If you get a cut, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not just the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. People who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem strange.”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use substances that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
While some disregard homeopathy, others believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher 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 little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend over. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most delicate hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never regrow.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you may be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.