Homeopathy employs the use of highly diluted amounts of substances derived from plants and minerals in order to assist the body in healing itself. Homeopathic pharmaceutical companies prepare these remedies based on rigorous standards. Specific remedies are chosen based on specific symptoms. These symptoms may be both physiological and psychological. Homeopathic remedies can provide a safe and effective solution for conditions that affect the nervous system.
This homeopathic remedy is potassium phosphate. Kali phos is indicated for use for nerve debility. The person in need of this remedy may be irritable and melancholy and lack confidence. If you are weak or run down and experience neuralgia, this remedy may offer relief. It is a good tonic for the nerves and may help relieve headaches. Nervousness, sleeplessness and mental exhaustion are all symptoms that point to the use of Kali phos. Given in 30C potency, administration may take place every 0.6 to 2 hours, tapering off in frequency as you see a decrease in symptom severity.
Hypericum is the homeopathic remedy derived from the plant St. John’s Wort. This remedy is indicated for use in cases of severe shooting pains that may occur as a result of nerve pain or nerve injury. Numbness that accompanies a tingling or burning sensation may also be present. When an injury affects an area of the body that is rich in nerve endings, such as the fingers or toes, eyes and lips, Hypericum may be especially beneficial. Puncture wounds and burns may also respond well to this remedy. According to Dr. Ellen Feingold, this remedy should be given in 30C potency every 0.5 to 2 hours as needed. Frequency may be decreased to 3 to 4 times daily when the injured person shows improvement. Cease use of the remedy when complaints have reduced considerably.
The plant from which this homeopathic remedy is derived is more commonly known as rue. It is indicated for use where there are deep aching pains, which often occur after the bones’ covering, the periosteum, has been bruised or the tendons have been injured. Nerve pain associated with sprains may also respond well to Ruta. When this homeopathic remedy is indicated, the pain is generally worse after lying down. The remedy should be administered in 30C potency every 0.5 to 2 hours as needed after injury. Frequency may be reduced to 3 to 4 times daily after seeing an improvement of symptoms, with complete cessation after complaints have ended.
- Homeopathy, Herbal Remedies, and Nutritional Supplements; Ellen Feingold, MD
- The Eclectic Physician: Homeopathic Remedy Appropriate for Nerve Pain
Addie Scearce has been working in the natural health field since 2003 and freelance writing since 2005. Her articles appear on eHow and LIVESTRONG.COM. She is a naturopathic doctor, certified natural health professional and certified Pilates instructor. Scearce has a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Trinity College of Natural Health.