If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful 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 mend.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than otherwise 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 weird, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many 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.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments 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 substantial damage.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure carries little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.
When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so important to use ear protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is call us for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.