If you get a cut, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.
But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?
What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?
The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and 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 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 basis. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem strange.”
But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large amounts. The thought is that by using these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.
Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. Usually, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies 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 harm to your ears.
How hearing works
The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.
There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.
The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most fragile. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so significant.
Hearing and homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs won’t grow back.
The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. If you put off getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more long term harm to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.