If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than otherwise possible.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is induced.
While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its value. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to investigate 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 considerable, lasting damage to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”
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 noises, and other risks. 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 delicate. So if injury takes place, these are the first to go.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so essential to use hearing protection.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.
If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is call us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.