If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not just the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to 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 definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do significant, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. 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 little hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more long term harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.