If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? 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. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the illness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why should 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. Homeopathic supporters think that by administering these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. It’s not something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause substantial damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most fragile 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 damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so important.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing exam. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.