If you cut your arm, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the ailment. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to 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 word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to considerable damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. 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 transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
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 noises, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most delicate hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. 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 test. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.