Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears, a condition that affects 1 in 5 people. It exists in a broad spectrum, from barely audible to so disturbing it can cause one to contemplate suicide. Tinnitus is exceedingly difficult to treat, as there are numerous known causes. Chronic exposure to loud music or machinery, earwax blockage, damage to the cilia, earbone changes, age-related hearing loss, and ototoxic drugs are all the usual suspects. Ototoxic (ear-poisoning) substances include antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, loop diuretics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen & acetaminophen.
I have suffered from mild/moderate tinnitus for over a year. I am not 100% certain of what caused it, although I suspect two things more than most: cotton swabs and untested psychedelic drugs. Thanks to an ex-coworker’s recommendation, I inserted a Q-tip into my ear in the name of ultimate cleanliness. It is possible my enthusiasm for earwax removal caused damage to the cilia (microscopic hairs of the inner ear), and I now recommend that people not insert anything smaller than your elbow into your ear. The ear is a self-cleaning organ, after all. I know it can feel way too good to scratch one’s brain [figuratively speaking] with a cotton swab, but it is just not worth it. Alternatively, it could have been drug abuse that got me here.
Consumption of some very novel psychotropic drugs lies at the back of my mind when pondering why certain things in my body feel a little out of whack. Discovered in 2003 by German chemist Ralf Heim, 25c-NBOMe held great promise in the field of neuroscience. A team of researchers led by David Nichols at Purdue University used the radiolabeled chemical to perform positron emission tomography imaging of the 5Ht2-a receptor in the porcine brain. Like the story of methylenedioxymethamphetamine [MDMA] (initially intended for intense couples/psychotherapy), this drug also escaped the laboratory. It made its way into the hands of kitchen chemists that were looking to capitalize on something not-yet-illegal. I was one of the first psychologists to test this chemical in high doses and received some unsettling after-effects. It is wise to be heedful if you decide to toy with your neurochemistry; you only have one brain.
I am very fortunate to have uncovered the world of shilajit and access to the best of the best. Pürblack Live Resin outperforms all traditional shilajit in clinical efficacy, so it is the prime candidate for an experiment in healing tinnitus via natural modalities. My tinnitus regimen consists of Pürblack, pycnogenol, ginger, Ginkgo biloba, and Cordyceps mushroom. Pycnogenol extract comes from the French Maritime Pine Bark and is very rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s), a powerful antioxidant class. Pycnogenol increases nitric oxide production, causing blood vessels to dilate & allow more blood flow to certain parts of the body. It also protects collagen, which is a vital structural component of blood vessels & capillaries. OPC’s also cross the blood-brain barrier & help to oxygenate brain tissue. Ginkgo biloba, Cordyceps, and ginger also significantly enhance blood & oxygen flow to the brain and its capillaries. Using Pürblack alongside all these herbal remedies catalyzes the active alkaloids, resulting in much more pronounced desirable effects. As the ear is relatively distant from the heart, steps must be taken to direct the Qi flow to where it is most useful. I have been on this stack for approximately three weeks, and my tinnitus is no longer noticeable in the daytime! Only when it is silent, do I occasionally become aware of its ominous presence in my cochlea.
Though causes of tinnitus are numerous & varied, I can confidently state that this route is the most promising health solution yet presented to the ringing in the ears experience. Use Pürblack to fine-tune the volume on your life!