Homeopathic Remedies For Pain And Inflammation
When it comes on Homoeopathy, many questions have been asked, one of which is “Can Homoeopathy have some remedies for chronic pain and inflammation”. For this question “Yes there are many remedies in homoeopathy for chronic pain and inflammation”. Even homeopathy has many homoeopathic remedies for inflammation of joints. For those people who asked this kind of question, they should know what Homoeopathy is.
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on the law of “Similia Similibus Curantur” which means “Like cures likes”, in which symptoms produced in the healthy human beings after the administration of the medicine will able to cure the symptoms in the diseased person. All the medicines are well proved on the healthy human beings of all ages and both gender.
It is the only path in which medicines are well proved in human beings. Since the birth of Homoeopathy i.e., 1796 and till now there are more than 4000 drugs are there in homoeopathy and more are under proving. So we can say that there are many homoeopathic anti-inflammatory supplements which help in reducing pain and inflammation.
What is Pain?
Pain is an unpleasant sensation felt by a person due to damage in stimuli. Many people describe pain in their own way by the sensation they felt. There is much cause which produces pain. It all depends upon the process of damage which has been started in the body and then accordingly there is variation in type and intensity of the pain. Pain can be acute as well as chronic depend upon the time of the suffering of the patient. For chronic pains now most of the people choose homoeopathy as they know that homoeopathy is the only way of treatment in which goes to the root of the cause and treat it.
The first process of damage in the body starts with the inflammation. Many of the people are still unaware of it. They thought it just redness but it is not just redness. That what is inflammation?
What is Inflammation
Inflammation is the part of our immune response. Whenever there is any foreign particle present in the body which are supposed to harm, at that time some chemical has been released from the white blood cells which affect the tissues to protect our body from these foreign particles. These chemicals produce redness and make the affected part warm.
Signs of Inflammation
There are five signs of inflammation
- Pain (dolor)
- Heat (calor)
- Redness (rubor)
- Swelling (tumor)
- Loss of function (function laesa)
These five signs are always present wherever inflammation is present. Depending upon duration inflammation can be acute and chronic. But these five signs are not present in chronic inflammation.
Now a day’s patients mostly suffer from inflammation of joints which is called as arthritis. It now becomes one of the major health related issue. For diagnosing there are some features which help in knowing the cause
- Involvement of the upper and / or lower limbs
- Involvement of larger and / or smaller joints
- Periarticular involvement
- Extra articular features.
Most of the people in the starting avoid pain in their joints which later on become chronic pain, especially in females. Because in India we can say that females are more sufferer than males for pain in joints. Females mostly in India avoid the pain as they think it will be cured by the body, but as the day passes intensity of pain increases and they make this pain as part of their life, which is wrong.
For curing the chronic pain and inflammation of joints there are many homoeopathic remedies are present like Bryonia, Rhus tox, Actea Spicata, Causticum, Caulophyllum etc.
Homoeopathic Remedies For Pain and Inflammation
In homoeopathic there many homoeopathic anti-inflammatory supplements are presents which helps in curing chronic pain and inflammation of joints whether acute inflammation or chronic inflammation. Some of the remedies are as follows
It is the first remedy given in case of acute inflammations. It is one of best which comes in mind when there is fever because of inflammatory fever. Serous membrane and muscular tissues are mostly affected. The patient is physically and mentally very restless. The patient does not want to be touched. Arms feel bruised and lame. Heaviness and numbness with tingling and shooting pain. There are a hot hand and cold feet. The painless cracking sound is present in all the joints with redness of the hypothenar of both hands.
It can be given in inflammation and pain where the patients come with great exhaustion from slightest exertion. For prescribing this remedy one has to keep in mind about debility, exhaustion, and restlessness, with nightly aggravation, are the most important symptom in arsenic. With this, there is peculiar irritability of fiber which gives the characteristic irritable weakness. There are always burning pains present which is relieved by heat. There is unquenchable thirst; the patient will drink a small quantity of water at small intervals.
