If you get a cut, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies help that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People 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 root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some disregard homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. It’s not something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to investigate 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 substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created 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 tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.