Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), almost 12 percent of men who are 65 to 74 years of age are affected by tinnitus. Twelve million Americans have tinnitus, and one million experience it so severely it interferes with their daily activities.

The following factors may be responsible for tinnitus.

  • Hearing loss. People with different kinds of hearing loss also have tinnitus.
  • Loud noise. Too much exposure to loud noise can cause noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
  • Medicine. More than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus.
  • Other health problems. Allergies, tumors, and problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaws, and neck can cause tinnitus.

Tinnitus is often a very frustrating health problem for many people. Patients often feel discouraged after many doctor visits and drug therapies fail to make even the slightest difference. This leads a lot of people to try traditional Chinese medicine and be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Traditional Chinese medicine encompasses acupuncture and Chinese herbs. In Chinese medicine, tinnitus results from an imbalance between yin and yang. For many people, their tinnitus is an expression of a much deeper disharmony that has been slowly and gradually evolving. For these patients, the treatment options will include acupuncture and Chinese herbs to nourish the body at a deeper level. For others, tinnitus may be a result of side effects from medications or exposure to loud noise. These patients may respond well to acupuncture alone. A practitioner will check your tongue, feel your pulses and ask your questions about your disease's history and then tailor treatment towards re-establishing the balance that the body needs to heal. TCM addresses not only the symptom, but the underlying imbalance. Of course, the TCM emphasis has always been on strengthening health without causing harmful side-effects.

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA