Yoga Can Help Treat Tinnitus
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At Florida Gulf Coast Hearing Center, we have a team of hearing loss specialists at three convenient locations in Naples, FL, and Estero, FL. Each one of our specialists is committed to improving hearing loss and helping our community members get back to enjoying their life in full and as comfortably as possible. We work with our patients every step of the way, starting with a consultation and a full exam and evaluation of hearing loss. When we have determined the extent of a patient’s hearing loss, we can recommend the best type of hearing aid for their needs. We also offer comprehensive hearing services to our communities in Naples, FL and Estero, FL, including hearing exams and evaluations, hearing loss reviews, balance testing, hearing aid evaluation and fitting, custom ear protection, assisted listening devices, therapeutic hearing programs, and tinnitus treatment. We have two locations in Naples, FL, one of which is located at Physicians Regional Hospital, and we have one location in Estero, FL. If you have hearing loss or are looking for tinnitus treatment, call today or contact us online.
Research Shows Yoga Can Help Treat Tinnitus
In 2019, researchers in Poland conducted a study to determine the effects of yoga on 25 patients diagnosed with chronic tinnitus. These patients participated in daily yoga exercises for 12 weeks, and 10 of the participants received MRI scans before and after each yoga session to measure the effect of the yoga on brain health and the severity of their tinnitus. At the end of the 12-week period, the researchers determined that the participants had better control of their tinnitus symptoms, less intrusiveness of symptoms, slept better, and felt they had an enhanced quality of life.
How Yoga Can Be Used to Treat Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, from poor cardiovascular health and poor circulation to trauma or injury to the head or ear. Certain yoga poses can improve tinnitus symptoms and provide temporary or even permanent relief. Yoga improves circulation, cardiovascular function, lowers blood pressure, improves flexibility and mobility, improves focus, reduces stress and inflammation, and increases your heart rate. All of these benefits have the possibility to improve certain health conditions, including tinnitus.
The Best Yoga Positions for Treating Tinnitus
The following yoga poses can be used as an effective method of tinnitus treatment:
- Trikonasana (triangle pose)
- Padangusthasana (hand to big toe pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog)
- Ustrasana (camel pose)
- Gomukhasana (cow face pose)
- Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
- Viparita Karani (legs up the wall)
- Matsyasana (fish pose)
All of these yoga poses offer the health benefits mentioned above, and also provide a relaxing distraction from tinnitus symptoms. Meditative yoga can also help you manage the discomfort and balance issues associated with tinnitus.
Combining Yoga with Other Tinnitus Treatment Options
Your physician or hearing specialist may recommend that you combine yoga with other treatment options for the best results. Yoga for tinnitus can be combined with other strategic tinnitus treatments such as sound support, Zen therapy treatments, white noise therapy, hearing aids, and more. Ultimately, you and your hearing specialist can discuss which tinnitus treatment is best for your symptoms, lifestyle, and needs.
Contact Florida Gulf Coast Hearing Center
If you want more information about tinnitus treatment, visit us at Florida Gulf Coast Hearing Center. Our hearing specialists have years of experience treating tinnitus symptoms. We can discuss the benefits of yoga for tinnitus and determine if it is an appropriate tinnitus treatment option for you. To learn more, call us today or contact us online.