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 subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when correctly 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 that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?

What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?

The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the illness. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than otherwise possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. 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 many homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Normally, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. 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 result in significant harm.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is created, these little hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish 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 disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. 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 protecting your hearing is so important.

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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