If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. 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’s approach?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker 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 word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”
This is because many homeopathic treatments use substances that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
In contrast to 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, looks like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way 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. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most fragile. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing examination. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.