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If you get a cut, that cut will heal. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.

But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not just the illness. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.

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” may sound odd.”

But it’s called that because it uses substances like nightshade and arsenic which would be harmful in large quantities. Homeopathic advocates believe that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its value. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

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

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. 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 high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most delicate. So if injury takes place, these are the first to go.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.

If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is call us for a hearing test. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you could be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.

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