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Buzzing, swishing, hissing,whirring, chirping, ringing. If you're hearing those noises inside your ears, you have tinnitus. It won't cause deafness, but it can impair hearing. It's usually caused by a head injury, an infection, a disease or exposure to loud sounds such as gunshots and explosions. The natural remedies here -- in conjunction with medical care and used with the approval of your doctor -- may help relieve tinnitus, according to some health professionals.

See Your Medical Doctor When

(1) You suffer from noises in your ears that last for more than a few days.
(2) Your ear noises are accompanied by dizziness or pain.

(1)Eating plenty of magnesium-rich foods.
(2)If the doctor says that your tinnitus is the result of circulation problems, try ginko, which increases blood flow to the brain.Ginko capsules are sold in most health food stores. Ginko works slowly, and it may take weeks or months before you notice improvement.
(3)If you have a roaring sound in your ears accompanied by giddiness and deafness, try Salicylic acidum. If you have roaring with a tingling sensation and your ears feel clogged up, try Carbonium sulphuratum. And Kali iodatum is a good remedy for long-standing ringing in the ears with no other symptoms.
(4)You may get some relief from tinnitus by working the ear, cervical spine and neck reflex points on your hands or feet. Work the points on the sides and bottoms of both big toes thoroughly, using whichever technique you find most comfortable.
(5)Relaxation and meditation techniques can help some people temporarily relieve tinnitus and are particularly effective if used as part of a comprehensive treatment program that includes medication, broad-band noise generators, hearing aids and other therapies, but stress makes it harder. It is better ignore the annoying ringing in the ears for relaxation.

Tooth Grinding

The stress of the daily grind can become a ... well, a daili grind --the common habit of nighttime tooth gnashing or daytime jaw clenching known as bruxism.
Problem is, this mouth movement can wear down teeth--they literally grind down and may even become loose. Besides affecting looks, this can cause jaw pain, particularly when you wake up, and make teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. If this grinding continues, you can dislocate your jaw or damage the jaw joint, causing headaches, neck and shoulder pain and ringing in your ears. The natural remedies in this dentist--may help prevent or ease tooth grinding, according to some health professionals.
Tooth grinding may be the result of a deficiency in calscium and magnesium. taking a 500mg supplement of calcium each day, along with 200 to 300 mg of magnesium. If trouble continues, then increase the amounts to 1,000mg of calcium and 400 to 600mg of magnesium.
Try to relax head muscles by listening music and exercises.

Yeast Infections

Most of the time, the fungus Candida albicans leads a quiet and harmless existence in a woman's vagina. But when something throwa a woman's system out of balance, the fungus can grow rapidly and create an uncomfortable little problem -- namely, a yeast infection.

The telltale signs of an infection are burning and itching in the vaginal area and a discharge that looks somewhat like cottage cheese. The most common trigger for a yeast infection is antibiotic medication, although the hormone shift during a woman's menstrual cycle can also lead to problems. Estimates show that nearly three in four American women will have a yeast infection sometime before menoparse. The natural remedies in this chapter -- in conjjunction with medical care and used with your doctor's approval -- may help prevent yeast infections or relieve their symptoms, according to some health professionals.

See Your Doctor When
(1)You notice itching or burning in the vaginal area.
(2) You see an unusal vaginal discharge.

"Nothing preents yeast overgrowth as well as garlic does." says Dr. Gillaspie. Add fresh garlic to you daily food.
Vitamin C helps to reduce the yeast, taken 500-2,000mg daily in supplement form. Yeast grows better in an alkaline environment, and vitamin C is acidic, so it helps reduce the yeast.
Get off sugars and fermented foods.

Cerebral Concussion

Concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. The terms mild brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), mild head injury (MHI), and minor head trauma and concussion may be used interchangeably, although the latter is often treated as a narrower category. The term "concussion" has been used for centuries and is still commonly used in sports medicine, while 'MTBI' is a technical term used more commonly nowadays in general medical contexts. Frequently defined as a head injury with a transient loss of brain function, concussion can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.

Treatment of concussion involves monitoring and rest. Symptoms usually go away entirely within three weeks, though they may persist, or complications may occur. Repeated concussions can cause cumulative brain damage such as dementia pugilistica or severe complications such as second-impact syndrome, with severe headache, vomit, stress, depression, upset, tinnitus, and etc. Their central nervous system is damaged partially and need take time to recover. For this kind of patients, they feel very upset and should be taken good care. The surrounding environment is very important for them. They need a happy mind in a peaceful condition for their recovery. No more irritation and excitor to them.

Due to factors such as widely varying definitions and possible underreporting of concussion, the rate at which it occurs annually is not known; however it may be more than 6 per 1,000 people. Common causes include sports injuries, bicycle accidents, car accidents, and falls; the latter two are the most frequent causes among adults. Concussion may be caused by a blow to the head, or by acceleration forces without a direct impact. The forces involved disrupt cellular processes in the brain for days or weeks. On the battlefield, MTBI is a potential consequence of nearby explosions.

It is not known whether the concussed brain is structurally damaged the way it is in other types of brain injury (albeit to a lesser extent) or whether concussion mainly entails a loss of function with physiological but not structural changes. Cellular damage has reportedly been found in concussed brains, but it may have been due to artifacts from the studies. A debate about whether structural damage exists in concussion has raged for centuries and is ongoing.