Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Tinnitus - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of tinnitus generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Tinnitus is characterized by a constant or lingering buzzing, ringing or clicking in the ears, which can affect daily activity. Several different factors can cause tinnitus including hearing loss, long-term exposure to loud noise, certain medications, allergies, the presence of a tumor and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Tinnitus.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for tinnitus:

An Shen Bu Xin Wan
Da Bu Yin Wan
Er Long Zuo Ci Wan
Ginkgo Biloba Extract
Jiang Ya Wan
Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan
Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan
Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

The following (11) acupuncture points may be useful for tinnitus. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (7) Chinese herbs currently associated with tinnitus. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for tinnitus. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Tinnitus

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
An Shen Bu Xin Wan

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Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

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Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

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Zuo Gui Wan

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