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

If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

But what if your hearing is damaged? Does the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound odd.”

This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.

Some people believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant damage.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. 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 distinguished.

There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend over. They break. They 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 little children. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.

These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so essential to use ear protection.

Hearing and homeopathy

The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

The best plan of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing exam. You will most likely be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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