If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic treatments facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the illness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Individuals 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?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. 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 birds chirping or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs won’t 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 advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.