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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 swollen but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the sickness. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. 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” signifies “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”

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

While some discount homeopathy, others believe in its value. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

Unlike other parts of the body where homeopathy may be harmless at best, with hearing, you can actually do considerable, lasting damage to your ears.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name 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. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish 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 little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend over. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

The most sensitive hairs are the ones that pick up high frequency sounds like birds chirping or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the smartest thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing exam. 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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