Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Can Homeopathy Relieve Nerve Pain?

You will either believe today's post from thechronicleherald.ca (see link below) or you won't, depending on how open you are to alternative nerve pain treatments. I'm sitting right on top of the fence. Homeopathy can't work according to conventional science and yet thousands of patients swear by it and testify to its effectiveness. Can they all be succumbing to a placebo effect? Probably not but it does require a suspension of disbelief yet as we all know, living with neuropathy is so individual, what works for one can be nonsense for the other. Worth reading this article then and maybe using it as a starting point for further research and investigation.

Treating chronic pain with homeopathy
Sarah Trask, HD (RHom), DSHM | Homeopathic Perspective Published February 15, 2017

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, there are compelling results in the way of treatment with homeopathic medicine.

Chronic pain is a blanket term used to describe pain that lasts for 12 weeks or more and can result from any one of hundreds of conditions, from fibromyalgia to neuropathic pain to arthritis to shingles.

For years, the default method for treating chronic pain has been, and still is, with prescription or over-the-counter painkillers, all of which can have detrimental health effects and can lead to addiction.

There is another option to long-term use of painkillers, and that is homeopathy. I have treated hundreds of patients with chronic pain ranging in severity and across the board in diagnosis with much success. Homeopathy provides relief without the chance of addiction, as well as without side effects. The following examples demonstrate real-life cases and their experiences and what treatment was like:

Case one

Patient presented with severe neurological pain, all on the left side of the body, for the better part of a year. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a neurologist, they came for homeopathic treatment. After careful investigation, it was found that the pain had initially begun only a few hours after receiving a Hepatitis B vaccination, which may have been a side effect.

The pain was accompanied by numbness and tingling and concomitant visual disturbances, as well as severe constipation. Remedy Sepia Officianalis 200ch was administered daily for five days, and by day seven, the patient was pain free in addition to vision being restored completely and, after a month, bowel movements were regular again. This patient had a relapse of visual disturbance six months later, took one more dose of remedy and has been normal without relapse for last five years.

Case two

Patient presented with fibromyalgia and joint pain for two years and was unable to work or care for family because of the pain. The painkillers and sleeping pills made them too fatigued to even complete daily chores. Depression and weight gain followed as a result of chronic pain (very common).

The pain was worse in the evening and night, worse when standing, worse when lying on the right side, better in heat and dry weather and worse with the approach of a storm. Depression manifested in apathy and feelings of indifference, and the patient had severe indecisiveness. This patient would also experience night sweats, especially on the chest and torso.

The remedy given was Phosphorus 1M and, within three weeks, pain was reduced by 75 per cent and the patient felt more alert and was sleeping through the night (no more sweats). Two months later, pain level is reduced almost 100 per cent and this patient feels energetic and motivated enough to begin exercising, feelings of apathy are gone and there’s no need for painkillers or sleeping pills.

Homeopathy only works when the time is taken to investigate any known causes, and factors which make the pain worse and/or better, as well as investigating all other changes associated with the time frame of which they’ve been unwell.

By matching the patients unique symptoms, regardless of diagnosis, based on the information they provide, with a remedy that treats those specific characteristics, homeopathy can be very successful in the treatment of chronic pain.


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