If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just 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 allows the body to heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound strange.”
This is because many homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by administering these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Normally, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.
Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in substantial damage.
How hearing works
The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure has little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most sensitive. So if damage takes place, 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 critical to use ear 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’s no natural healing process established. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.