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 get a cut, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel painful and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better pretty soon. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

But what if your hearing is damaged? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic concept is that homeopathic medicine is natural. The philosophy proposes that you’re treating the person and not only the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. Individuals who believe in this think the body will heal faster 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 term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound odd.”

But it’s called that because it uses compounds like nightshade and arsenic which would be unsafe in large amounts. The idea is that by administering these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Normally, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. We need to investigate why homeopathic remedies don’t apply to hearing loss.

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

How hearing works

The cochlea, which is the name for the inner ear, looks like a snail shell. There are tiny hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are created when something makes a noise. Complex signals are sent to the brain as these hairs oscillate with incoming sound waves. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. What letters and words are being spoken can also be differentiated.”

When a healthy child is born, they have thousands of these tiny hairs. But these hairs decay as you get older 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 high-frequency hairs that can pick up sounds like a flute solo, birds chirping, or the children playing are the most sensitive. So these are the first to go when your ears begin to take damage.

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

Homeopathy and Hearing

Homeopathic medicines are believed to work by compelling the body’s natural healing systems. In the case of human hearing, there’s no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

The best thing to do, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to contact us for a hearing exam. If you put off 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 possibilities.

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