Originally Posted by ziegenh5
Ginko Biloba is supposed to increase blood flow to the brain/head/ear region and has been documented to help some. Also extreme amounts of exercise.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidney stores a certain type of vital energy (can't remember the name). Extreme amounts of exercise causes a dificiency of that energy, which leads to specific symptoms - amongst which is ear ringing.
On the other hand, our body is supposed to sleep during the night. Similarly, if we don't let it do that, the kidney will suffer from the same problem, which again will lead to ear ringing.
That sort of deficiency takes a while (years) to become evident through ear ringing and other symptoms.
So it naturally takes a long time to recover... no miracles.
Therefore, if that's the case, western medication will only prevent us from not hearing the bell that's saying "hey, there's something wrong".
This is just an example of the new perspective brought to me by TCM, although I don't discard western medicine.
Sorry I can't be more specific, I know very little about it. I'm a gear slut really...
But it's worth checking out.