If you cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than otherwise 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 most likely sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits 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.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing examination. You will probably be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.