If you cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its value. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause considerable harm.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. 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. What letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend. 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 little 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 ears is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.