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 pretty soon. 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 remedies facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the sickness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do significant, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if damage takes place, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your ears is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.