subjective Tinnitus. This is because the sounds that a person hears is in fact not real, there is absolutely no physical cause for such noises. Hypnosis can be effective in that the person's mind will not hear those noises anymore.
The results can be astonishing. It is said that 50% to 76% of people suffering from tinnitus can get relief from tinnitus only with a few sessions of hypnosis. For some the sounds vanish completely, for others are lowered considerably.