British Tinnitus Association

Has anyone tried cranial sacral therapy for tinnitus relief?

I have been watching a series of videos on You Tube about tinnitus by Julian Cowan Hill who suffered from the condition for sixteen years. He is now "cured" and a major part of his recovery process involved cranial sacral therapy. I have discovered a clinic only a few minutes from my home who specialise in this treatment and I am seriously considering booking a few sessions. However, they are relatively expensive and before I part company with my hard earned cash, I was wondering if any fellow tinnitus sufferers have experience of this treatment and how effective was it?

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Hi Jimmuck like a lot of my fellow "T" friends i have read a lot on the "T" subject and i can tell you every article will always tell you to be careful and steer clear of these so called cures, in the early days i to sought out cures for the dreaded "T" and at one time was quoted 5 to 6 thousand pounds for one so called cure and on researching this found that it was no more than a sound generator with a lot of appointments and verbal "----", my advice is to stick with the NHS it is time consuming but they do know best.

All the very best.

Sammie

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How expensive are you talking?

The medical people advise against trying all the various different alternative therapies, as the chances are they won't get rid of your T and you'll likely get more despondent as you tick them off your list. That said, they realise that people will try things - if it's not thousands, what's the worst that can happen?

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it sounds like cranial sacral therapy is an 'alternative' and it's main proponents are those who practice it. I really do think that using the money for some stress free relaxation would be a better way to use the cash. A nice long weekend somewhere you have always wanted to go would be my suggestion. As for 'out there' therapies it's not for me to rubbish them but I am hugely skeptical. I'm not broke but I would not go this way.

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I have to confess that apart from giving me a feeling of deep relaxation, the head noise did not abate after cranial sacral therapy ....and I also actually had a couple of sessions with JCH himself - again lovely relaxation but no improvement. However that's just me - it may well have had a beneficial effect on others.

Good luck.

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Thanks for all your replies which are greatly appreciated. Cranial sacral therapy sounded as if it might offer some relief but taking your comments on board, I think I'll give it a miss!

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As a registered practitioner in Cranial Osteopathy [26 yrs} I eventually refused Tinnitus patients as I could not justify accepting fees without being able to guarantee any success...

Carol.

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Hi Caromia,

Thanks for your reply. I admire your honesty as I suspect there are other practitioners out there who would simply take the money from people who are desperate to find some relief. I had never even heard of this treatment until I started looking around the internet and I am so glad I joined this forum to get the opinions of other tinnitus sufferers or I would probably be halfway through a course of very expensive treatment by now! Best wishes.

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I went to Julian Cowan Hill I had 2 sessions it is expensive you have to have quite a few sessions I stopped mainly because it was just too expensive

I didn't really get any difference in my Tinnitus he swears and has proof he cured his own tinnitus I can't remember if he cured it his own tinnitus or got it to a low level but I wouldn't bother with trying it again I have learnt to manage my tinnitus and live practically living a normal life I do take extra care not to get ear infections or wax build up and never get water in your ear even when showering.

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I’m currently seeing Julien , you get a real sense of calmness after a session with him and coping exercises when yuo get stressed, I never really expected him to reduce my ringing , my tinittus became louder 3 months ago , I’m hoping I can cope better in time , as struggling with it at mo

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I am so glad you found your sessions with him to be beneficial. I watched many of his videos when my T first raised it's ugly head and even just listening to him gave me some hope and reassurance when I was totally panic stricken. It's something I considered having done as there is a clinic near my home who offer this service but the cost was really prohibitive. I am getting my hearing aids soon and I am pinning my hopes on them to reduce the T volume but if there's no difference, I might push the boat out and go for therapy. Thanks for your reply and I hope you manage to find some peace soon.

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