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If you cut your leg, it heals. Before too long, your stubbed toe will feel better. Even a broken bone will mend if correctly set.

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

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

Homeopathy is considered natural medicine. You’re treating the complete person, according to this method, not just the illness. The basic premise is that the human body should heal itself. Those who practice it think 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 root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This probably sounds odd, after all, why should a cure be called “like a disease?”

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

While some dismiss homeopathy, other people believe in its benefits. Usually, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s difficult to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

In contrast to 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 inner ear looks like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. This structure contains little hairs called cilia. These hair cells vibrate rhythmically with the sound waves that are produced when something makes a sound. The manner in which these hair cells move sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and differentiated as unique sounds. What words and letters are being spoken can also be differentiated.

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 risks that literally shake these tiny hair cells to pieces. They bend, break, and die. They can no longer effectively receive sound.

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

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

Hearing and homeopathy

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

The best course of action, if you’re experiencing early hearing loss, is to give us a call for a hearing examination. You will most likely be doing lasting harm if you put off getting a hearing assessment and instead try a homeopathic strategy. Speak to us today about proven prevention and treatment options.

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