If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.
But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?
What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are encouraging 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 root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”
This is because most homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is induced.
Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for 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 cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate 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.
When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.
The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.
These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.
Hearing and homeopathy
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 experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing examination. You will probably be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.