Why You Should Skip Homeopathy For Hearing Loss

Homeopathic herbs and flowers in mortar and pestle with tincture and medicine bottles on a wooden table.

If you cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.

But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. 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 root. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why should 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 quantities. The thought is that by administering these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do significant, lasting damage to your ears.

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

The most delicate hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.

When these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.

Hearing and homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling 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.

The best plan of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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