Homeopathic medicines are helpful in preventing infection, pain relief and bleeding control. They act best in burns, nerve pains, fast healing of cuts and for fracture of bones. Homeopathy needs individualization for chronic diseases, but for cuts, burns and fractures, all need a similar stimulus to heal their injury. Homeopathic remedies are very easy to prescribe in general first aid especially in sports injuries. They are usually very effective in reducing the pain of injury and speeding the healing process.
The following are some of the remedies in Homeopathy that are mostly used in first aid.You can add to this discussion by posting more First Aid Remedy options.................................................
Aconite: sudden-Shock,anxiety,fear(comes on sudden)Fear of flying
Arnica: Most common first aid for all injuries. It helps reduce shock, relieve pain, diminish swelling and begin healing. Arnica is a great remedy for injuries to muscles, and also when there is pain from over exertion. It removes bad effects of shock from injury, prevents septic conditions and works well for mechanical injuries received even years previously.I have seen amazing cases of 20+ years of injury after accident "never been well since" cured using i dose of homeopathic Arnica.
Arnica is also the best medicine before and after surgery ( before and after dental surgery, labor, etc... ).
Common conditions for use: Shock or trauma of injury, surgical shock, muscle injuries, pains due to over exertion, concussions and contusions. Sore, lame, bruised feeling/pain all over the body as if it has been beaten, before and after surgery.
Calendula: Stops bleeding from cuts and injuries inhibits infection and promotes granulation of tissues. It helps heal wounds and burns. Calendula helps healing rapidly, and is not recommended for use in deep cuts as sometimes it can close and heal the outside skin before the tissues underneath are completely healed. It is good for neuritis from lacerated wounds, exhaustion from loss of blood, and excessive pain in injured area.
If used after surgery, it prevents disfiguring scars by proper healing.
Common conditions for use: Cuts, burns, abrasions, and after surgery.
Hypericum: Excellent remedy for injuries to nerves (pain along nerve course) or body parts which are richly supplied with nerves (for example, crushed, mashed finger tips or toes, or spinal concussion), and sensitive injured parts with sharp and shooting pains. Hypericum is also good for old injuries to nerves which still seem to bother the person.
Common conditions for use: Injuries to nerves, backaches after surgery with spinal anesthesia, and lacerated injured/inflamed nerves.
Urtica Urens: Helpful in diminishing the pain of burns and in promoting healing.
Common conditions for use: Burns
Cantharis: Is useful for burns and scalds with rawness and smarting pain which are relieved by cold applications.I have seen firsthand treatment in emergency clinics of 3rd degree burns using Cantharis with wonderfull immed.healing results.
Common conditions for use: Burns and scalds.
Ledum pal: Useful for puncture wounds from sharp pointed instruments like needles or a nails. Ledum is also commonly used for insect stings, especially from mosquitoes, and animal bites. It is helpful in healing wounds and preventing tetanus, and relieves localized nerve pains. It is also useful for patients with severe bruising ( black eyes or blows from firm objects), especially if the affected part feels cold yet relieved by cold applications.
Common conditions for use: Puncture wounds, insect bites.
Rhus Tox: Good for pains from spraining or straining a single part,joints, muscle or tendon. Can also be used for bruises, and lameness after sprains, especially of wrists and ankles. Rhus Tox is ideal for pains which are aggravated by initial motion, but better upon continued motion.
Common conditions for use: Sprains and strains, pains from ruptured ligaments and tendons.
Ruta: Good for severe sprains where the person has a torn or wrenched tendon, split ligament or bruised periosteum (bone covering). It can be used for pains due to recent or old injuries to the knee or elbow. It is also good for "Tennis Elbow", and aching in and around the eyes after reading and working on computer.
Common conditions for use: Severe Sprain, injury to the bone
Symphytum: Useful for fractures. Symphytum relieves pain and promotes rapid healing of fractures. Symphytum favors production of Callus (the osseous material woven between ends of a fractured bone that is ultimately replaced by true bone in the healing process). It relieves the peculiar pricking pain and irritability at the fractured point.