If you cut your leg, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who promote this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by administering these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its value. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for 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 inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. This structure carries little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never regrow.
The best course of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to give us a call 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 approach. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.