If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments help that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. The basic idea is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by administering these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. Usually, 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 remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to substantial harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The most delicate hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your ears is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.