If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general meaning 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 unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. Normally, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, 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 tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. 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 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 hearing is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.