If you get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.
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 treatments?
What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not just the illness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than normally possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. The idea is that by using these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies 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 substantial, lasting harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced 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 differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so important to use ear protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines 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. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.