Hypnosis: Can It Stop Tinnitus?
Hypnosis scientifically known as "the alpha state". Recent
experiments have shown this state of mind is superior for learning, memory
recall, and training the mind to overcome bad "programming"
from the past, which includes tinnitus.
Studies have shown that people with tinnitus tend to have more somatics
(pains or sensations of discomfort) than the general population. People
with tinnitus experience depression or-stress-related anxiety before the
onset of the noise. This fact, in part explains the effectiveness of hypnosis
in the relief of tinnitus.
The hypnotherapist's job is to diffuse the emotional charge from the
associations so that the person has a better opportunity for healing.
Once the emotional charge has been removed the therapist helps the client's
unconscious mind focus on stimuli other than the noise.
Hypnosis is not a cure for tinnitus. It is however, a very helpful therapy
for reducing or eliminating the noise and/or the emotional impact of tinnitus.
It is critical that an individual not use hypnosis until pathology has
been determined by a medical doctor. It would be foolish to attempt to
silence the noise of tinnitus that is caused by a tumor.