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. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?

What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, 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 stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than normally possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem odd.”

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

Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in substantial damage.

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.

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 tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.

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

These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so important.

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is contact us for a hearing exam. You will probably 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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