Why You Should Skip Homeopathy For Hearing Loss

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If you cut your leg, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.

But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic remedies?

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and 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 faster than normal if it receives the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds weird, after all, why would 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. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. Usually, once a person forms 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.

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

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

The most sensitive hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.

Once these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.

The best course of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. You will most likely 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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