Homeopathic herbs and flowers in mortar and pestle with tincture and medicine bottles on a wooden table.

If you cut your leg, it heals. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when correctly set, it will heal.

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

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

The basic thought is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the sickness. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. People who promote this think the body will heal quicker than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the word homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large quantities. Homeopathic supporters think that by using these substances in minute quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.

While some dismiss homeopathy, others believe in its benefits. It isn’t something that you can easily persuade people of one way or the other. We need to explore why homeopathic treatments don’t apply to hearing loss.

Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually result in substantial harm.

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs vibrate with incoming sound waves. The brain can decipher these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. It can decipher whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently receive sound.

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

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

If you’re experiencing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is give us a call for a hearing exam. You will probably be doing long term harm if you put off getting a hearing exam and instead try a homeopathic approach. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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