Why Homeopathic Treatments 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 get a cut, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will heal if properly set.

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

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. 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 believe 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 word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because many homeopathic treatments use substances that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic supporters think that by administering these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.

While some discount homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Normally, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic treatments for 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. This structure has little hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these little hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.

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

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

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

Hearing and homeopathy

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

The best plan of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.

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