If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the sickness. Essentially, 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 normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by administering these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in significant damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has little hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so critical to use ear protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.