Homeopathy treatment for Fractures
Fractures are breaks in the bones.
Different kinds of fractures include simple breaks, compound fractures (in which the bone ends protrude through the skin), greenstick (incomplete) fractures, splintering fractures, and compression fractures, usually from osteoporosis. After an injury, if you are not sure if a bone has been broken, get an X ray. Get medical attention right away for a fracture.
Is the skin broken at the fracture site?
Is there bleeding or bruising?
Is the bone displaced? (If so, get medical attention.)
Has the fracture been set and casted?
"Go away, there is nothing wrong with me." Arnica
"My leg just isn't healing fast enough." Calcarea phosphorica, Symphytum
"My bones ache like they are broken." Eupatorium perfoliatum
What caused the injury?
Is there any previous history of fracture?
What does the pain feel like?
What makes the fracture feel better or worse?
Has the fracture been properly set?
Are there any mental or emotional symptoms since the fracture?
Are 'there any desires for food or drink since the fracture?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
Give Arnica right away.
· If deep aching is present give Eupatorium.
· When the soreness and bruised feeling improves give Symphytum after the fracture is set.
· If it still doesn't heal properly after six weeks, give Calcarea phosphorica.
· Three pellets of 30C every four hours for the first few days, or give it whenever the pain returns after being lessened.
· If the first medicine does not work within twelve hours, give a different one.
· After initial improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every one to two hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) may need to be given only once, but they may be repeated if the symptoms definitely return after having improved.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Homeopathic medicines can help the bones mend more quickly and with less pain, but they are not a substitute for proper setting of the bone (splinting and casting). The homeopathic medicines discussed next are useful either immediately when a fracture occurs or for long-term healing of the fractured bone after it has been set.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
Do not manipulate or move the bone unnecessarily, to avoid causing further damage to the tissues.
· Get the bone X-rayed, set, and properly casted or splinted by a medical professional.
· Calcium (1500 mg) and Magnesium (750 mg) per day.