Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Injuries
like fracture, dislocation, bruise, ecchymoses, laceration, cuts,
sprains & post-operative complications
Arnica is our great vulnerary, and it is a well-established one
in Homoeopathy. It suits particularly injuries to soft parts, such
as accompany fractures, dislocations, bruises, ecchymoses, etc.
Grauvogl recommended a few doses of Arnica 3 before and after every
bloody operation,whether in the domain of surgery, ophthalmology
or obstetrics. Indeed its value in obstetrical practice is hardly
to be estimated; if given before and after delivery, it will almost
infallibly prevent puerperal fever. It has a great power of delaying
and preventing suppuration, and it is of special use after operations
about the eyes, more particularly after cataract operation. It prevents
extensions and mortification of carbuncle. It is of use in injuries
of long standing. It prevents pyaemia. In concussion of the brain
or spinal cord, in wrenches and haemorrhages from injuries it is
our most useful remedy. It should also be given after fractures
where the limbs start continually, as it corresponds to the sensitiveness.
Its use in crushed finger applied according to the method of Bolle,
which consists of wrapping up the finger in the pure tincture and
practically sealing it, has been of great use. Von Grauvogl considered
Arnica as a pyaemic prophylactic, and R.T. Cooper says that it exerts
a specific effect upon septic poisoning. Aconite. Post-operative
chills, surgical fever, chill after catheterization. Important to
use after operation on the eye. Bellis perennis. Sprains and contusions.
Railway spine. It has many symptoms similar to Arnica, but its field
seems also to embrace somewhat that of Echinacea for it is an excellent
remedy in boils, acne, etc.
This remedy corresponds to ragged wounds with or without loss of
substance, accompanied with soreness and pain. It reduces the inflammation
and promotes healthy granulations. It is of special use in such
injuries as gun-shot wounds. It is an invaluable remedy in gynaecological
practice. Dr. Ludlam praises it in laceration about the pelvic organs
and in the presence,but to get its best effect it should be applied
externally and given internally at the same time; for external use
the aqueous solution diluted, one to four or six at least, is to
be preferred and used hot. Cold applications of whatever nature
should never be applied to wounds. There is no better remedy for
#Rhus toxicodendron [Rhus-t]
corresponds especially to injuries of the ligaments; it is probably
our best remedy in sprains due to over-exertion. Sprains of single
muscles or groups of muscles, from lifting weights, stretching arms
up high to reach things call for Rhus. " A sprained joint will
recover sooner if given a moderate degree of motion"--(Carleton).
Here we have the relief from motion. Conium. Injuries and bruises
of glands, especially of the mammary glands. Injuries of the eye.
Sulphuric acid. Long-lasting black and blue spots with soreness,
occurring in weakened cachectic individuals. Lachesis. Poisoned
wounds. Also Apis. Aranea diadema. Haemorrhages after gunshot wounds.
Even injuries and strains of the voice in singers and speakers will
find an excellent help in Rhus.
This remedy holds the same relation to lacerations that Arnica does
to contusions; it is called the Arnica of the nerves. In injuries
to nerves and parts rich in nerves, as the ends of the fingers and
toes, or in open wounds that are exceedingly painful, it is eminently
suited. Great nervous depression and loss of blood from lacerated
wounds. It may also be applied locally in a lotion one to twenty
parts of water. Nails or splinters in feet, slivers under nails,
mashing of fingers by hammer, or crushing of toes by letting things
fall on them are conditions benefited by Hypericum. It may also
be used locally. 1 part of the tincture to 10 drops of hot water.
It modifies or arrests sloughing, and it is far more valuable as
a soother of pain after surgical operations than morphia. A very
useful remedy in injuries to the coccyx during labor. Ascending
neuritis after a fracture or any form of traumatic neuritis.
Punctured wounds, also wounds of parts where the cellular tissue
is wanting. It has proved useful in mosquito bites, bites of insects
and stings. It seems to supply the gap left by Arnica, Calendula,
Staphisagria and Hypericum. Thus Arnica for contused wounds, Hypericum
and Calendula for lacerated wounds, and Staphisagria for incised
wounds, while Ledum is most useful for the punctured variety, as
from nails,awl, etc. Thus a wound in the head produced by a stab
from scissors, and causing convulsions, was cured by Ledum. Coldness
during the fever may be a characterizing indication. It has proved
useful in severe felons caused by a prick of a needle, and in bites
of small animals as rats. Nash remarks that for a "black eye
from a blow of the fist no remedy equals Ledum in the 200th potency".
Old sprains, bruised pains in bones, joints and cartilages, bruised
feeling. One of the best remedies both locally and internally in
sprains of the ankles and wrists. It is to tendons, bursae and joints
what Arnica is to muscles and soft parts. Inflamed ganglia on wrists,
strains of tendons with weakness loss of motion and aggravation
by change of weather, and by damp weather rare additional indications.
Injuries to bone, such as a bruises of bones or fractures indicate
this remedy. It greatly favors the formation of callus, and always
allays the irritability often found at the points of fracture preventing
the knitting of the bones. It is also useful in irritable stump
after amputation. Periosteal pains. Injuries of globe of eye from
snowballs. Injuries from blunt articles thrust into eye. Traumatic
injuries to bone and periosteum about orbit call for Symphytum.
This remedy suits clean cut wounds and symptoms traceable to surgical
operations, especially about the abdomen when colic is a troublesome
condition following. Also after lithotomy, wounds from glass, etc.,
where the pains are excruciating, rending and tearing causing great
agony. It is an excellent remedy to use following operations for