Why Homeopathic Treatments For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Plan

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 might feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only the illness. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than otherwise possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

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

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

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

In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do significant, lasting damage to your ears.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished 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 tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.

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

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is call us for a hearing test. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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