If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may 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 heal.
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 treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. 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?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “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 quantities. 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. Normally, once a person develops 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.
In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do significant, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decipher 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 decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. 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 fragile. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
Once these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.