If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who believe in this think the body will heal faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
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 odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters believe that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. 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 substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.