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If you cut your arm, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.

But if you lose your hearing what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?

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 simply the illness. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it believe they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than normally possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might sound strange.”

This is because most homeopathic remedies use compounds that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The thought is that by administering these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. It’s not something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.

Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, 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 tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these little 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. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.

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

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.

The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing examination. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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