If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic treatments facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. The idea is that by administering these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments 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 remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in significant harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. 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 it’s so critical to use hearing protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never regrow.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you may be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.