A Tinnitus Handbook A Self
Do you need a self help recovery plan that will
help your tinnitus to heal? As a tinnitus sufferer, I have authored
a self help guide to recovery based on my own recovery. You will
not find scientific evidence behind my findings because I am not
a doctor and do not hold any kind of medical or scientific degree.
My findings are based on my own experience after seven years of
managing my own chronic Tinnitus.
While some people experience tinnitus with little to no discomfort,
others experience tinnitus as an extremely painful invasive sound
that affects their physical being as well as their emotional and
spiritual lives. The tinnitus can cause lack of sleep, emotional
distress, depression, lack of ability to concentrate, fear, anger,
and other behavioural changes that will severely affect day to day
Like most of you who have tinnitus, I have in the past consulted
doctors, shaman, healers, acupuncturists and even Shiatsu and Reiki
masters. I’ve tried natural medicines, tinnitus maskers, hypnosis,
tinnitus retraining therapy, ginko, and so on. After seeing very
little results from these efforts and after doing hundreds of hours
of research on the internet I finally came to the conclusion there
was only one thing I could do. I decided to get pro active and take
ownership of my own healing. Through a long and sometimes painful
process I developed the following 4-step plan which had a dramatic
effect on my tinnitus and my well-being.
Step 1 - Physical Healing
I went back to the gym and committed to an exercise plan. At the
same time, I closely monitored my eating habits and I discovered
through trial and error the foods to avoid and the foods that actually
helped my tinnitus. I started drinking much larger amounts of water
to eliminate as much of the bad toxins in my body as I could. I
eliminated all alcohol, wheat products, salts, citrus fruits and
milk products which drastically affected my tinnitus volume even
as little as ten minutes after consumption. * Please consult your
medical professional before making any changes to your diet.
Step 2 - Emotional Healing
I made a conscious choice to heal those parts of myself that felt
victimized and harboured resentment, fear and anger. I began this
process by reading self-help books, downloading online seminars,
and learning from home. I eventually cured my depression by focusing
on and learning everything I could about myself. I attended both
personal and professional development seminars to help me through
this self-evaluation process. It was the best thing I could have
ever done because not only did it help my tinnitus but it made every
other aspect of my life better.
Step 3 - Spiritual Healing
Before contracting tinnitus I didn’t really understand the
connection between mind, body and soul. And, after exploring the
relationship between them I discovered a close connection between
spirituality and healing. Our belief systems control our reality.
Change your beliefs and your reality will change around them. I
have learned a greater understanding of my human experience with
tinnitus. I feel that tinnitus was a real gift that pushed me down
a quicker path to discovering the true meaning of existence.
Step 4 - Mental Healing
This is the logical mind. This is the little voice in your head
that tells you what you can or cannot do. Through social conditioning,
your mind dictates to you what your perceived limitations are. i.e.
“I can’t cure my tinnitus because there is no cure for
tinnitus.” Well, the fact is; many people have been cured
from tinnitus. So, the fact that there is no proven cure does not
mean that you cannot be cured. It’s just true in your own
mind. Breaking down your preconditioned mental barriers can cause
drastic positive changes not only in your tinnitus but in every
aspect of your life.
Once you begin to understand and work at each of these four aspects
of your life you will begin to see tremendous positive changes in
your tinnitus and in your entire well-being.
Paul Tobey is a concert pianist and motivational speaker who has authored Tinnitus Free Living a Tinnitus Handbook Self Help Guide.