Homeopathic Neuropathy Treatment

Nerve pain, in the form of neuropathy, can be caused by a number of different conditions including diabetes, or it may have no known cause. Neuropathy can be difficult to treat. There are a variety of homeopathic remedies that may provide relief.

Using Homeopathy

People respond to homeopathic remedies, indeed to all remedies natural and medical, in different ways. You may need to try more than one remedy to see what works best for you. Consider as many of your symptoms as you can and choose a remedy that matches the majority of your symptoms. If you do not experience relief after several doses, choose another remedy. Lower-potency remedies will need to be taken more frequently, while the stronger-potency remedies will need fewer doses. To begin, try taking three 30C pellets every few hours. For best results, for the 30 minutes before and after taking a homeopathic remedy, do not eat, drink coffee or use mint toothpaste.

Individual Remedies

If you have shooting pains, numbness, burning, tingling or swelling in your feet or hands, try the remedy Aconite. Shooting pains in the hips, back and thighs that come on suddenly are treated with Belladonna. Cantharis is the remedy of choice if the soles of your feet burn and tingle. If you have burning pain in your shoulders and your hands swell, try Ferrum phosphoricum. Magnesium phosphoricum is the remedy to use if you have muscle cramps and spasms. Hypericum perforatum works to soothe general nerve pain as well as pain in the fingers, toes and limbs.

Clinical Research

In a 2009 publication, Pomposelli et al. reported that patients they studied with diabetic polyneuropathy responded well to homeopathic remedies. The homeopathic remedies most frequently used in that study were Calcarea carbonica, Ignatia, Phosphorus, Medhorrinum, Thuja, Nux vomica, Lycopodium, Natrum muriaticum, and Carcinosinum. An earlier study in 2001 by Cairo et al. tested the efficacy of homeopathic remedies on optic and peripheral neuropathy. Homeopathic solutions of Carboneum sulphuratum and Tabacum were given for 30 days and patients showed significant improvement, particularly those with optic neuropathy.

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