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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 if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Is it possible for the inner ear to heal? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be helped by homeopathic remedies?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the complete person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. People who believe in this think the body will heal faster 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 term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds strange, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are harmful in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by administering these kinds of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

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

Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause considerable damage.

How hearing works

The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are little hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a sound. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher 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 little hairs in your ears when you’re first born. But as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.

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

When these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why protecting your hearing is so significant.

Hearing and homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing processes. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is contact us for a hearing assessment. If you delay getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you may be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. Talk with us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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