If you cut your arm, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. 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 believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”
This is because many homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by using these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in significant damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most fragile. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing assessment. You will probably be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.