If you cut your leg, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise 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” may seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. The thought is that by administering these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. Normally, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant harm.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So if injury takes place, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so significant.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.