If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if your hearing is damaged? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the sickness. 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 quicker than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem odd.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is induced.
While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called 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. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. 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 these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.
Once these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.