If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal quicker 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 basis. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, after all, why should 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 thought is that by administering these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some disregard homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s hard 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 may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing examination. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.