If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing 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 simply the sickness. The basic idea is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis 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 unsafe in large amounts. The idea is that by applying these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move sends 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.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never regrow.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. You will probably be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.