If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
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 ailment. The basic idea 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 quicker than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. The idea is that by applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its value. 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.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in considerable damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret 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.”
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The most sensitive 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 begin to take damage.
Once these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is call us for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.