Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus is defined as a phantom auditory perception. This means a noise that someone hears inside his ears or head when that noise does not exist externally. It’s also known as ear ringing, ringing in the ears, and head noises. The word tinnitus is derived from the Latin word ‘tinnire” which means “ringing.” It’s estimated that between 10% and 20% of adults over the age of 50 experience tinnitus. Of these, approximately 25% report that they suffer. Suffering means that the noise in their ears or head interferes with their normal activities, such as sleep, the ability to concentrate, mood changes, the ability to perform their usual activities. The remaining 75% gradually develop a habit of consciously ignoring their noise so that it does not interfere with their lives. This habit state is known as habituation.

Tinnitus treatment has ranged from simple home remedies such as instilling drops of warm oil into the ear canals to radical surgery. Even today, suggested tinnitus treatment often includes specific herbs, vitamins, bioflavonoids, exercise, dietary modifications, meditation, Yoga, sound recordings, making sounds, and electrical-stimulation devices, While exercise and a proper diet are important components of a healthful lifestyle, none of these so-called “treatments” has proven effective to eliminate the noise of tinnitus.

Why do you suppose so many treatments existed for pneumonia or syphilis before the discovery of penicillin? Because none of them worked. When penicillin proved to be so effective, the ineffective treatments disappeared. Most tinnitus treatments today are similar-many claims exist, desperate tinnitus sufferers rush to try them, but they don’t work. One reason is that there are many different causes of tinnitus.

Tinnitus cures are sometimes reported where the noise completely goes away; however the cause of tinnitus in these instances is very significant. For example, aspirin and numerous prescription medications can cause ear ringing. When the offending medications are discontinued, the ringing in the ears typically goes away. Eliminating neuro-toxic substances from food can also eliminate the noise. Substances such as MSG and aspartame are frequent offenders.

It’s extremely important for anyone who experiences only one ringing ear to undergo a thorough examination by an ear specialist. A benign growth on the acoustic nerve inside the skull typically presents with the symptoms of ringing in one ear, hearing loss in that ear, and vertigo. Called an acoustic neuroma, such a growth often requires surgical removal.

Endolymphatic Hydrops is a condition caused by an increased fluid and pressure within the boney compartment of the inner ear. This increased pressure also causes the same three symptoms listed above-tinnitus, hearing loss, and vertigo. This symptom triad was described in 1861 by Dr Prosper Meniere, and is often called Meniere’s Disease. One tinnitus treatment in the past included surgery to relieve the pressure within the inner ear. Doctors today have discovered that many instances of Endolymphatic Hydrops are secondary to food sensitivity-especially to wheat. Corn, dairy, and soy sensitivities have also been implicated.

Our hearing mechanism is designed to receive, process, and transmit sound vibrations to the brain for interpretation. Hearing is one of our five primary senses that inform us of conditions in our immediate environment. In the absence of external sound, our hearing cells become super-sensitive and literally search for sound. When not receiving an external stimulus, these cells may pick up the normal energy flow between adjacent brain cells and interpret this as sound. As evidence of this phenomenon, when placed in a totally silent room for five minutes, 95% of adults with normal hearing report the onset of tinnitus. Tinnitus treatment in this instance simply requires reintroducing normal sounds into each individual’s environment.

Any type of hearing loss can cause ringing in the ears. One common cause of tinnitus follows exposure to loud noises-called acoustic trauma. When the noise is loud enough and the resulting damage to delicate inner ear nerve cells is sufficient, hearing loss and accompanying ear ringing may also be permanent. Prevention is far better than any treatment for this condition. Treatment requires an understanding of what generates the associated suffering that accompanies tinnitus.

The conscious mind is bombarded constantly by many thousands of stimuli from our environment. To avoid sensory overload, it separates those that are considered threatening to survival from those that are non-threatening, or relatively unimportant. Attention is then focused on the more important stimuli, and the others are largely ignored. In regard to the noise of tinnitus, any sound determined to be non-threatening will automatically be ignored by the conscious mind.

Fear is the key point that determines what sounds can be ignored. It is impossible to ignore any stimulus that causes a fear response. Tinnitus-especially near the time of onset–can certainly cause us to feel fear. Thus, an essential component of any effective tinnitus treatment must include the removal of fear from the sound of tinnitus. Regardless of its specific cause, the conscious mind will not be able to habituate the noise of tinnitus until the associated fear is totally removed.

Information About Dead People in Your Dreams

Many people wonder if we can learn anything about a very dear person who suddenly dies.

Death is the most unbearable fact for everyone. When you lose someone you love, you die too.

However, you have to continue living, because you still can breathe… You have to be strong and go on.

This is so hard that there is no comfort for someone who loses an adored person because they die. The continuation of your life after you lose the most important person for you is martyrdom.

Especially the death of young people is something that we cannot accept, understand and forgive. We never accept the death of a kid, a teenager or someone still young. This is more than revolting.

Many people lose their faith in the existence of God when they lose someone very young. I was one of them, when I suffered a tragic car accident, when I was only 15 years old. I lost my faith because my dearest friend Marina, who was only 22 years old and was next to me in the car, died instantly after a truck hit us. Everyone in the car suffered serious trauma except the driver and my boyfriend who were in the left side of the car (there were 6 teens in the car – Marina was the oldest one), and my case was the worst, after Marina’s case.

My salvation was a real miracle, especially because I could recuperate my intelligence, even though I had a trauma in my head and I had lost temporarily the coordination of my movements. I could not write, play the piano or walk down stairs alone. My vision was not clear. I saw double images everywhere: everything in front of my eyes appeared twice and I didn’t know which image was the real one. I had to close the eye near the trauma I had on the right side of my forehead if I wanted to see only one image.

