If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. 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 that healing be facilitated 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 sickness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. The idea is that by using these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its value. 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 remedies for hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends 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 distinguished.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. 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 playing of children are the most delicate. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
When these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.