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 cut yourself, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

But if you lose your hearing what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not just the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”

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

While some disregard homeopathy, other people believe in its value. Usually, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. 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 effectively receive sound.

The most fragile hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if damage 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 critical to use hearing protection.

Homeopathy and Hearing

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

The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. You will probably be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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