If you cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. Homeopathic supporters think that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
While some disregard homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will address 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 result in significant harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these little hairs will vibrate 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 letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.
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 tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us 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 approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.