The Key to Hearing and Balance
As a wellness enthusiast, I’ve learned so much about the ears and how important they are to our overall health. In this post and my webinar, I’ll break down the two main functions of the ears: hearing and balance. I’ll also discuss the alterations in hearing and balance or distortions and how infection, brain medications, and chiropractic adjustments can affect our ears. Finally, I’ll share some herbal products that can help support our ear fitness.
The Two Main Functions of the Ears: Hearing and Balance
Our ears are responsible for two main functions: hearing and balance. When our ears aren’t living up to our normal expectations, we experience distortions in hearing, such as being overly sensitive to noises that normally wouldn’t bother anyone else, or not hearing well. The distortion of hearing can also be buzzing in our ears, ringing in our ears, or whistling noises – these are all the hallmark symptoms of tinnitus. On the other hand, when things go wrong with the balance portion of our ears, we experience a loss of balance, which can cause all the hallmark symptoms of vertigo or Meniere’s disease, such as unsteadiness, spinning, and nausea.
The outer ear collects sound waves and channels them into the ear canal, where the eardrum vibrates and helps amplify the sound. The eardrum beats against sound waves, making them stronger, and hair cells within the ear help transport these sound waves. The eardrum then converts these sound waves into electrical impulses that are sent to the eighth cranial nerve and eventually to the brain. The vestibular system, which consists of semicircular ducts and two tiny sacks called otolith organs, helps us maintain our balance.
Infection, Brain Medications, and Chiropractic Adjustments Affect Our Ears
Infections are the most common cause of hearing and balance distortions and can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or even parasitic. Antibiotics are the most common treatment, but herbal products like artemisinin complex and black cumin seeds can also help support our ear fitness. Brain medications and chiropractic adjustments can also affect our ears, so it’s essential to be aware of the potential side effects of any medication or treatment we’re receiving.
Herbal Products to Support Ear Fitness
Artemisinin complex is an herbal product that can help support our immune system and is anti-viral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic. It carries a broad spectrum of immune system support, and clinical studies have shown that it can help restore inner ear sensory cell function. Black cumin seeds are another herb that’s considered very safe and has been used for 2,000 years. It’s neuroprotective and has been used in clinical studies for Parkinson’s disease, which is the most common movement disorder in the population. Both artemisinin complex and black cumin seeds can be used safely for just about anybody and can be safely taken with medication.
Ear fitness is essential for our overall health, and it’s crucial to be aware of the potential dangers that can affect our ears. By being proactive and taking care of our ears, we can help prevent hearing and balance distortions. I invite you to watch my full webinar on YouTube, where I go into more detail on ear fitness and other wellness topics.