Why You Should Skip 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 if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

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

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not just the sickness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Individuals 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 word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound odd.”

This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic advocates think that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its value. Normally, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually lead to significant harm.

How hearing works

The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. 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 words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little 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. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if injury takes place, these are the first to go.

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

Hearing and homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never regrow.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is call us for a hearing assessment. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment options 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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