If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. 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 most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by administering these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is induced.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of either way. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might 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. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these little 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 tiny 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 fragile hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so critical to use ear protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.