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Homeopathic herbs and flowers in mortar and pestle with tincture and medicine bottles on a wooden table.

If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

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

What is the conceptual basis 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 sickness. The basic idea is that the human body should heal itself. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. The idea is that by administering these types of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies 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 significant, lasting harm to your ears.

How hearing works

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

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs disintegrate as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most fragile. So if damage takes place, these are the first to go.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing assessment. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you might be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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