Homeopathic Treatments for Various Body Aches
Body aches are of different types, such as joint aches, pains resulting from an injury or sprain, sciatica pains, uric acid or aches in bones (osteoarthritis). Treatments for a majority of these body aches are available in homeopathy.
Causes and Diagnosis of Body Aches
Gastric Pain (Muscular Aches)
Gastric pain is usually a result of disruption in the functions of the digestive tract. The buildup of gas can cause the intestinal muscles to spasm. And as the body tries to release the gas, it can cause discomfort in the hands, legs, head or diaphragm. This type of pain is usually temporary and resolves when the inflammation settles down.
Homeopathic medicines used to treat this problem include Carbo Veg, Lycopodium, Rhus Tox, and Magnesia Phos.
Pain Due to Sprain or Injury
An injured body part or a sprain in the hand or feet due to trauma can cause inflammation in the ligaments and tendons. This can cause a lot of discomforts.
Arnica, Rhus Tox, Ruta, and Hypericum are prescribed to treat this kind of pain.
The bones in our body are connected by joints which allow us to perform everyday activities. These joints include shoulders, elbows, wrist, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, cervical spine and lower back, sacrum, and tailbone.
The body naturally produces a thick, slippery fluid that serves as a lubricant for the body’s joints. We can call this liquid calcium. In addition to producing calcium, the body consumes it as well. However, sometimes when the reserves are depleted, the body experiences pain in the joints.
Homeopathic doctors usually prescribe Colchicum, Calcarea Phos, Calcarea Carb, Guaiacum or Lycopodium for this particular type of pain.
Sciatica or Uric Acid
This is a specific pain that affects the lower back, all the way from the hips to the back of the leg. It is very painful and there are two causes of sciatic pain:
- A fault in the kidney functions can cause uric acid to enter the bloodstream.
- Pinching of the lumbar or sacrum nerves by the spinal cord can negatively affect the neurotransmission process of the body, leading to acute pain.
Homeopathic medicines commonly used to treat this pain include Lycopodium, calchicum, RHUS tox, benzoic acid, and ledum pal (wild rosemary).
The body is an amalgamation of the bones that make the foundation of the body. Calcium is an essential component that keeps our bones strong and sturdy. The body gets its calcium from the food.
However, sometimes the body is unable to retain the calcium due to some digestive reasons. This can make our bones weak and fragile, making them prone to breakage, and cause body aches.
Calcarea Phos, Calcarea Carb, Calcarea Fluor, and Silicea are some medicines that are helpful in treating this type of pain.