If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? Does 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 suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster 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?”
This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by administering these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause significant harm.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny 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. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your hearing is so important.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing examination. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more long term damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.