This video shows you some Qigong for tinnitus and ringing in the ears. It’s an ancient Qigong method called “Beating the Heavenly Drum”. This exercise also benefits the kidney system, fluid balance, helps regulate blood pressure and encourages Qi flow through the lower back. It was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

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Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears – Introduction

The areas around the back of the neck, up the back of the head and around the ears can be difficult to regulate in terms of Qigong. This means that Qi flow can often become stagnant or even blocked with the resulting possible symptoms:

  1. Ringing, pressure, vertigo or blocked feeling in the ears and issues with balance;
  2. Tension in the head, neck and shoulders or headaches;
  3. Mind chatter and difficulty concentrating;
  4. Because of the relationship of the ears to the Kidney system in Traditional Chinese Medcine (TCM), issues with fluid balance, blood pressure, circulation through the spine and lower back.

Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears. How Can It Help?

Fortunately, Qigong can be helpful in the management of tinnitus and ringing in the ears. The exercise called “Beating the Heavenly Drum” also benefits the Kidney system (which is related to the ears), lower back, blood pressure and sexuality.

In the video below, you will learn two variations of Qigong for tinnnitus and ringing in the ears.

Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears – Method

  1. Index Finger Closing The Ear Canal.

    Sit on the floor or on a chair.
    Begin with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the “Qigong state”, calming your mind to prepare for your practice.
    Place each index finger on the tragus of the ear (see video for location) to close the ear canal.
    Close your eyes.
    Tap the index finger with the middle finger to create a hollow sound, keeping the ear canal closed.
    Repeat 12, 24 or 36 times for 3 rounds each. Do this 1-3 times per day to help reduce ringing in the ears.
    Tip: Relax your mind and take your time as you tap.

  2. Palms Closing The Ear Canal.

    Sit on the floor or a chair.
    Perform 3 abdominal breaths.
    Close your ears using the palms of your hands, fingers wrapping around the back of your head.
    Close your eyes.
    Ensure your middle fingers are positioned around the base of your skull.
    Place the tips of your index fingers on your middle fingers and “snap” the index finger down from the middle finger on to the base of the skull.
    Repeat 12, 24 or 36 times for 3 rounds each. Do this 1-3 times per day to help reduce ringing in the ears.
    Tip: Remain relaxed with your breathing and keep the shoulders down to prevent any build up of tension in the shoulders, neck and arms. Focus your mind inwards, concentrating on the sound.

For both variations of this method, you may need to practice for a few days before you observe any reduction in the ringing sound in your ears. Please remember that tinnitus is a stubborn condition to treat so please don’t expect any miracles. Any reduction in the ringing is great progress!

Note: This exercise is not a substitute for conventional medical treatment. If you are in pain or discomfort, please consult your healthcare provider or an audiologist to receive a full check up on the health of your ears.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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