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 correctly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only 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 allows the body to heal quicker 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 word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. Homeopathic supporters believe that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its value. Usually, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure contains 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 interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so essential to use ear protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.