Life in the twenty-first century can be very stressful indeed. The pressures placed upon us all to earn the wherewithal to feed ourselves literally, as well as to feed the desires created in our lives by the endless consumer society we live in can be overwhelming.
It is a matter of debate as to whether stress is actually one of the causes of tinnitus. There is no debate however over whether stress exacerbates tinnitus. It is a fact that people who are already experiencing the symptoms of tinnitus find that the more stressed they are the louder is the ringing in the ears associated with that condition.
There are many people who go through life with very mild tinnitus which because it sits quietly in their background goes all but unnoticed. It is oftentimes these people who when they get into a highly stressed position then notice the appearance of the sounds of tinnitus in their heads. When they then ask themselves what causes ringing in the ears or tinnitus they are likely to answer stress.
The vicious circle of stress and the sounds of tinnitus is a very real one. If you suffer from stress you are likely to invoke your tinnitus if it were lurking in the background. The realization that you have this noise inside your head from which there is no apparent escape deepens the stress. The more your focus falls on your tinnitus the louder and more stressful becomes its symptoms.
Stress is generally regarded as a chief aggravator of tinnitus. It, therefore, follows that control or reduction of stress will play a significant part in reducing ringing in the ears and thereby a degree of tinnitus relief.
Stress is in itself a complicated condition and not easy to eliminate speedily. However, a very good starting point is to actively seek relaxation. There are many ways of going about this but one of the easiest ways and one that is cost-free is to take some gentle exercise in the fresh air.
It is recognized that physical relaxation generally results in mental relaxation. That physical relaxation is best when it involves some exercise or stimulation taking the thought processes away from the stress. Relaxing by sitting or lying in bed will only compound the problem. The mind will have little to focus on other than the causes of the stress and will therefore merely feed it.
Listening to music and moving attention to the positives in life are both useful tools in the battle against stress-induced tinnitus. Stress is a state of mind and generally a negative one. Consciously looking for and acting in a positive way brings home a better life balance which will in turn deliver a positive impact on your total health and wellbeing.
Relaxation and control of thought will play a massive part in reducing the impact of tinnitus. These two disciplines are invoked in the act of meditation which has been used to great effect in combating tinnitus. It does seem that natural therapies offer the best route to success in this battle. Homeopathy too has its place in the campaign.
The holistic approach meaning looking at the overall health of a person is at the forefront of homeopathy. Many natural remedies derived from plant and mineral substances used for healing in homeopathy have been around for centuries. The concept behind it is that like cures like and is well worth trying.
There is no absolute cure for tinnitus as there is no absolute cure for stress. What will work for me may do absolutely nothing for you. To achieve your tinnitus liberation will involve a journey of discovery. Stress reduction should be a first priority and an amount of trial and error. Importantly though, a positive outlook will be key to defeating stress and to defeating tinnitus alike.