here’s a little bit about what it takes to publish caring, honest, correct, scientifically sound health information online

i kinda wanted to let you know what it’s like to publish health-related content online. it’s brutal…

…destructive efforts have included methods like:

  1. personal attacks
    1. via FaceBook messenger, FaceBook comments, blog comments, email
  2. financial attacks
    1. buying in bulk via fraudulent credit cards,
  3. threats
  4. hack attacks
  5. deceptive attacks (stealing my info and using it to sell scam products resulting in possibly thousands of people mistakenly thinking “I” sold them a poorly-written scammy eBook)

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Log in, log out, register, watch videos, etc…

well, i’d say the site isn’t working that badly…could you do me a favor and log in and log out, watch some videos, leave some comments, send me a message to my private inbox — maybe click on the members list and send someone a friend request?

oh — and maybe you’d like to be a “featured student?”

also, important: to access the site, you need to register. it’s free.  (more…)

Wow, you really gotta check this page out! :-)

Really happy to show this page to you!

Wow, it took a lot.

A lot of

  • time
  • effort
  • money
  • care

But please go check out this page: https://curetinnitus.org/my-ac...count/

You can manage your whole CureTinnitus.org profile there. You’ll see, I’ve made a lot of progress reconfiguring the site with “courses,” and eventually, we just might see more courses appear, made by the latest tinnitus remission advocates and therapists 🙂

The donation tool is completely new. Phew! That took A LOT of research.

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The History of CureTinnitus.org

  • Dainis W. Michel: tinnitus onset Feb 15 2002 4:30 PM
  • CureTinnitus.rg domain was registered by Dainis W. Michel on March 3d, 2004.
  • Blogging about progress, domain purchased as an intention, not as a cure — so the domain completes the thought: i wish to cure (my) tinnitus.
  • Addition of forum
  • Lots of nice people joined the forum, but then some incredibly angry people came along and threatened Dainis.
  • Dainis thought about how to finance the website, because management was getting time-intensive
  • Managing spam posts was getting to be about 2hrs per day
  • Update to WordPress
  • Dainis interviewed doctors, therapists, and those who had healed themselves of tinnitus. Dainis organized 28 Cure Tinnitus Shows and various support videos. The reason for interviewing and recording the interviews was essentially, because Dainis had run out of money traveling around the world seeking to cure his case of tinnitus. So, interviewing people for the website and helping others while helping himself seemed like a reasonable approach.
  • The intention to create a not-for-profit was one of the original goals for the website, but bringing that intention to full fruition simply seemed like a costly, time-consuming, not-that-worthwhile output of effort.
  • 2011 – focus on family matters
  • 2013 – Due to the unjust legal acknowledgement of fictional debts, Dainis has his business license revoked. No earnings or even transactions were allowed under the threat of significant penalties or jail time. Dainis pressed charges and insisted that people only be required to pay actual debts and not fictional ones. Dainis won his process against the Austrian Finanzamt, and the revocation of his business license was overturned in late 2016.
  • 2017 – Rebuilding the website.  What business form is it even? It’s simply an information platform that Dainis provides for free, in exchange for ad views or donations.
  • 2018 Doctors, therapists and counselors can create profiles and charge by the minute for tinnitus consultation.

Removing Fake Registrations From CureTinnitus.org Call For Funding

I think the core message of this video is: I do not find running CureTinnitus.org as a “business” ethical (so what do i do when a suicidal teenager calls?), but I cannot afford to run CureTinnitus.org as a service without funding. Here are a few vids of me doing stuff like deleting spam registrations at the website, which is what happens when you have a prominent website that serves a good amount of data and has a fair amount of traffic.

Please let me know if you can be of assistance by providing funding for CureTinnitus.org. Also, we have had some programmers come through and offer work, but really, life moves on, people get better from tinnitus, and it is unfair to ask people to work without providing fair compensation. So, basically, I am preparing to create a crowd-sourcing campaign to make curetinnitus.org into a real not-for-profit organization by 2014.

When members join our current programs — they get excellent help. Join if you can afford it.

Getting Better At Getting Better — Added A Guideline So It’s 5 Now :-)

  1. LEARN – PLAN – IMPLEMENT – IMPROVE: Learn about tinnitus and well being and plan an effective path for you to decrease tinnitus and increase your well being. Look at your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly “lifestyle.” Find the help you need. Design a plan that fits your personality, preferences, and budget. If you can’t afford a particular therapy right now — replace that portion of your plan with something you can afford or do for yourself. Continue to practice each of the 5 guidelines and get better at getting better as you go 🙂
  2. PHYSICAL HEALTH: Take care of your physical body (including getting proper medical attention for medical conditions). Get effective, relaxing, wonderful body-based therapy that works for you (CST, massage, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture…etc. your choice do what works)
  3. BEYOND PHYSICAL HEALTH: Take care of your mental, spiritual, and emotional health by getting effective relaxing mental/spiritual/emotional counseling or therapy like psychotherapy, hypnosis, relationship work, etc. — again — do what works for you.
  4. PERSONAL WELL BEING: Effective, relaxing, delicious, happy personal “work.” Make personal lifestyle changes that bring you into a state of well being. So, take that walk, do that project, change your job, confront that bully, etc. Also, this includes bringing your financial well being to a place where you can have fair interchange with the people in your surroundings. Do your personal “work,” but do it in a happy way. Add wonderful elements into your life that work for you and help you at first cope with, then “forget” about tinnitus, and then help you dissolve it.
  5. SUPPORT NETWORK: Establish a loving network of support that you can “let go” into. If you feel stressed out after your counseling or psychotherapy session, have the courage to interview other therapists and make a change. Bring in a hobby group, a support group, an online group that truly supports your healing. Surround yourself with happy people, good friends, and supportive family members…and again even ONE good friend, ONE single source of compassion and love can be enough…and frankly, deserves incredible gratitude.