If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.
But what if you lose your hearing? 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. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should repair itself. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.
What is homeopathic medicine made of?
“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. The thought is that by using these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.
Homeopathy may 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 inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called 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 move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.
Homeopathy and Hearing
Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.
If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is call us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.