Homeopathy and Muscle Pain
By Dr. Alok Kumar , Homeopathy
Applying an ointment or spraying a pain reliever is the general tendency of almost everyone suffering from muscle pain. But these provide just temporary relief and the real cause of muscle pain is not addressed. Here’s where Homeopathy can be of real help. The natural Homeopathic remedies for muscle pain not only provide relief, but also strike at the root of the problem and cure muscle pain effectively. They are also completely safe with no side effects.
The main reason behind muscle pain is overstretching, overuse, overtraining or injury to a muscle. The pain can involve any muscle of the body but the main muscles that ache are deltoid muscle(muscle covering shoulder and upper part of outer side of the upper arm), muscles of neck, muscles of lower back, calf muscles(muscles of back of leg) and thigh muscles.
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for muscle pain treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some Homeopathic remedies that are commonly used to treat muscle pain are given below:
- For Neck Muscles: Ranunculus bulbosus and Actaea Racemosa are very effective in treating muscle pain in the neck. If the cause of the neck pain is stiffness in the neck from activities such as typing at a length, then the latter is preferably used. If the pain is accompanied by a burning sensation in the neck, Ranunculus Bulbosus is used.
- For Deltoids (shoulder muscles): For deltoid muscle pain, ‘Sanguinaria Canadensis’ is used to treat it. If you have soreness and stiffness in your deltoids which aggravates at night, then this remedy can be very effective. The shoulder may hurt while carrying out any movements of the upper body. The pain can also worsen when you are lying in bed.
- For Muscles in the Lower Back: Bryonia Alba and Rhus Toxicodendron are very useful in treating pain resulting from stiffness of the lower back muscles. The latter is prescribed for pain that is caused by excessive strain put on the muscles because of lifting heavy weights.
- For Calf Pain: For pain in the calf, Causticum is a very effective remedy especially if muscle spasms tend to occur during the night. Calcarea carbonica is another remedy that is used to treat pain in your calves.
These are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines in Muscle Pain. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease.