Why You Should Avoid Homeopathy For Hearing Loss


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. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

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

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not simply the ailment. Basically, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it believe they are encouraging a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its basis. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”

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

While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies 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 cause significant harm.

How hearing works

The inner ear looks like a snail shell, called the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The manner in which these hair cells vibrate transmits complex signals to the brain. The brain can interpret these signals to distinguish between a cat’s meow and a car horn. What letters and words are being spoken can also be distinguished.

There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other hazards that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer efficiently 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.

These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why it’s so important to use hearing protection.

Hearing and homeopathy

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

The best thing to do, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing examination. If you delay getting medical assistance 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 options.

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