Homeopathy treatment for Head Injury
Head injuries result from a blow to the head or a fall.
Head injuries can cause bleeding, bruising, skull fracture, concussion, brain injury, and loss of consciousness.
Seek medical attention immediately for any severe head injury, especially if there is disorientation, loss of consciousness, dilated pupils, severe pain, or a fracture. Head injuries may result in brain damage, which can affect the functioning of many parts of the body. For excessive sleepiness, confusion, stupor, or coma after a head injury, consult a homeopath for treatment after emergency medical attention has been given.
Are there any visible signs of a head injury?
Are there any visible indications of trauma to other parts of the body?
Is the person walking, lying down, conscious? Staggering?
Is there bleeding?
Are the pupils of the eyes normal or abnormal?
"I'm just fine. Please go away. I don't need any help at all." Arnica
"My son, Billy, has been acting so silly since his bike accident." Cicuta
"I feel so out of it since my car accident. I can't even think straight." Helleborus
"I've been having shooting pains up my spine since I hit my head." Hypericum
"I've felt terribly depressed since my head injury." Natrum sulphuricum
What were the circumstances of the injury?
How do you feel?
Are you in pain?
If so, where is the pain?
Describe the pain.
Does anything make the pain better or worse?
Are there any problems with your speech, vision, or thinking?
Is there any bleeding?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
The first medicine to give, unless another medicine is more specifically indicated, is Arnica.
· For extreme dullness, slowness, and mental confusion after head injury or concussion, give Helleborus.
· For injuries to the spinal cord and nervous system, head injury, or concussion, especially if the spinal nerves are also involved, give Hypericum.
· To treat the after- effects of head injury, especially convulsions or headaches, consider Natrum sulphuricum or Cicuta.
· Give three pellets of 30C everyone to four hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; give only infrequently in this case.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
If the injury is recent, improvement should be noticeable in a matter of days or weeks. If the injury occurred months or years ago, constitutional treatment is required and the improvement may be more gradual. In either case, homeopathy can be tremendously helpful in treating head injuries.
Other Self-Care Suggestions (for minor head injuries)
Apply an ice pack to a closed head injury to reduce swelling.
· Give clear fluids unless the person is unconscious or vomiting.
· Treat open wounds (see Cuts, Scrapes, and Puncture Wounds).
· Treat for shock if necessary (see Shock).