Treating Tinnitus – Do Holistic Remedies Work?

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    Before I write a single word more, I want to get something out there because I think it’s important to say:

    This post is NOT endorsing holistic or any other “alternative” remedies as a miracle cure for tinnitus. 

    If you are reading this hoping for a magic solution to stop the ringing in your ears then I am sorry to disappoint you. This does NOT mean that holistic remedies are complete nonsense though. If you do a little browsing around the internet, you are sure to find countless stories of tinnitus sufferers who have found success with these “alternative” treatments.

    Holistic tinnitus treatments can include:

    • Meditation
    • Altering The Food You Eat
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Physical Exercises
    • Sound Therapy

    Of course, the main question on most people’s minds is: “Do they work!?”

    The real answer? Ehhhh…it depends.

    As you probably know, tinnitus sufferers are extremely diverse when it comes to the causes and symptoms of their conditions. As a result, it’s not surprising that they are just as scattered when it comes to reporting on what actually worked for them. There are people out there who will swear by their holistic treatments. They will gleefully tell you things like, “I was so desperate until I found (insert method here)! It was the only thing that ever gave me relief!” At the same time, it seems as though there are an equal number of people who will tell you that every alternative method they tried was complete nonsense!

    Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to predict how you will react to holistic treatments without simply trying them out yourself. The important thing  is that you go into these things with reasonable expectations. Although there are no guarantees that alternative remedies will work for you, there is some hope that the right one could bring you some relief.

    Many people who are interested in exploring holistic tinnitus treatments have been flocking lately to a man by the name of Ian McCall. Mr. McCall runs a website called He makes some pretty big claims about his program, even going as far as to offer a 60 day money back guarantee to anyone who doesn’t “stop the ringing” with his help.

    Ian McCall

    Not surprisingly, McCall has been a lightening rod for controversy since releasing his program to the public last year. Some have called him a snake oil salesman. Others have praised his methods for being the only thing that gave them relief in a time of desperation.

    McCall seems unsurprised that people harbor such mixed feelings towards him. Tinnitus is a very emotional thing. When you’re unable to help someone, those emotions can spill over into anger. When you are able to make a difference, those emotions can become feelings of overwhelming joy and gratitude. The fact that no two people seem to find relief from the exact same methods makes this problem even more pronounced.

    So should you try McCall’s program? Like with all holistic treatments, we recommend that anyone who decides to give Tinnitus Remedy a shot do so with reasonable expectations. Although it’s possible you could be one of McCall’s success stories, expecting a miraculous recovery 100% of the time is not a good idea. With that being said though, I am sure that many of you out there would be happy with even a modest chance of success. McCall is willing to put his money where his mouth is with his 60 day guarantee, so you’ve got to give the guy some credit for that.

    If you do decide to give Tinnitus Remedy or any of the many other natural treatments out there a try, please share your experience with the rest of the community. Best of luck in your holistic endeavors!


    -Stop The Ringing



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    carol says February 28, 2015

    Hi I am reading what you published about tinnitus and I have had results from hearing aids in both ears I had the ringing so bad I thought I would go crazy . I found an audiologist who gave me hearing aids and I wore them for 2 weeks and I was noticing a huge difference in the ringing in my ears I had to listen to music and I heard a slight sound but it taught my brain to listen to something else besides the ringing and I am so happy to be rid of the awful sound after 15 years . carol

    Helen Smith says March 3, 2015

    I have this ringing for a few years the Doctor who I saw when it started told me nothing could be done. I have tried everything on my own when it got really bad I tried the vaccumm ,oil, warm water flush and many other things still no relief

    Pam says March 6, 2015

    I have had the constant ringing, roaring, howling in my left ear for about 30 years. Because of the cause, Meniere’s Disease, I am left with no options to stop the noise. When I was diagnosed, doctors told me to put a small radio under my pillow at night so i could get to sleep. I guess after all this time, i have learned to tune some of it out but there are times when external factors or something like a cold, ear infection, throat infection, will kick it up to an unbearable level again. It about drives me crazy! I’m just glad that i have learned to deal with it somewhat; it’s just one of those things i have to live with. if i thought there was a chance i could get some relief, i would be trying some of the holistic methods. But, not much hope for anything taking it down a notch even. I don’t do total quiet very well, i have to have something, some kind of sound or noise masking over it, pretty much all the time

    Michelle Muhammad says May 5, 2015

    I love it whenever people get together and share views.

    Great blog, stick with it!

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