Whenever there is inflammation with pain this is the first remedy comes in mind. The general characteristic of the pain is a stitching, tearing which is worse by motion and better by rest. These characteristic stitching pains are greatly aggravated by any motion and are found everywhere in the body. Patient Knees are stiff and very painful with hot swelling of feet. Affected joints are red, swollen, and hot, with stitches and tearing which is worse on least movement. Every spot is painful on pressure.
It has a special affinity towards the small joints. The patient complains of severe drawing, erratic pain with stiffness in small joints like fingers, toes, ankles, etc. There is aching in wrists. Patient has the cutting type of pains on closing hands. There will be erratic pains which changing of place every few minutes.
It is mostly adapted to the patients who are most affected with chronic rheumatism, arthritis and have paralytic affections, with pain indicated by the tearing and drawing pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues. With the presence of deformities in the joints with progressive loss of muscular strength, and presence of tendinous contractures. There is restlessness at night with tearing pains in joints and bones. This weakness will ultimately lead to paralysis. There is rheumatic tearing pain in limbs which is better by warmth, especially heat of bed. Patient has unsteady walking and easily falling. There is cracking sound in knees with stiffness in hollow of the knee.
This medicine comes in mind mostly in a female who suffers from rheumatic pain with ovarian complains and has uterine cramps and heavy limbs. There are mostly muscular and crampy pains which are primarily of neurotic origin and occurs in nearly every part of the body. Pains are mostly like of electric shock. The patient will have restless feeling in both extremities with aching and muscular soreness. There will be chorea movements of the limbs which is due to rheumatism. The patient will have jerking and heaviness in limbs.
It is mostly indicated when rheumatic complains are brought by damp, cold weather. When days are hot and nights are cold and change of weather. There is stiffness of the joints with redness. The patient feels as if limbs are paralyzed. There will be icy coldness of the part. Pain is better by moving.
This remedy has the main action on fibrous tissues and is especially adapted to the person of arthritic diathesis with rheumatism. Patient has pain in shoulders, arms and hands. The character of the pain is growing type which means pain go on the increase. There will be immovable stiffness, cannot walk. There will be ankle pain which extends up the leg and causes lameness. Joints will be swollen, painful, and intolerant of pressure and can bear no heat. The patient will have heat feeling in the limbs.
The patient will have inflamed joints which are very painful. Pains are mostly in the night. With this, there is rheumatic pain felt in the nape of the neck and in upper extremities. There will be cold hands and feet’s with acrid sweat on feet.
It is mostly indicated to the person who has rheumatic diathesis with changes which start from functional pain to altered secretions (inflammation) and to the deposition of solid and earthy matter in the tissues. Ledum pal rheumatism begins in feet and travels upward. Ledum pal has affection mostly to the smaller joints. Joints will be swollen, hot and pale. There is cracking sound present in joints which are worse from the warmth of bed.
The patient will come with pain in the thighs and legs which is drawing and tensive type with much restlessness, sleeplessness and chilliness. Pains are mostly shifting in nature. Hip joint painful with pain in knee and are swollen with tearing pain. Boring pain in heels toward evening which is worse from letting the affected limb hang down.
This remedy has the main affection on fibrous tissue especially of joints, tendons, sheaths-aponeurosis, etc. There will be hot and painful swelling of joints with tearing in tendons, ligaments, and fasciae. Rheumatic pains spread over a large surface at nape of neck, loins, and extremities which is better by motion. The patient feels limbs as if stiff and paralyzed and cold fresh air is not tolerable, it causes an increase in pain.
These are few remedies which are called homoeopathic anti-inflammatory supplements by reducing pain and inflammation. Above are only few there are many more homoeopathic remedies for pain and inflammation. And there are many more remedies in homoeopathy for inflammation of joints also. So it is advised to consult a homoeopathic physician for the proper remedy. One will get permanently rid of this chronic pain by taking homoeopathy for chronic pain if the selection is proper by taking proper case taking and repertorization is done proper.