If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the illness. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in considerable damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.