If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
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 heal 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” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea 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 either way. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
Unlike 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, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these tiny 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 little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older 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 most delicate hairs are the ones that detect 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.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. 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 test. You will most likely be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.