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. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.

But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic treatments?

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the entire person, according to this method, not simply the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should repair itself. 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?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”

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

While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic remedies for 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 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 vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells vibrate 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 differentiated.

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

The most delicate hairs are the ones that pick up high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.

Once these hairs are damaged, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so essential.

Hearing and homeopathy

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

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

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