If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters believe that by administering these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may 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 carries tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate 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.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your ears is so important.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
The best course of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.