Stop Ringing In The Ears With This 1 Quick Trick

Place the palms of your hands over your ears with fingers resting gently on the back of your head. Your middle fingers should point toward one another just above the base of your skull.

Place your index fingers on top of you middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise.

Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method.

Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.

by Dr. Jan Strydom, of A2Z of Health, Beauty and


The most likely mechanism of action is that you inhibited the muscle fibers of the suboccipital musculature, causing them to relax and reduce tension on the back of your head. Common causes of tinnitus (and headaches/migraines) are due to tight, painful suboccipital muscles.

These muscles are basically always on because they are working along with the muscles of the neck to keep our heads upright against gravity.

In recent years, these muscles are getting taxed more and more as humans spend the majority of their time in front of a computer at work and adjusting constantly to look at a tablet or phone when at home at night. Muscles that are always contracted are short & painful.

This is the source of pain for a lot of people who have tinnitus or headaches. Muscles that are overstretched are long and weak.

Tapping a muscle belly or tendon quickly is a good way to facilitate the muscle to contract. This happens when you go to the doctor and your reflexes get tested. Continual tapping or constant pressure provide the opposite effect: they overload the muscle, causing it to burn up all of it’s electrolytes and ATP and other resources it needs to activate and contract on a regular basis.

When muscle cells get depleted, they turn off and once enough cells turn off, the muscle as a whole relaxes and you feel instant pain relief.

Look up trigger point therapy and myofascial release which are some techniques to use constant pressure at common locations of tightness (including the suboccipital muscles are the base of the skill) to reduce muscle tension for headache relief.

Constant tapping turns off the overworked muscles at the base of your skull that are a common source of pain for people with tinnitus and headaches.