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. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will mend.

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 facilitate that healing?

What is the conceptual basis for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. People who believe in this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it receives the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the general meaning of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” might seem strange.”

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

Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of either way. What we will deal with is why there are no homeopathic remedies for hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will vibrate rhythmically. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can decipher these signals to differentiate between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud noises, and other risks. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

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

Once these hairs are destroyed, they won’t grow back or heal themselves — ever. That’s why it’s so critical to use hearing protection.

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never regrow.

The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing examination. If you delay getting medical advice and treatment while you “try” homeopathic medicine, you may be doing more lasting damage to your hearing. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment possibilities.

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