If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. People who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
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 odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate 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. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
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 noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury takes place, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing exam. You will probably be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.