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If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if properly set.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can homeopathic treatments help that healing?

What is the conceptual foundation for homeopathic medicine?

The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this method, not just the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the ability to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that allows the body to heal quicker than normally possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the basis of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the general definition of homeopathy is “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because most homeopathic treatments use compounds that are unsafe in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. Homeopathic supporters believe that by using these substances in very small quantities, a natural healing process is triggered.

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

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the term for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure carries tiny hairs called cilia. These hair cells oscillate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. The way in which these hair cells move transmits complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be distinguished.

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these little hairs. But as you age, your ears are exposed to loud sounds, 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 delicate hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of small children. So if injury occurs, these are the first to go.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing process is believed to be stimulated by homeopathic treatments. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process in place. When these hairs are gone, they never grow back.

If you’re noticing early stage hearing loss, the best thing you can do is contact us for a hearing exam. You will most likely be doing long term damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic strategy. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.

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