If you cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. The basic concept 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 faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s hard 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 cause considerable harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. 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 sounds, and other hazards. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating 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 regrow.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing exam. You will most likely be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.