Homeopathy for chronic inflammation

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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The validity of homeopathy has long remained questioned.

Nonetheless, an article published in the journal, Inflammation Research suggests that homeopathy actually may be an effective option.

The study showed that a chemical dissolved in a solution (in such proportions that not even a single molecule of the original chemical could exist in the water) exhibited biological effects.

The gist of this study as well as that of other studies supporting homeopathy is that water has a memory.

In the study described above, the chemical that was used was histamine. With serial dilutions in water, the end result is a solution of water that has no molecules of histamine in it.

But, as this study showed, the water retained the memory of histamine, and when this water was given to a person, it produced effects that were attributed to the histamine.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that responds to conventional medication. Homeopathy has been used to treat pain and stiffness.

Here are some homeopathic substances used for inflammation...

Apis comes from the honey bee, and the symptom pattern mimics the bee's sting. Apis is an important quick-acting remedy where there is inflammation, and edema.

Arnica is used for chronic arthritis. The painful parts feel worse from being moved or touched. Herbal Arnica gels and ointments may also help to soothe arthritic pain.

Aurum metallicum is another remedy used for aches and pains.

Bryonia is a remedy can be helpful for stiffness and inflammation

Calcarea carbonica is a remedy may be useful for deeply aching arthritis involving node formation around the joints.

Causticum is a remedy indicated when deformities develop in the joints.

Calcarea fluorica is a remedy indicated when arthritis improves with heat and motion.

Dulcamara is used for arthritis flares due to cold damp weather.

Kali bichromicum is used when inflammation is aggravated by heat and warm weather.

Kali carbonicum is used when stiffness and pain is worse in the early morning hours and worse from cold and dampness.

Kalmia latiflora. Intense arthritic pain that flares up suddenly may responds to this remedy.

Ledum palustre is indicated when swelling is significant and relieved by cold applications.

Pulsatilla is sometimes used in rheumatoid arthritis also.

Rhododendron is strongly indicated if swelling and soreness flare up before a storm.

Rhus toxicodendron is used when rheumatoid arthritis is worse in the morning.

Ruta graveolens is used when arthritis is worse with cold and damp and worse from exertion.

Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

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