If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised 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 hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies help that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal faster 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 term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. The thought is that by applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
While some disregard homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Unlike 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 cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend. 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 flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing exam. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.