Here at Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast, it’s fair to say we see a lot of the usual reasons why someone might seek out acupuncture – i.e. joint or muscle pain, fertility and pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety.

However, there are lesser known conditions and ailments that acupuncture can treat that you may not know about. Often patients can delve into their symptoms during their treatment, surrounding the main concern as to why they are seeking acupuncture,  without realising that acupuncture can actually have a focus on alleviating the symptoms they describe.

Our goal at our Acupuncture clinic is to target the root cause and get to the bottom of your health discomforts, while alleviating symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Tinnitus is one of those uncommon conditions that many people may not realise acupuncture can assist with.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a buzzing or ringing in your ear that you can hear with no external sound source. It can be in either one or both ears. However, Tinnitus doesn’t just have to be ringing it can also be:

  • Roaring
  • Buzzing
  • Whistling
  • Hissing

What causes Tinnitus?

It is damage to the middle or inner ear. This damage can occur as a result of being exposed to loud sounds on a regular basis or over the course of your life. These loud sounds that can damage your ear can be from anything over 85 decibels without adequate sound protection, this can be sounds such as power tools like chainsaws or jackhammers or loud music from headphones or at concerts.

Can Acupuncture help with Tinnitus?

There has been numerous studies that have looked into the effectiveness of Acupuncture for Tinnitus treatment. ear accupunctureOne particular study found that acupuncture had a significant outcome in reducing the intensity of tinnitus on patients, which in turn improved their quality of life scoring. While other studies have looked into the use of acupuncture treatments on patients with tinnitus and suggested that acupuncture, in conjunction with conventional treatments could be highly beneficial. Another systematic review indicated that the use of acupuncture provided some advantages over conventional medicine.

Our practitioners are excited to help you on this recovery journey, we tailor every treatment to suit your individual needs. Book your appointment with us  in our Bundall Acupuncture Clinic now on (07) 5531 6461 or email us on

References –

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Wolever, R., Price, R., Hazelton, A., Dmitrieva, N., Bechard, E., Shaffer, J., & Tucci, D. (2015). Complementary Therapies for Significant Dysfunction from Tinnitus: Treatment Review and Potential for Integrative Medicine. Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1-8. doi: 10.1155/2015/931418

Liu, F., Han, X., Li, Y., & Yu, S. (2021). Acupuncture in the treatment of tinnitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Retrieved 21 October 2021, from