If you get a cut, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies help that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not simply the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. The thought is that by applying these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in substantial damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure carries tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish 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 sounds, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
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 these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. 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 give us a call for a hearing assessment. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.