If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, 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? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic remedies?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the illness. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters think that by administering these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause considerable damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. 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 over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why protecting your ears is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.