Tinnitus: Preaching to the Choir in your Ears
How much screaming will you tolerate before taking decisive action. I have learnt to preach to the choir in my ears. I did so because there came a time a when I realized that no one and nothing was going to rid me of my tinnitus. Just a small reminder of some of the therapies I have tried in order to find some peace and quite in my life: Acupuncture, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, infusions, Valium, Anti-depressants, orthodontic treatment, hearing aids, masking aids, “Tinnitus Re-Training” program, etc. I was asked to wear a specially designed corset to strengthen my back. I was asked to wear a brace by an orthodontic specialist.
I have been advised to take Botox® and now I am being advised to try a new “Herbal Tinnitus Formula” which may or may not help relieve Tinnitus. To add to all this, I spent at least 6 weeks in a Tinnitus clinic for rehabilitation measures. I have been off work for almost 1 year and finally lost my job due to my absence. Written down it all looks very dramatic and all in all, a pretty long story to tell. These are the negative aspects I had to learn to accept and forget.
These elements are history and must stay that way. The most common thing that most Tinnitus victims share is the fact we will do practically anything to get rid of the screaming in our ears. We will believe anything we are told and follow all instructions. We believe because we trust what we are hearing and we all look forward to the day when our Tinnitus is gone. Unfortunately we are often left in despair and frustration when we realize that the above therapies don’t work and in 90 % of all cases, have to admit that our Tinnitus is going to be a part of our every day lives. This is hard to accept for anyone. If you can established and accept this fact then you will become aware that the only way out of Tinnitus oblivion you’re your own will. The cure lies within yourself. Without stepping on too many toes, I must admit that the medical field did absolutely nothing to ease my Tinnitus. There are of course many theories as to why we get tinnitus and how to treat it but at the end of the day there isn’t much that common medicine can do for us.
There is away out of this hell and the only person that will make it happen is you. Ask yourself what you would do to get rid of your own Tinnitus. We have already established that we would do anything to rid ourselves of this torture. Tinnitus can be ignored. It’s a simple trick. Like most tricks it has to be learnt and practiced. One of my biggest dreams was learning to play the Didgeridoo. I went out and brought one and tried to teach myself to play it. After much frustration and days of trying to get a sound out of it, I finally succeeded. I got a looooong good sound out of it.
It sounded really good. The only problem was that the sound diminished after 10 seconds because I had to breath IN The only sound that comes from a didgeridoo is when you breath OUT. The trick is something known as “circular breathing”. In other words, breathing in and out at the same time. Believe it or not, it’s possible to breathe In and OUT at the same time and still live to tell the story. However, after weeks and weeks of practice, I learnt how to master “circular breathing”. I hope you can see the point I am trying to make. Learning to ignore Tinnitus is like learning to play the didgeridoo. It needs practice and willpower in able to succeed. Please let me repeat this phrase once more because it is very important you understand this.
You can learn to ignore Tinnitus if you know how. Anyone can learn to ignore Tinnitus. Your mind has been finely tuned to ignore things its doesn’t want to accept. This capability is evident in everyone alive. Think carefully, how many things do you forget or ignore because you don’t like them. Everyday we are confronted with elements we would rather forget. Tinnitus is another one of them. Learn to reduce its importancy and concentrate more on enjoying quality time. Its absolutely vital you start realizing that Tinnitus is NOT a disease.
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