If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies help that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
The basic thought 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 encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. The thought is that by using these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some disregard homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure carries little hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate sends 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.”
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. 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 efficiently receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is contact us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.