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If you cut your leg, it heals. In a short time, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will mend.

But if hearing is damaged what happens. Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic treatments enable that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not simply the sickness. The basic concept is that the human body should repair itself. Individuals who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds strange, 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 harmful in large amounts. Homeopathic advocates think that by using these substances in very small amounts, a natural healing process is induced.

Some individuals believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. It isn’t something that you can easily convince people of one way or the other. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, is shaped like a snail shell. This structure has tiny hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. Complex signals are transmitted to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. 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 differentiated.”

There are thousands of these little hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs decay as you age and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, 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 frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So these are the first to go when your ears start to take damage.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. But hearing loss doesn’t ever heal. These hairs don’t grow back.

The best course of action, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you might be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment solutions that are proven.

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