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

If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it may feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.

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

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not simply the illness. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. People who promote 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” signifies “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”

But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic advocates believe that by administering these substances in minute amounts, a natural healing process is induced.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments 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 is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs disintegrate 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 efficiently receive sound.

The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. 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 ear protection.

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.

The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call 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. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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