Why Homeopathic Remedies 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. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.

But what if you lose your hearing? Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic treatments help that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the entire person, according to this approach, not simply the illness. The basic idea is that the human body should repair itself. Those who practice it think they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than normally possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds odd, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

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

Some individuals believe in homeopathic treatments and others don’t. Usually, once a person develops an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to explore why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, called the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these little 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 noises, and other hazards. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

The high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a violin solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So if damage happens, these are the first to go.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. When these hairs are gone, they never regrow.

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

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