If you get a cut, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the sickness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters believe that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. Usually, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with 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 considerable, lasting damage to your ears.
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 created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate 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 little hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if damage takes place, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so important to use ear protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing assessment. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.