I recuperated the coordination of my movements, my perfect vision and my intelligence, but I didn’t recuperate my faith. I hated God because he allowed this tragic accident happen to us and I concluded that he should not exist in fact, paying attention to all the horrors which exist on Earth.

I started accepting again the possibility of the existence of God only after 6 years of atheism, when I got married, because I felt that God helped me in a sad situation. I didn’t know what to do and I prayed. I received miraculous help and my faith started to appear again, but it was not strong. It was only a doubt, while before I was sure that God didn’t exist and I attacked everyone who said that they believed in Him.

It was only when I started caring for the meaning of my dreams because I was very nervous, depressed and insecure, after my son’s birth, that I really recuperated my faith, because I realized that the unconscious mind that produces our dreams is saintly and gives us information about many things when we learn how to translate the dream language.

After Marina, I lost the dearest friend Eleni de Fatima, who was only 27 years old and died of leukemia. She was married and had two kids: a boy who was 6 years old at that time and a girl who was 4 years old.

After Eleni de Fatima, I lost the dearest friend Arnold, who became psychotic and committed suicide when he was 26 years old. At that time I had already started caring for the meaning of my dreams and I saw a dream explaining to me that “someone was looking for the elixir of eternal life, but could not find it”. I saw the globe, as if I was an astronaut, from a very great distance, and a shadow of someone on Earth, probably looking for the elixir. This was my friend Arnold…

After Arnold, I lost my dearest cousin Efi, who was only 18 years old, in a train accident, and my dearest mother-in-law, who was only 64 years old, in the same week of June of 1984, when I was pregnant, waiting for my unique son.

I saw many dreams explaining me why my young cousin had to die and my aunt’s dreams confirmed the information I was receiving in my own dreams.

I understood logically that my mother-in-law was saved from pain, because she was suffering too much with my brother-in-law’s decisions. She was very sad with him, and she would help me and my husband with our baby and feel too tired because she was always doing too much for everyone, without caring about her tiredness.

I saw also dreams explaining me why Eleni de Fatima had to die.

I didn’t see any dream explaining me why Marina had to die, but I could conclude it with the knowledge I had acquired.

Many other young people that lived near me died after them, including my husband, when he was 34 years old and our son was only 4 and a half years old.

So, the knowledge I have about the meaning of death is strictly connected to my own experiences, losing many young people that were very close to me.

The information that everyone can have in their own dreams about the person they love is real and this is why I’m writing an e-book to show you why you can really trust the information about dead people in your dreams and how this information can help you accept their death and continue your difficult journey in life, without their presence.

Best Treatment For Arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It can occur at any age, and literally means pain within a joint. Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which cause pain and swelling of the joints. Arthritis is a condition that occurs in various joints in the body, especially in the knees, hips and spine. It can affect any joint, but the shoulder is affected infrequently. When arthritis occurs the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones making up the joint breaks down and often flakes off into the joint. The joint becomes swollen and stiff and the lining tissue of the joint (the synovium) becomes overgrown. Frequently, spurs will develop around the margins of the joint and can, sometimes, break off inside.

These conditions occur as a result of damage or wear and tear on the body and are more prevalent over time. The body is a superb piece of machinery which works very well on a daily basis but like any machine, is prone to niggles and complications over time. One of these problems is arthritis.

The pain can vary from mild to very severe, depending upon many factors, including the severity of the disease, the type of arthritis. The condition may occur spontaneously or as a late result of previous trauma, such as fracture or dislocation. It also may occur as a result of an inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.

What causes arthritis and how do you know if you have it?

Although it is thought that the sufferer’s genetics play an important role in the development of this disease, unfortunately, the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis has not yet been identified; what is known is that when it occurs, the body’s immune system suddenly turns against itself destroying the tissues found in and around the joints. This is why the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can include extreme pain at the joints (this normally occurs in pairs, for example – both elbows, both knees, etc.).

Arthritis is on the increase, and the statistics show that this figure is growing fast. Therefore an understanding of what arthritis is and what the signs are is important, so that sufferers can get an early diagnosis and implement relevant lifestyle changes before the symptoms become too serious.

If you have a joint which becomes stiff, feels heavy and fatigues easily, then arthritis may be present. If you are unlucky and the doctor informs you that you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, the news can be quite devastating. However, understanding this disease is one way that you could come to terms with it, so that you know what to expect and can work out a plan of action to control it in the best manner you can.

Arthritis also called rheumatoid arthritis, shouldn’t be confused with the term “rheumatism”, which has taken on the meaning of any aches or pains related to aging, or weather. Some studies have demonstrated a link between arthritis and certain weather conditions with low barometric pressure and high humidity. There is a theory that low pressure systems, usually associated with damp or rainy conditions, could cause joints to swell. The swelling causes stiffness of the joints, as well as pain. High humidity may have an effect through other mechanisms.

We know that arthritis symptoms can be worse when the muscles around the joint aren’t strong or supple enough. Cold weather stiffens muscles, so this may also worsen arthritis symptoms. Each person is different in how weather can affect them. Some people say they can predict rain based on their arthritis, and others say that they feel worse during or after a storm. This simply shows that the correlation between weather and arthritis is poorly understood.

So What Is The Best Treatment For Arthritis?

Although there is no cure for arthritis; there are treatment options available. Many advocate the benefits of natural, chemical and drug free treatments to ease pain.