Why Homeopathic Remedies For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Idea

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

If you cut your leg, it heals. 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 if you lose your hearing what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?

What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that allows the body to heal faster than otherwise possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem odd.”

This is because most homeopathic treatments use compounds that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by using these kinds 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 persuade people of one way or the other. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

In contrast to other parts of the body where homeopathy might be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do substantial, lasting damage to your ears.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and carried by these dead hairs.

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

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process in place. These hairs don’t grow back.

If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is call us for a hearing exam. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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