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 cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it might feel bruised and inflamed but the inflammation will subside, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even if you break a bone, when properly set, it will heal.

But what if you lose your hearing? Can the inner ear heal itself? Will your hearing come back? Can that healing be facilitated by homeopathic treatments?

What is homeopathic medicine philosophy?

Homeopathy is thought of as natural medicine. The philosophy suggests that you’re treating the person and not simply the ailment. Essentially, the human body should have the capacity to activate its own healing ability. Those who practice it think they are stimulating a natural healing process that lets the body heal faster than otherwise possible.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

The prefix “Homeo” means “like” and the root of the word “pathy” means “disease”. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. The fact that a cure would be called “like a disease” may sound strange.”

This is because most homeopathic remedies use substances that are unsafe in large quantities like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by using these types of substances, you stimulate a natural healing process.

Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and other people don’t. Normally, once a person forms an opinion on this, it’s difficult to change their mind. We need to explore 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 result in substantial damage.

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are tiny hairs, called cilia, inside of this structure. 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. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated 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 as you get older, your ears are exposed to loud noises, infections, and other risks that literally shake these little hair cells to pieces. They bend. They break. They die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

The most fragile hairs are the ones that detect high pitched sounds like birds chirping or the voices of small children. So if damage occurs, these are the first to go.

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

The best thing to do, if you’re noticing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing test. You will most likely be doing lasting damage if you put off getting a hearing test and instead try a homeopathic approach. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.

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