If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who promote 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 root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic treatments use substances that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by applying these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in considerable harm.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.