If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. 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? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. 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 otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. 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 unsafe in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments 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 significant, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The most delicate hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency 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 grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is contact us for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you may be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.