If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.
But if you lose your hearing what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments facilitate that healing?
What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not just the sickness. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because many homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by using these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. Normally, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments 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 inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most fragile. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
When these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so significant.
Homeopathy and Hearing
The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.
The best course of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.