The term comes from the Greek word "homos" meaning similar and "pathos" meaning suffering or disease; homeopathy works on two basic tenets: the principle of similar and the principle of dilutions.
The homeopathic approach works on the tenet of individuality. Each homeopathic treatment requires details about the ailment and the patient. These details will compose a significant role in the treatment plan; as such it will consist of the specific symptoms and the reactions a healthy body gives.
This is based on the principle that when a healthy body ingests a "remedy" for a specific disease, our body manifests a series of symptoms of the disease. Conversely, a person with the disease or sickness will manifest alleviation from the sickness upon ingesting the same "remedy".
However, homeopathic treatment takes some time before a significant improvement can be observed. This can be due to the fact that homeopathy works based on the principle of low dosages, wherein the lower the dosage, the more effective the treatment is.
Homeopathy believes that an element or a substance need not come in high dosages, as it leaves an imprint or its essence on the body that can then stimulate the body to self-heal.
An alternative approach to tinnitus is through homeopathic treatment.
Tinnitus is a condition affecting a number of people. Characterized by buzzing, ringing, hissing or clanging in the ears, tinnitus is notably a different experience for every person. At times the sound seems to constantly come from inside the head, for others it comes sporadically in one ear or both.
Tinnitus is a condition wherein a series of noises can be heard in the absence of an external sound. Significantly, tinnitus is not an end condition in itself; rather, it is a symptom of an underlying condition, which can range from ear infection, impacted ear drum, high blood pressure, circulatory problem or even ear and brain tumors.
Managing tinnitus can be a bit tricky as one approach can work quickly and well for one person but would take a long amount of time for another. Some would hear high pitch clanging, others incessant hissing or buzzing. However, all these noises take one form: lingering noise.
As a tinnitus patient for over ten years, I also have a handful share of nightmares and stress brought about by the noises that never leave. Caused by an impacted ear drum, having been exposed to an environment of extremely loud noises, my tinnitus experience was equivalent to a roller coaster ride. I've visited audiologists, consulted specialists and even a psychiatrist to help me deal with tinnitus; and eventually ventured into homeopathy.
Homeopathy has long been a popular alternative treatment for tinnitus and there are several over the counter and prescription medicines available. To name a few:
- Salicylic acidum- helps relieve the roaring sound in the ears, characterized by deafness and hearing loss
- Natrum salicylicum- is suggested when ringing in the ears is dull and low. This is often given when tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss, vertigo and with Meniere's disease.
- Coffea cruda- is given to people who experience tinnitus and have extremely sensitive hearing. The noises they hear are characterized by a buzzing sound that seems to emanate from inside the head.
It can be observed that each homeopathic medicine caters to a specific symptom. Yours may have a specific remedy to combat the symptoms. Speak with a homeopath to learn more about a treatment plan suitable for your particular condition.