Homeopathic Remedies for Neuralgia
Pain along the course of or at the termination of a nerve is called neuralgia. It may affect the teeth or the heart or the ovaries or rectum or testicles or any place and organ. A run-down condition of the body, cold, local sources of irritation are the exciting causes.
In Hemicrania: Arsenic, Ignatia, Coffea, China, Gelsemium, Nux Vomica, Belladonna.
In Neuralgia of Intestines: Arsenic, Aloe., Colocynth, Nux nomica, Lycopodium.
In Cardiac Neuralgia: Cactus, Belladonna, Verat. Viride 1x-3, Spigelia.
In Neuralgia of Sciatic Nerve: Chamomilla, Ignatia, Colocynth, Arsenic, Lycopodium, Plumbum, Sulphur, Phosphorus.
[All the above are to be used, except where stated otherwise, in their sixth potency.]
Ars. 6-30—Burning pains, relieved by hot application.
Magnesia Phos. (trit.)—Taken in hot water cures all forms of neuralgia.
Oil Gaultheria—m. 5-Useful in neuralgias of intestines and rheumatic fever
Plantago Ɵ—Applied locally in very hot water, relieves all kinds of neuralgia.
Phosphorus 6-30—In facial neuralgia.
Aconite 3—Band-like sensation in forehead and cheeks; pain in the face due to congestion; sciatica.
Belladonna 6—Hemicrania, increased in the afternoon and accompanied with flushing of the face; neuralgia of right side of face; neuralgia of lower portion of throat.
Colocynth 6—Hemicrania; tearing or stitching pain in the teeth of left side pain increased by movements or by application of heat; muscular twitchings, in dysmenorrhoea, in piles of males; sciatica of a stabbing character, increased by movements but relieved by continuous walking; needle- thrust-like pain in forehead and eyes; throbbing of veins inside ears; burning and cutting pain in the pupils of the eyes and hemicrania; neuralgia of right testicles.
Gelsemium 3—In neuralgic pains all over the body due to nervous exhaustion and accompanied with muscular spasms; pain in neck, shoulder and back.
Coffea 6—Right sided hemicrania, commencing in the morning and persisting all day; splitting pain in the temples aggravated by movements or by noises.
In right sided neuralgia: — Belladonna, Chamomilla.
In left sided neuralgia: —Spigelia and Colocynth.
In malarial neuralgia: —Chininum Sulph. 3x (trit.) and Arsenic 3-30.
Try also Chamomilla 12, Ignatia 3, Ruta 3, Kalmia 3, Argent. Nitric. 6, Mezereum 6, Zinc. Phos. 3x (trit.) Puls. 3-200.
All the Biochemic medicines except Calc. Sulph. and Calc. Flour. may be used according to their indications.