Over the years, I have treated many people that have benefited from homeopathy for homeopathic remedies for healing scar tissue after surgery, and it is also a fantastic way to aid post-surgical wound healing.
Many people nowadays are under the impression that homeopathy is a kind of psychological healing approach given the later homeopathic trends therefore, not many people realise that homeopathy is just as effective in treating acute conditions or emergency acutes such as post-surgery complaints.
We have wonderful remedies to cover most acute complications, which work nicely with conventional medicines.
Below are some of the most usual remedies prescribed after surgical procedures, but the list is incomplete.
FEAR BEFORE THE OPERATION
Aconite 200 : 3 times per day for a couple of days before or Aconite 200 am/pm the day before the operation and as needed.
It can be taken if fear persists after the operation.
Arsenicum Album 30c: for those that are feeling very restless and need to be pacing up and down before the day. One dose every 2-3 hours.
ARNICA 200 DOSAGE AFTER SURGERY
I dislike prescribing Arnica before the operation unless it is cardiovascular or brain surgery. However, Arnica is wonderful for avoiding post-surgical complications like thrombosis or infarction in these cases. In this case, give a single dose of Arnica 200 or 1M before the operation.
After any operation, if there is not much bleeding, a few doses of Arnica 30 or 200 will help with the trauma and avoid infection.
Most remedies can be taken 3-4 times per day if the symptoms are not too distressing otherwise, they can be taken every hour or so until relief is found.
For pain relief, of course, the remedy repetition can be as often as needed at the rhythm of the pain. This would be different from wound healing, where we would expect a much longer process; accordingly, the remedies would need to be prescribed less often and over a longer period.
However, for pain or discomfort, if, after 6 repeated doses, absolutely nothing happens, then a new remedy must be found.
HOMEOPATHIC PAIN REMEDIES FOR HEALING AFTER SURGERY
Hypericum 200c: this is an important remedy for nerve injury and is most likely needed with incisive wounds of parts reached in nerves. An important remedy to consider in limb amputations and spinal operations. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PAIN REMEDY AFTER SURGERY.
Magnesium Phosphoricum 200c: the great antispasmodic remedy for neuralgic pains and colic therefore a good remedy after abdominal surgery where there is colic with flatulence.
Colocynthis 200c: can also be useful, and the patient can feel very angry with his condition. Colocynthis follows Staphysagria very nicely in abdominal operations.
Staphysagria 200c: in abdominal operations, Staphysagria is preferred after the operation, which suits the clear-cut incisions. It is nicely complemented by Bellis Perennis 200, which acts in deeper tissue, is better than Arnica after major abdominal surgical work.
Chamomilla 200c: also called the “opium of Homeopathy”. Colic or pain after surgical procedures. The pain is so intense that it demands instant relief. This is a good remedy for pain that stems from oversensitivity after abuse of narcotics, often within the first few days after a big surgery. The pain generates a bad temper and irritability, which can not be appeased.
Ruta 200c: any operation involving cartilage or periosteum will likely need this remedy at some stage. This is a great remedy to consider for knee or hip replacement and in any orthopaedic surgery.
Symphytum 200c: is indicated for wounds penetrating the bone, so it is also a good pain remedy for any orthopaedic surgery and can be+ combined with Hypericum 200 for pain.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES THAT TARGET INFLAMMATION
Belladonna3c/30c: this remedy is particularly useful if there is pain from inflammation with fever after the operation.
Use the 3c for abdominal pain and the 30c for general inflammation.
It should be repeated every hour to every 3 hours in alternation with any other remedies needed.
This remedy is also useful for colic of the gallbladder or kidney that develops suddenly. A 30 c or 200c every few hours will help reduce the inflammation.
DISCOMFORT AND DETOX AFTER ANAESTHETIC
Phosphorus 30: this is the first remedy for post-operative vomiting to think of.
Carbo veg 30: may be better suited if the patient is cold and sweaty and wants more air; he feels as if there is not enough air around (may want to be fanned).
Nux-vomica 30: It also needs to be considered if there is much retching but does not lead to vomiting.
Nux vomica 30: aids detoxification of the liver, and it would help process and clear the toxic load from the medical drugs.
Ipecac 30c: a feeling of continuous nausea that is not better by vomiting.
A few doses of 30c every hour or so until the patient feels better and thereafter, when needed, will be sufficient.
HOW TO DEAL WITH INFECTION DURING WOUND HEALING
Pyrogen 200 acts like a general antibiotic in cases where fever continues for a long period after the surgery, maybe even weeks, and the infection does not respond to antibiotics.
Apart from the fever, the pulse is very fast, out of proportion to the temperature.
Pyrogen may need to be repeated every 3 hours if there is an infection on top of any other remedies.
Arnica and Pyrogen are two of the most important ones to consider at this point.
Hepar 6c: every 3 hours until better, gradually decreasing to twice daily until all clear
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP WOUND HEALING
The Banerjies use Hypericum200+Arsenicum200 for any soft tissue infection and wound healing. It can be used every 3 hours and reduced to twice daily as it continues to improve.
SURGICAL WOUND HEALING WITH HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Calendula 6c,30c: it is a great remedy for healing internal or external wounds after surgery and works very nicely after Staphysagria and Bellis-perennis. It will also prevent infection at the wound site.
It can be used 2-3 times per day for as long as it is needed.
Calendula can also be used in a herbal tincture in dilution on dressings after surgery or to heal any wounds.
I have prescribed it after abdominal surgery, where there is scarring in the tissue confirmed by test results. I have often also prescribed Carcinosin 200 or 1M as intercurrent or ongoing in the treatment.
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP
The Banerjies use this protocol for Bed Sores.
Hepar Sulph 200+Arsenicum 200 . Take 2-3 times per day, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
TRAPPED WIND AFTER ABDOMINAL SURGERY
Raphanus 30c: a good remedy for trapped wind after surgery which can be quite common.
Also, consider Carbo veg 30c if there is lots of distension and offensive wind.
Lycopodium 200 twice per day is very helpful in reducing gas and the pain associated with it.
Use Colocynthis 200c+ Nux vom 30 if there are cramps and pain every 2-3 hours.
Take a dose every other hour for very intense symptoms or 3 times per day for less intense symptoms.
PAIN AFTER INJECTIONS AND INTRAVENOUS PROCEDURES
Ledum 200 is the main remedy for any problems or pain after puncture wounds. For instance
- after a biopsy
- insertion of a canula
- after inserting an IV catheter
- intravenous drip or infusion
- after a blood test
Hypericum 200 is very useful for
- pain following lumbar punctures or spinal taps.
- Hypericum is indicated in any procedure that involves an area rich in sensitive nerves.
Of course, you should think of Arnica 200 if there are hematomas.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR SCAR TISSUE AFTER SURGERY
Post-surgical adhesions most frequently develop after abdominal surgery.
Staphysagria 200 every other day can be helpful in cleaning the adhesions
Thiosinaminum in 6x is an excellent remedy for scar tissue that has become contracted and thickened. This remedy has the power to dissolve thick scar tissue after surgical operations but it should be used twice per day for several months.
Graphites 200 one dose every 3rd day is one of the important homeopathic remedies for healing scar tissue after surgery that is painful.
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP KELOIDS
For Keloids, use Fluoricum Acidum 200 every other day
HOMOEOPATHY REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION AFTER SURGERY
Constipation is a very common problem after surgery.
Lack of physical activity and medications such as opioid analgesia and other medications are usually the main cause.
Nux vomica 30c twice per day is an excellent first remedy to start with. It acts as a liver cleanser and helps to regulate peristalsis.
Alumina 200c if there is no desire for a stool at all, use twice per day. Inactivity of the rectum and bowels.
Opium 30 twice per day. This is another remedy often indicated after the use of opioid analgesia that creates paralysis of the intestines.
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP CONSTIPATION
For constipation, use Lycopodium200+Plumbum Metallicum 200 twice per day
I hope your surgical procedure goes well and that the operation gives you satisfactory results and improves your quality of life.
I have put those remedies together to give you the best possible healing!
Also, learn how often to repeat the remedies according to the symptoms and intensity with the free guide below.