Homeopathic remedies(medicines) for broken bone or bone fracture
Below are the more common homeopathic remedies used for bone fracture. Each medicine also has many other applications in practice, but I am only describing the things related to broken bones. Keep in mind that a person could need any one of a much larger number of remedies—you have to match the patient and their symptoms to the best possible remedy at that moment in time. So always take a full case, prescribe for the whole person, and don’t limit yourself to choosing from this group of remedies alone!
- Arnica: It is especially suited to cases when any injury, however remote, seems to have caused the present trouble. Brings down pain and swelling that accompanies any injury or wound; try to give it as soon as possible after the injury. Remember that after Arnica is taken, the swelling can be so reduced that it might be difficult to tell from observation alone that there is a fracture.
- Hypericum:The great remedy for injuries to nerves, especially of fingers, toes and nails. Crushed fingers, especially tips. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom to its use. Prevents lockjaw. Punctured wounds. Relieves pain after operations. Can help when there is great pain in those areas directly around a break. Pain in nape of neck. Pressure over sacrum. Spinal concussion. Coccyx injury from fall, with pain radiating up spine and down limbs. Jerking and twitching of muscles.Darting pain in shoulders. Pressure along ulnar side of arm. Cramp in calves. Pain in toes and fingers, especially in tips. Crawling in hand and feet. Lancinating pain in upper and lower limbs. Neuritis, with tingling, burning pain, numbness and flossy skin, joints feel bruised, hysterical joints, tetanus ,traumatic neuralgia and neuritis.
- Bryonia: This remedy might be indicated some days after the accident, when the shock and trauma have passed but any motion brings on tremendous pain. The person wants to stay perfectly quiet and still to help prevent jarring, which can cause pain in the area of the broken bone, even after it has been set. The person is usually irritable and cranky, and prefers to be left alone.
- Calcarea phosphorica: useful if, after an appropriate amount of time in the cast, an X-ray shows that the bone healing has not come as far as it should have; think of this remedy when there is slow healing to bone. People needing it tend to be irritable, restless, and in a sour mood.
- Eupatorium perfoliatum: use when there is deep or aching pain at or near the site of a fracture. Can use it at the time of the break, but also some weeks later if the pain has persisted. The person may also have general aching in the body, even in areas far from the break.
- Ruta graveolens: helps to heal injuries to the periosteum—a rather dense, fibrous material that covers bones and is the place that tendons and muscles attach. When a bone breaks, these areas are also impacted, and the bruised painful feeling can remain. People needing Ruta tend to be restless.
Symphytum officinale : helps broken bones rejoin and heal. Some homeopaths give it routinely after a bone is set. Also good when pain remains in older, already healed fractures.
- Silicea (also called Silica) : People who need this remedy are often nervous, easily tired, very chilly, and tend to sweat at night. They have a refined or delicate appearance, and often have weakness in the spine. Their injuries are slow to heal, and they tend to have a low resistance to infection. Moderate exercise often warms the person up and improves energy.