Why Homeopathic Remedies 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 cut your arm, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

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

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not simply the illness. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are encouraging 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 root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Normally, once a person forms an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

Homeopathy might be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause considerable damage.

How hearing works

The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these little hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

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

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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