Our Zoom Class this week is going to focus on the Ears. What we can do naturally for supporting or maintaining healthy ear function. Inner ear issues can cause imbalance, or vertigo (dizzy spells). Clearing issues in the ears quickly can prevent many problems among them being future loss of hearing.
Join us for an in-depth discussion on Natural ways to support the Health of the Ears.
Date & Time: Tuesday, Sept. 7th, 2021, at: 6:30 PM Est
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Hearing Loss can occur for a variety of reasons:
- Ear infections;
- Nerve Damage,
- Injury to the Ear.
That said, one of the greatest contributing factors to hearing loss is noise pollution.
We were not meant to expose our
ears to damaging noises for great
periods of time. Noise is measured in decibels (dB). A rocket being launched measures 180 decibels. A jet plane and a gunshot both measure 140. These sounds may cause pain to the ears. A soft whisper is 30 dB. A subway train is 90 dB. An average conversation where no one is shouting is 65 dB.
Anyone who is exposed to 85 dB for more than 8 hours can expect to experience the misfortune of hearing loss.
Drugs and Hearing Loss:
It has been proven that certain types of drugs, including aspirin, can cause hearing loss. antibiotics such as Kanamycin, dihydrostreptomycin, and gentamycin can contribute to deafness. The side and after effects of inorganic drugs take their toll on the body. This is why we prefer to work with herbs and foods which operate synergistically (in harmony) with the body.
Excessive Ear Wax
A small amount of ear wax is normal, but an excess of this wax can impair hearing. The function of the wax is to lubricate the ear. Excess wax can be cleared from the ear with a solution of apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Jethro Kloss suggests using hydrogen peroxide to flush the ear if nothing else is available.
The cautious use of “ear candles” can help clear the wax. Ear candles are an old invention. Used correctly they prove quite effective at clearing serous wax buildup from the ears.
We use oil of garlic and B and B tincture for all ear infections unless the eardrum is broken. An infection in the outer ear may occur from a scratch which has become infected or some stagnant water which breeds bacteria (swimmer’s ear).
The infections in the middle ear are caused by congestion of the EUSTACHIAN TUBE. Often a middle ear infection will be accompanied by a foul smelling discharge. If allowed to persist the hearing bones or the mastoid process (the bony projection behind the ear) may be infected. Bone, Flesh and Cartilage formula as a fomentation and the oil of garlic with the B and B tincture may be used. It is possible to have a middle ear infection for a long time with no symptoms of earache.
An infection in the inner ear will affect a person’s balance. Symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, etc. Inner ear diseases may occur because of diseased germs in the adjoining tissues of the body. In this case, the blood stream needs purification. The red clover combination is recommended. It is also necessary for all the eliminative channels to be functioning properly. B and B tincture and oil of garlic should be used for inner ear problems. A fomentation of Bone, Flesh and Cartilage should be placed over the ears at night to repair and rebuild the delicate structures within the ear.
CHARCOAL/FLAX SEED POULTICE is also a very effective aid in clearing an inner ear infection.
See Page 7 of HEAL’s Infection Information Sheet for detailed instructions.
Noises in the Ear
There are some people who experience ringing, clicking, or blowing sounds in the ear. This is indicative of an ear disorder. This occurs for many reasons.
There may be damage to the acoustic nerve.
The eustachian tube may be too open in the case of rushing air noises.
Clicking could be a result of palatal muscle contractions.
Ringing in the ears and vertigo may be due to a disorder in the inner ear.
It can be a very devastating thing to feel as though the room was spinning. Treat these ailments with the B and B tincture following the oil of garlic.
Stimulants such as coffee, cigarettes, salt, aspirin, quinine, should be avoided. The mucusless diet should be strictly observed.
If a tumor in the ear has been diagnosed, the Bone, Flesh and Cartilage fomentation is necessary along with the incurables program.
Please Note: Tumors will not form when the body has sufficient potassium. Organic forms of
potassium can be found in black walnut and elderberry tincture. Grape juice or green drinks are good sources, too.
There are natural herbal suggestions to aid in healing Trauma to the Outer Part of the Ear, Frost Bite, and a Torn or ruptured ear drum. For details download the Hearing Loss Pdf file.