If you cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. 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? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only 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 is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some disregard homeopathy, others believe in its value. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause significant harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these little hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most delicate hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so essential to use ear protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing assessment. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.