If you cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments help that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability 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 probably sounds weird, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by using these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure carries tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. 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 essential.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.