Why Homeopathic Treatments For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Idea

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

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

But what if you lose your hearing? 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 idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not simply the illness. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker 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 general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”

This is because most homeopathic treatments use substances that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by applying these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and other people don’t. Usually, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for 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 cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. 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 little hairs. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.

The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most fragile. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.

Once these hairs are destroyed, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why safeguarding your hearing is so important.

Hearing and homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

The best course of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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