Why Homeopathic Treatments For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Plan

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 may feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.

But what if your hearing is damaged? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic remedies help that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal quicker than normally possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may seem odd.”

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 applying these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure carries tiny hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.”

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny 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. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.

The high-frequency hairs that can detect sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the playing of children are the most delicate. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is call us for a hearing test. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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