If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and swollen 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. 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 thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. The idea is that by administering these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause significant damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. 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 first born. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.