If you cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than otherwise possible.
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 most likely sounds weird, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic treatments use compounds that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It’s not something that you can easily persuade people of either way. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these little hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so significant.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. 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 best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.