I haven't tried the 'Ring Stop', but did read (from a link re tinnitus on this page), the story of a man who used it and found his long term tinnitus gradually decreased until it almost ceased altogether. Frankly it gave me hope! I know these 'tales' can be eggagerated or even made up in order to sell products, but it felt to me as if there was some truth in it.
Well, I don't know more about Ring Stop than what I read in that link, or anything much about other similar natural products aimed at people with ear issues, and can't buy them where I live anyway, but I do believe in the efficiacy of good, adequate natural treatments when properly used. It can take time for them to work, you don't see effects immediately as you may with a medication, plus you are more likely to see/receive good effects if you are not on medication which can 'fog' the body's ability to respond to a natural treatment. Then too there are so many products which sound impressive but contain inapropriate ingredients, or good ingredients which are nonetheless present in too low a strength to have any impact. I am taking several vitamins, bought separately rather than in a multi vit form, I absolutely think they do do some good. I've taken for example Vit C for years and never get a cold when I take it. Plus I healed my cat's inflammatory bowel disease with natural treatments, when her vet said she had it in a chronic form, she has been completely well for over two years. That had a big effect on me and I view illness/illness treatment, in a more holistic way now. So, though I'm pretty in the dark about the herb or vitamin products aimed at tinnitus sufferers, I do believe natural remedies, vitamins, minerals and so on taken in the right form and right amounts definitely do some real good, I don't see why they would not help TMJ sufferers.
[This message has been edited by Isobelj (edited 09-20-2003).]