Homeopathic remedies can soothe the pain and soreness of bruises that come from injury, reduce swelling and fluid leakage into surrounding tissues, and generally encourage healing. Some of the commonly indicated remedies are:
Arnica montana : traumatic injuries-including bruises caused by impact with blunt objects (from simple contusions to concussions) and bruise-like soreness after muscular exertion (such as physically-taxing work, athletics, or childbirth).
Calendula : Useful for open wounds, ulcers; promotes healthy granulation and rapid healing. Is often used as local application for open wounds.
Staphhysagria : Lacerated or incised injury.
Ledum palustre : This remedy is indicated contused, ecchymosed wounds when cold applications such as ice-packs or cold soaks bring some relief. Extravasation of blood in the lids (black eye), conjunctiva. Long discoloration after injuries.
Hypericum : Used for bruising or crushing injuries to body areas containing many nerves—smashed fingertips and toes, injuries to the spine or genitals, bruising or displacement of the tailbone (from falls or during childbirth), and injuries to the eyeball.
Bellis perennis : for injuries and bruises, especially those caused by trauma to the trunk or in deeper tissues—for example, internal soreness after an accident or surgery.
Calcarea phosphorica : Indicated in bone-bruises, as well as other kinds of pain and soreness in the bones, also used when fractures are slow to heal.
Ruta graveolens : Bone-bruises when the area is very sensitive to touch. The bone aches and may seem lame, and the person can feel weak.
Phosphorus : This remedy may be indicated when small wounds bleed easily and profusely,
Symphytum : Bone bruises especially with history of fracture. Symphytum is valuable when the eyeball has been injured by a blow from any blunt object.
Sulphuricum acidum : When a person feels tired after a bruising injury, this remedy may be indicated.
Homeopathic remedies can help to soothe the pain of burns and reduce the chance of blistering. Burns require immediate attention to prevent further tissue damage, so cold applications and natural remedies should always be close at hand.
Cantharis : indicated for extreme burning pain, when the person is very intense and restless. It is often useful in reducing or preventing blister formation.
Causticum : Old burns that do not get well, and ill effects of burns. Pain in burns, old injuries open-up. Rawness and soreness are characteristic.
Phosphorus : This remedy may be useful for the pain of electrical burns, on the way to medical care.
Urtica urena : Continous stinging and burning pain with redness. Burns confined to the skin.
Cantharis and Calendula Tinctures are often applied to promote rapid healing.
INSECT BITES AND STINGS
Homeopathy provides safe and effective natural options for all types of bug bites and stings.
Apis mel when the affected area is red with swelling, puffiness and burning pain worse from heat and better from cold.
Ledum palustre is ideal for puncture wounds like mosquito and spider bites. It is also useful to treat insect-bites when affected part feels benumbed and improves with cold applications.
Hypericum perforatum is indicated for soothing effect on injuries to nerve-rich body areas caused by bite from a large insect or sting Shooting pains or pains with numbness and tingling are characteristic.
Cantharis : This remedy may be indicated if a bite or sting results in intensely burning, scalding pain. The area of inflammation is red, and blisters may develop.
SPRAINS AND STRAINS
A strain is an injury in which muscle fibres are unduly stretched. Sometimes it is partially torn resulting into swelling, spasm or rigidity and pain in the affected muscle as well. Homeopathic remedies are effective in removing the pain and swelling and aiding in rapid relief.
Rhus tox: Stiff, paralyzed feeling from straining, over-lifting. Patient feels better for a time from a change of position.
Ruta graveolens: Complaints from overstraining especially flexor muscles or if the tendons and ligaments are torn with injury. It is a very good remedy for ankle sprain with lameness and puffy swelling.
Arnica montana : Sore, lame and bruised, beaten-up feeling after a traumatic injury. The ligaments are torn with swelling. There is bruising and inflammation of the soft tissue.
Motion Sickness or Car Sickness, Travel Sickness or Sea Sickness is ailment manifested by dizziness, fatigue or nausea while travelling. Homeopathic remedies have proved effective in such cases, some of the indicated ones are:
Argentum nitricum : Dizziness, nausea and vomiting in excitable patients who love sweets.
Borax : Fear of downward motion in persons who are sensitive to noise, warm temperatures, and cigarette smoke.
Cocculus indicus : Dizziness, palpitations, headache, numbness, and an empty or hollow feeling in various parts of the body with weakness. Nausea, especially when it worsens with the sight or smell of food, is a keynote of this remedy. The person may feel extremely weak. Symptoms may be worse after becoming cold, moving about or from lack of sleep. This remedy is often used for car or sea sickness, when watching moving objects worsens the nausea and dizziness.
Kali bichromicum : Sea sickness with severe nausea and dizziness that’s worse from standing up. The person may feel weak and achy and vomit bright yellow fluid.
Petroleum : Persistent nausea with an empty feeling in the stomach suggests this remedy accompanied by cold sweat and excessive salivation, especially if the person feels a little better after warmth and eating food.
Tabacum : Violent nausea and vomiting of yellow or yellow-green vomit with a terrible sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach, pale face, cold sweat, and icy feet and hands. Some relief may come from cold, fresh air or when closing the eyes, and worsen on any movement.
Directions for Dose
If the homeopathic physician is not available you can decide the dose based on some simple rules. For Homeopathic prescription you should select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms and use a lower potency (6X, 6C) or follow the instructions printed on the label. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work, if not repeat the dose.