The Role of Homeopathy in Chronic Pain Management: An Alternative Approach

The Role of Homeopathy in Chronic Pain Management: An Alternative Approach Pain is defined as highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by any illness or injury. It is known as sensory and emotional experience. Chronic pain is long standing pain which persists beyond the recovery periods ( for months to years ). This may be on and off or continuous and varies according to the illness.

Physiologically, pain occurs when the pain receptors come into contact with toxic stimulus. Chronic pain can interfere with our daily life activities and causes trouble which leads to anxiety, depression and sleeplessness which makes pain even more worse.

Most of the times, chronic pain has an obvious cause like any illness ( example – arthritis, spondylitis, migraines, neurological pains, muscle pains, cancer pain etc) or due to any injury(like sprain, fractures etc). But some times, there will be no cause for the chronic pain, it is called as psychogenic or psychosomatic pain.

Homeopathy in chronic pain:


Homeopathy should be the preferable system of medicine in treatment of pain because of safety and it’s effectiveness. The active ingredient present in every medicine will reach to the cause of the disease and remove disease from the roots without creating dependency or withdrawal effects.

There are many medicines in homeopathy which help in cases of chronic pain and remove the disease from the body. There are different medicines for different kind of pain ( burning pain, aching pain, drawing pain, pricking pain, pulsating pain colic etc.). Homeopathic medicine should be administered to the patient after proper examination and diagnosis, and only on basis of totality.

Some important remedies in homeopathy for pain management are Rhustox, Ruta, bryonia, eupatorium, aconite, arnica, ledum pal, bellis per, calcarea phos, cimicifuga etc.