If you cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, 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? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments facilitate that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body 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 general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why would 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 amounts. The thought is that by administering these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some disregard homeopathy, other people believe in its value. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. 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 interpret these signals to differentiate 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 little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. 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 pick up high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why protecting your ears is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you may be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.