If you cut your arm, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
But if you lose your hearing 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 basis for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by using these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. Normally, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to considerable damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.