Authors: Dr. Pramod Singh1, Dr. Yudhishthir Bhardwaj2,Dr. Khusboo Yadav3, Dr. Huma Nasreen4
1. Professor& HOD, Department of homoeopathic pharmacy, Dr. M.P.K. Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Saipura, Jaipur
2,3,4. MD scholars, Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Dr. M.P.K. Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Saipura, Jaipur.
This article is an attempt to explain injury, its causes, clinical feature and homoeopathic treatment. Boericke’s repertory was used for drawing out homoeopathic treatment.
KEYWORDS: Injury, homoeopathy.
Injury, also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force. This may be caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and other causes. Major trauma is injury that has the potential to cause prolonged disability or death.
The causes of injury are accidents, falls, hits, weapons or an attack.Injuries to the spine are common in accidents especially train accidents.
- Muscle stiffness and tenderness/soreness
- Pain at the site of injury.
- Bruised feeling
- Accumulation of blood in internal tissue.
- Bleeding at site of injury (passive/ active).
HOMOEOPATHIC RUBRICS from BOERICKE’S REPERTORY:
INJURIES (traumatism): Acet-ac., Acon., Ang., Arn., BeIl-p., Bufo, Calen, Cic., Crot-L, Euphr., Glon., Ham., Hyper. Led., Mag-c., Mill., Nat-s., Phys., Rhus-t., Ruta, Stront-c., Sul-ac., Verb.
Bruises, contusions: Acet-ac., Arn., Bell-p., Con, Echi., Euphr., Ham., Hyper, Led., Rhus-t.. Ruta, Sul-ac., Symph., Verb.
of bone: Arn., Calc-p., Ruta., symph.
Bruises, of breast: Bell-p., Con.
of eye: Acon., Am., Ham., Led., symph:
Bruises, of parts, rich in sentient nerves: Bell-p., Hyper:
Bruises, with persistence of ecchymosis: Am., Led., Sul-ac.
Burns, scalds: Acet-ac., Acon., Am., Ars., Calc-s., Calen., Camph., Canth, Carb-ac., Caust., Gaul., Grin., Ham., Hep, Jab., Kali-bi., Kreos., Petr., Rhus-t, Ter, Urt-u.
fail to heal, or ill effects: Carb-ac., Caust.
Chronic effects of injuries: Arn., Carb v., Cic., Con, Glon., Ham., Hyper., Led., Nat-s., Stront-c.
Mental symptoms, from injuries: Cic., Glon., Hyper., Mag-c., Nat-s.
Post-operative disorders: Acet-ac., Apis, Arn., Bell-p., Berb., Calen, Cal-f., Camph., Croc., Ferr-p., Hyper, Kali-s., Mill., Naja, Nit-ac., Raph, Rhus-t., Staph, Stront-c., Verat. Prostration, from injuries: Acet-ac., Camph., Hyper., SuI-ac., Verat.
Sprains, strains: Acet-ac., Acon., Agn., Arn., bell., BeII-p., Calc., Calc-f, Calen., Carb-an., Form, Hyper, Mill., Nux-v., Rhod., Rhus-t., Rum., Stront-c., Symph.
Sprains, tendency, to: Nat-c., Nat-m.; Psor, Sil.
prevented: Hymn, Phys.
Wounds, bleed Profusely: Arn, Crot-h, Ham, Kreos, Lach, Mill. Ph-ac.
Wounds, bleed profusely, after a fall: Arn, Ham, Mill.
bluish, discolored: Lach, Lyss.
Wounds, bullet, from: Arn, Calen.
contused: Arn, Ham, Sul-ac., Symph.
Wounds, dissecting, post-mortem: Anthraci, Apis, Ars, Crot-h, Echi. Lach, Pyrog.
Wounds, incised: Arn., Calen., Ham, Hyper., Led., Staph.
involving muscles, tendons, joints: Calen.
Wounds, lacerated: Arn., Calen, Carb-ac., Ham, Led, Hyper, Staph, Sul-ac., Symph.
Wounds, punctured: Apis, Hyper., Led..
with burning, cutting, shooting: Nat-c.
Wounds, with gangrenous tendency: Calen., Sal-ac, Sul-ac.
This remedy is useful for injuries to the trunk and deeper tissues as from falls, car accidents, surgery, etc. especially if a feeling of stiffness or coldness develops in the injured area. If Arnica has been given for an injury especially a strain or bruise but has not had much effect, Bellisperennis may be helpful.
This remedy relieves sharp pain that seems to follow the nerve’s path.
This remedy can be helpful when a person feels extremely fearful or agitated after being injured. It may help to soothe anxiety and panic and reduce the chance of shock.
This remedy relieves pain, bruising and swelling associated with trauma, surgery or overexertion.
This remedy is useful for bone bruises, old or slow-healing fractures, or any injury that leads to soreness in the bones, especially if the area feels cold or numb and improves with warmth. The muscles near the injury may ache or stiffen.
This remedy can be applied to disinfected cuts, chapping, burns and scrapes.
This remedy can be helpful as first aid if heavy bleeding occurs after an injury, with a feeling of nausea and weakness. (Emergency care is crucial when serious bleeding occurs; pressure should be applied to a severely bleeding wound, and medical help should be found immediately.)
This relieves bruises from blunt objects, especially where the skin is thin (around the eyes, fingers and toes), as well as pain and bruising from pointed objects.
Contusions or sprains that involve small broken blood-vessels and lead to bruise like bleeding beneath the skin suggest the use of this remedy. It is often also useful for nosebleeds after injury, and for bleeding in other parts of the body (for instance, after childbirth or surgery).
When small wounds bleed easily, or a person has a tendency to bruise from minor injuries, this remedy can be helpful. It is also useful for nosebleeds.
This remedy relieves strained ligaments and tendons.
This remedy is best known for its healing effect on broken bones, and is also good for bone-bruises. It is valuable if blunt injury occurs to the eyeball (from a rock, a stick, a flying object, etc.) Any injury to the eye or eyeball should be examined by a doctor.