If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
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 facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use substances that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic supporters think that by administering these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped 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 noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish 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 tiny hairs. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more long term harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.