If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only the sickness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it believe 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 definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others 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 harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced 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 differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
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 sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They 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 fragile. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so essential to use ear protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.