Why Homeopathic Treatments 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 cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic treatments help that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. People who promote this think the body will heal faster 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 term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem odd.”

This is because most homeopathic treatments use substances that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by administering these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.

Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies 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, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you get older 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 most fragile hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never regrow.

The best plan of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing exam. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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