If you cut your arm, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker 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 meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
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 administering these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some disregard homeopathy, other people believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is created, 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.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so critical to use ear protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.