Why You Should Avoid Homeopathy For Hearing Loss

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 a broken bone will mend if correctly set.

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

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not just the illness. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than normally possible.

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.”

But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. Homeopathic supporters believe that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. Normally, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. 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 harm to your ears.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure contains tiny hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. 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 as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

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

When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so critical to use hearing protection.

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs won’t grow back.

The best thing to do, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing exam. If you procrastinate getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more long term damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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