If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not just the illness. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem odd.”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by using these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. Normally, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. 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 inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure carries little hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these little 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, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing exam. You will probably be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.