If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic remedies?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. Complex signals are sent 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.”
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most fragile hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. When these hairs die, they never regrow.
The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.