If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not just the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. People who promote 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”. 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 quantities. The thought is that by using these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its value. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant harm.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure has little hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.