Homeopathy for Surgery
When faced with surgery, consult a homeopath to determine if your specific condition can be helped by Homeopathy. This profound medical science can help reverse many pathological processes and help restore physical and emotional health.
Once it is established that surgery is necessary, homeopathic remedies can play a vital role in reducing any complications that may arise as well as accelerating healing and recovery.
Patients are routinely asked not to take any food or drink prior to surgery. Homeopathic remedies do not fall into this category and are safe before surgery. There have never been any reported problems from taking homeopathic remedies prior to surgery.
Fear and Anxiety Before Surgery
Aconitum Napellus (Aconite) 30C is the first remedy for sudden and violent onset of shock or trauma accompanied with fear and anxiety, which are common emotions experienced before surgery. This remedy is most effective when the patient fears dying from the surgery.
Gelsemium 30C is a common remedy for the person who experiences great anxiety, apprehension, weakness, and trembling prior to surgery.
When faced with anxiety, take either Gelsemium 30C or Aconitum 30C the night before the surgery and another dose the morning of. If fear and/or anxiety persist after surgery, up to three more doses may be taken.
Shock and Trauma After Surgery
Arnica is the first remedy to consider for any type of trauma or shock. Since surgery represents a huge shock and trauma to the body, Arnica is a must when undergoing any type of surgery. Arnica can help reduce soreness, tissue damage and bruising. Several randomized double-blind studies have shown that Arnica significantly decreases bleeding time during and after surgery.
My recommendation to patients undergoing surgery is to take the first dose of 3 pellets of Arnica 200C immediately after regaining consciousness, then three or four more doses one hour apart. Arnica after surgery significantly reduces recovery time.
Patients who undergo long-term intravenous (IV) therapy may find that the frequent insertion of an IV causes phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and hematoma (the pooling of blood under the skin). A low dose of Arnica (such as 3 pellets of 6C) taken daily can effectively reduce and prevent such problems as well as reduce pain.
If after taking Arnica for 24 hours the pain from the surgery does not subside, try Bellis perennis 30C. This remedy is used for deep tissue lacerations. Take up to 4 douses of 3 pellets, every 2 hours.
Homeopathic remedies can help tremendously with the common conditions after surgery: bleeding, bloating, gas, nausea and vomiting. Since the remedies are prescribed individually you should consult your homeopath when facing these issues.