The most common form of tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ears but it can include a variety of sounds that seem to originate in the hear or head and do not come from an outside source.  Other types of sounds people experience include whistling, buzzing, clicking (the frequency of the heartbeat), and the sound of crickets.  It can be mild and tolerable or very intense and disruptive for some.  Tinnitus is not a disease but rather a symptom of some other underlying cause.  It occurs more frequently with aging.

The sensation of hearing is a complex system starting with the outer ear canal, the ear drum and bony structure transmitting sound to the Cochlear organ and nerve, and hence to the brain.  Tinnitus can originate from any disruption to this pathway.  Extremely loud sounds or other physical damage, an ear infection, fluids from allergies, or even wax build up may trigger the sound.  Aging seems to play a role and it can be a side effect of some medications.  It is reported that withdrawal from a benzodiazepine (valium, etc) addiction can trigger tinnitus.

Oils & Blends:  Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum

Also consider: Cypress, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary

Suggested protocols:

Protocol 1

A drop each of Frankincense and Basil and apply to the back of the ear and run down the jaw line to the chin on each ear.  Repeat starting at top of ear and run down front of ear and jaw line.  Repeat every 1 – 4 hours till ringing subsides.

Protocol 2

Blend 4 drops each Cypress, Helichrysum, Lavender, Rosemary, let stand 24 hours, add 1 ounce FCO.  Put 5 – 7 drops of blend in palm and apply with fingers starting at front of ear, around the outside rim of the ear and down to the ear lobe. Continue in the depression behind and below the ear and down the jaw line. Repeat till oil in palm is used. Let recipient breath the blend in the palm. Repeat 2 – 3 times daily.

Other suggestions

Also consider two drops of Helichrysum in 1/2 a cotton ball inserted into the ear.

Some report a root cause may be Candida and using the GX Assist/PB Assist cleanse is a help.

Caution: Do not put oils directly into the ear.

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