If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the illness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who believe in this think the body will heal faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is induced.
While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend over. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.