Why Homeopathic Remedies For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Idea

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 painful and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. 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? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies enable that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “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. The thought is that by applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It’s not something that you can easily persuade people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

In contrast to 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 term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is created, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.

The most delicate hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.

These hairs will never heal or grow back. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. These hairs won’t grow back.

The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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