Why You Should Avoid Homeopathy For Hearing Loss

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

If you get a cut, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic remedies?

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not just the illness. The basic concept is that the human body should repair itself. People who promote 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 basis. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because most homeopathic treatments use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by administering these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate 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 age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

The most delicate hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.

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.

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing system is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. These hairs don’t grow back.

If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing assessment. You will probably be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.

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