Homeopathy is proved to be highly effective in curing broken bones by diminishing significantly the pain, eliminating the swelling, healing the soft tissues and accelerating the formation of callous on the surfaces of the broken bones.
What Is Fracture
To describe fracture in simple words, it means a break in a bone. The certain signs of fracture are pain, swelling; deforming, sometimes shortening of the limb; and when you try to move the affected part, you hear a peculiar grating noise or sensation, produced by the rubbing together of two broken surfaces of bone – crackling. There is usually an increased mobility.
When the bone is broken on one place and there are no wounds of tissues around, fracture is simple.
Compound fracture is, when an external wound exists, caused by protrusion of the extremity of one or both fragments of the bone.
When the wound affects large artery, or there is extensive laceration of the soft tissues, or also there is dislocation of a joint, the fracture is complicated.
Comminuted fracture is when the bone is broken into several pieces.
Homeopathic Treatment of Fractured Limbs
Apparently the pain is severe. Even if fracture is not complicated, people suffer a lot.
Homeopathy is proved to be highly effective in curing broken bones by diminishing significantly the pain, eliminating the swelling, healing the soft tissues and accelerating the formation of callous on the surfaces of the broken bones. Thus, after setting the bone by a surgeon, by application of homeopathic remedies the healing process will be shortened and accompanied by minimal pains possible.
Before Setting of the Bone
The broken limb should be moved as little as possible. Upon the painful part put compress. Moist it frequently with cold water, in which you dissolved Arnica tincture – 10 drops on 100 ml. – in case the soft tissues have been bruised or lacerated. If the sufferer is fainting, internally give Aconite. After 2 hours begin to give Arnica, dissolved in water, on every hour till bone is set and the pain diminished. When the pains are insufferable, and occasion convulsions, give Hypericum.
After the bone has been set
If you’re dealing with an open wound, begin to moist the compress with mixed tincture of Calendula and Hypericum, dissolved in water – again 10 drops on 100 ml.
If the fracture is open, Calendula must be given also internally, to promote formation of new epithelium. In cases suppuration of tissues appear, Calendula must be alternated with Arnica.
Arnica is irreplaceable remedy for the pain. Pains are bruised, sore. The patient cannot find comfortable position. On mental level there is fear to be touched; and patient may say he is well, while suffering great pains. Arnica must be given when the trauma is multiple. In almost all cases of fracture there is also swelling of surrounding soft tissues, bruises or hemorrhages. Arnica is the remedy to cure those complaints.
If the pain is unbearable and is extending on the course of the nerve, alternate Arnica with Hypericum. Hypericum is chief remedy when nerves are affected, like in traumas of spine, when fingers are crushed; when pains are incommensurate to the wound.
For cases where pain is accompanying even the slightest movement of the patient, Bryonia is applicable. Pains are sharp or stitching and the patient is grumpy, very irritable.
When the periosteum is affected and pains aggravate in damp or cold weather, Ruta will help; this remedy helps also when the fractured bone is near to the surface, like shin bone is, also the spine and skull. Ruta is applicable when the tendons are affected, and pains are rheumatic.
For growth of new bone, in cases of slow repair of broken bones, give Symphytum. This remedy acts very quickly, so it must be given after the bone is set and swelling of surrounding tissues subsides. Symphytum has affinity to periosteum, shin bone, elbow (similar to Ruta).
When long time after the fracture bones are not re-united again, Calc-p. or Symph., or Silicea might be applicable. In children cases the remedy is most probably Calc-p., which is also the case with elder (aged) patients.
Bibliography: Hering C., The Homeopathic Domestic Physician; Laurie J., The Homeopathic Domestic Medicine; Morrison R., Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology