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Xenon.: mostly works faster and better than Op. Can be prescribed preventiv (patients scared for the operation and the after effects).
Is the strongest of the noble gasses in anesthetic
effects. Inhaled produces complete anesthesia, coma.
It would be ideal in the operation room to induce anesthesia
According to the Law of similars it is clear that Xenon must be a great remedy for coma and similar like states, such as after effects of anesthesia or the coma after accidents.
Stront-c. = „surgeon's Carb-v.“
Thios. Auflösung von Narben und versteifte Gelenken
‡ Spastisches Colon, Vorbereitung zur Koloskopie
Verbesserung der abführenden Maßnahmen und der nachfolgenden Untersuchung durch spasmolytische Wirkung.
Dosierung: Während der letzten abführenden Vorbereitung zur Koloskopie 2–3 Amp. Rh D2 s.c. in ca. stdl. Abstand in die
Bauchhaut injizieren. Die letzte Amp. unmittelbar vor der Untersuchung.
Wirkungseintritt: Sofort. Bemerkungen: Erfolgreiche Beobachtung bei über 1000 Anwendungen.
Anwendungsgebiet: Eingliederungsstörungen der Empfindungsorganisation im Stoffwechselsystem (Krampfzuständen der
glatten Muskulatur und bei Unruhe- und Erregungszuständen). ‡
Dental and Mouth Problems. This remedy has a wide field of action where it comes to dental problems.
a) Trauma to the tooth, where the tooth is loosened in the socket or knocked out of position.
b) Bone and periosteal pain following dental surgery, or pain after injection of a local anesthestic.
c) Pain of dry socket, at the beginning of an infection.
d) To help reduce the pain and trauma of tooth extraction, if Arnica does not help sufficiently.
e) To ease the discomfort associated with fitting and adjusting braces.
f) To help heal jaw fractures.
Pyrogen C 30, To prevent infection after oral surgery. Twice daily post operatively for one week.
Antimonium tart c 6, to prevent chest complications from general anesthesia in chesty patients. 3x daily for several days before and one week after procedure.
[Dr. Shreya Deshpande]
[Dr. Niranjan Mohanty]
Calendula excellent in tooth extraction.
[Dr. Elizabeth Wright Hubbard]
Nasal tract, polyps: Calc. Sang. Phos. Teucr.
Gall bladder surgery: Calc. Bry. Chel. Podo. Mag-m. Coloc.
Ovarian cysts: Coloc. Lyc. Lach. Podo. Thuj.
Hernia development: Lyc. Sep.
Prolapses: Sep. Murx. Lil-t.
Surgical operations with much cutting. Afterwards with prostration, coldness, oozing blood: Carb-v. but if it will not help: Stront-c. “Stront-c. is the Carb-v. of the surgeon.”
[Mohinder Singh Jus]
Med. ist eine ausgezeichnete Arznei, wenn Konzentrations- und Gedächtnisprobleme oder Verwirrtheit nach einer Narkose auftreten. Der Betroffene hat Orientierungsprobleme,
verliert den Faden beim Reden, erinnert sich nicht einmal mehr an seinen eigenen Namen, ist total verwirrt, scheint in Richtung Demenz zu gehen, hat Angst davor, den Verstand zu
verlieren, erzählt immer wieder das Gleiche; solche massiven Folgen von Narkose sind mehrheitlich bei älteren Patienten anzutreffen und eine Dosis Med. C200 oder M hilft ihnen rasch,
ihre Balance wieder zu finden.
Pyrog.: This is another one I’m guessing you don’t have. Order it! You’re going to need it for post-surgical fevers.
Calc-p., When a fistula in ano has been operated on and other affections follow.
Coff.: The highly sensitive intellectual patient who can not sleep from too acute hearing.
Coll: given before operation for rectal diseases it is apt to reduce complications afterwards.
Gels.: For the nervous patient who is unable to prevent too frequent bladder or bowel evacuations. (Ign.)
Glon.: An unusually high blood pressure, due to nervousness at the approaching operation, will be lessened.
Phos.: Many surgeons are accustomed to give a dose of Phosphorus in reasonably high potency an hour or two before operating. They claim that it seems to prevent a great many of the troubles
which arise as a result of the shock after opening the abdomen. When this is done, it often avoids peristaltic which may follow abdominal surgery.
For preoperative anticipation Phosphorus 200 can be given with Arnica or other pre-operative medicine.
Puls.: This restores the weak, weeping female equilibrium.
Rhus-t.: Best prophylactic for surgery. In 30th dilution every 3 hours. Prevents Sepsis.
Sulph.: In appropriate cases a dose or two of Sulphur high prior to operation secures better reaction from shock, modifies the ill effects of the anaesthetic, and induce a better wound state.
Very useful in diarrhoea following or preceding operation and failure to react properly after operation.
Zinc-met.: Helps the patient whose nervousness shows itself by restless feet.
Fear for operation:
Acon.: Plethoric, easily excited persons, full of fears as to the approaching operations. A dentist used to administer Acon. while patients were still in the wraiting room to modify their fear
prior to tooth extraction.
Anac.: When the fear produces anger, with swearing.
Ars./Chin.: Weakness and exhaustion, with fear and trembling in dread of the ordeal; thirsty and perspiring.
Aur-m-n.: Weak and fearful, with tendency to run away.
Op.: Occasionally useful when the old fright is presumably restimulated by another frightening experience.
Phos.: Has been found of value in allaying apprehension before operation in children.
Arn. C 200 - C 1000 3 - 4x nach der Operation (invaluable for involuntary urination after surgery.)
Carb-a.: intestinal gas after surgery
Carb-v.: septic conditions-blood poisoning (after operations and after shock).
Cham. C 30 bei Schmerzen nach der Operation, einige Gaben
Hyper. C 30 bei Nervenverletzungen nach OP.
Nux-v. C 30 - 200 bei Übelkeit und Erbrechen nach der OP
Retention of urine: Caust.
Raph.: indicated when signs suggest intestinal obstruction, where there is a good deal of irregularly distributed abdominal distension, pockets of wind which the patient cannot move-up or
down/often complain of icy cold knees. Mental best described as a feeling that they are finished and their number is up – and almost an acceptance of this. Often much more useful than
Carb-v. or Ars. In bad cases more useful than
After operations on the eyes: Hyper. All-c. useful for pain after operations (removal of cataracts)
Faec.: post-operative diarrhea, constipation or skin problems
[Dr. W.A. Dewey]
After Operations on the Eyes
Acon.: Principal remedy
Ign.: Violent pains in temples
Rhus-t.:Pains shooting into head
Senega.: Promotes the absorption of lens debris.
Strontium.: Objects appear as if tinged with blood.
Bry.: Pain in head + vomiting
Strontium.: Objects appear as if tinged with blood.
Syc-Co in einem Glas mit Arnica fördert den Heilungsprozess nach operativen Eingriffen.
Carb-v.: septic conditions-blood poisoning (after operations and after shock).
Stront-c.: great use in the sudden collapse of vital energy following an operation, where Carb-v. at first seems to be indicated. In this surgical collapse, where there has been an extended operation
with much cutting and this collapse follows, with cold breath, cold body and pinched appearance, Carb-v. may fail you, Stront-c. if there has been previous congestion, will fit in exactly.
In several instances under my care, Staphisagria C 30 2 - 3x nach der Operation
Stront-c. has saved life/can be called “surgeon's Carbo-v.”
Chin:: Schmerzhafte Blähungen, keine Erleichterung durch Windabgang
Staph.: Schmerz und andere Unterleibsbeschwerden nach chirurgischen Eingriffen im Unterleib.
13. Operationen I
Angst vor Operation
COURAGEOUS: Opium inspires courage and resolution in one who is afraid of a surgical operation. Criminals (in India) lose their fear of death and go courageously to execution. It imparts courage & increased strength but in larger doses causes rage & fury.
Acon.: panische Angst C 200 1x, unmittelbar vor der Operation geben, falls nötig
Arn.: Vorbeugung gegen Blutung und Schmerzen D200 1x am Morgen vor der Operation
Lach.: Risikofall mit Embolie- oder Thrombosegefahr (Krampfadern/Wechseljahre/Fettsucht) D 12 abends, 2 Tage vor und bis 10 Tage nach der Operation
Phos.: bei Blutungsneigung (Neigung zu Nasenbluten, oft blaue Flecken, kleine Wunden oder Zahnextraktions-Wunden bluten stark und lange D200 1x einen Tag vor der Operation
Erwachen aus der Narkose
Nux-v.: Folgen der Narkose - Entgiftung Erbrechen, Übelkeit C 30 1x, bei Bedarf wiederholen
Phos.: Kopfschmerz, Erbrechen, erwacht nicht richtig, Dämmerzustand C 200 1x im Wasser
Heilungsunterstützung nach der Operation
Staph.: für glatte Heilung der Schnittwunde gegen Nachblutungen Minderung der Beschwerden C 30 auflösen
Schmerzen nach der Operation
Hyper.: Schnitte durch nervenreiches Gewebe, Nervenschmerzen C 30 auflösen
Staph.: glatter Schnitt
Nierensteinzertrümmerung, Steinentfernung mit Schlinge, Nierenspiegelung
Dehnungsschmerzen nach Herz-/Blasenkatheter, Rektoskopie, Magenspiegelung C 30 auflösen
Kollaps nach Operation
Stront-c.: (nur der Vollständigkeit halber) C 200 1x
Jucken bei Wundheilung
Anag.: Wunde juckt unerträglich C 30 1x, bei Bedarf wiederholen (Schmerzen nach der Operation)
Bel-p.: wunder Schmerz, wie gequetscht Weichteilverletzung C 30 auflösen
Anhaltende Schwäche nach Operationen
Chin.: Folge von Säfteverlust, blass, schwach, blutarm C 30 auflösen
14. Operationen II
Arn.: lindert Schmerzen, vermindert Blutung C 30 1x kurz nach Zahnarzttermin C 200 nach größeren Eingriffen (Zahnextraktion, Schleifen der Kronen etc., Weisheitszahn)
Nux-v.: Entgiftung nach Narkose(spitze) C 30 1x
Hyper.: Betäubung läßt nach – Nervenschmerz zieht bis in den Oberkiefer C 30 1x.
Gabe in Glas Wasser schluckweise über den Tag verteilt trinken, bei Bedarf am nächsten Tag wiederholen
Phyt.: Vorbeugung gegen Herdstreuung (Zahn auf Eiter)
Darmverschlingung (Ileus) nach Operation
Op.: Totenstille im Bauch, totale Darmlähmung, ohnmächtige, krampfartige Schmerzen C 200 1x in Wasser
Harnverhaltung nach Operation
Caust.: Kann kein Wasser lassen; Blasenlähmung mit unbemerktem Abgang von Urin C 200 1x
Staph.: Druck auf der Blase, tröpfchenweiser Abgang von Urin C 200 1x, bei Bedarf wiederholen
Verstopfung nach Operation
Op.: Darmträgheit. Versuch machen, bei Mißerfolg Staphisagria! C 30 1x in Wasser
Staph.: Darmlähmung C 30 1x in Wasser
Schluckauf nach Operation
Cupr-met.: krampfartig C 200 1x in Wasser
Acon.: Hauptarznei! 1x, bei Bedarf wiederholen in den Augen, Rötung, heftige Schmerzen C 200
Ign.: Schmerz in Schläfen nach Augenoperation, heftig, drückend C 200
Seneg.: löst nach Staroperation Linsentrümmer auf C 200
Senn. = Cassia augustifolia Nasal septum deviated Physical examination of a prover conducted after the conclusion of proving revealed a deviated nasal septum which was not there earlier.
On the other hand another prover who had a deviated nasal septum before the commencement of the proving manifested its correction at the end of the proving ?).
In the nasal tract, polyps will yield to Calc. Sang. Phos. Teucrium.
Gall bladder surgery can be indefinitely postponed very often with Calc. Bry. Chel. Podo. Mag-m. Coloc.
Ovarian cysts yield to Coloc. Lyc. Lach. Podo. Thuj.
Lyc. and Sepia prevent hernia better than trusses.
Many prolapsed operations can be averted by Sep. Murx. Lil-t.
Even in strangulated hernia, Nux-v. will sometimes relax and reduce the hernia while the operating room is being prepared.
Here the vital point before the physician is to decide whether he should give morphine to the patient to relieve his pains. It should, however, be noted that morphine disturbs the stomach, stops peristalsis, has a tendency to stop the urine. If the pains are once relieved by morphine, the life of the patient becomes miserable, for he would refuse to sleep afterwards. Give morphine only
when it is evident that the suffering will do the patient more harm than will the drug. An exception has, however, to be made in cases of patients who were in the habit of taking opium even before. The prominent homoeopathic remedies that could be used as a substitute and quietening the irritability nerve:
Hyper. supercedes the use of morphia after operation.
Berb. Pain in lumbar region
Asar: Darting pains (head)
Lyc.: post-operative colic
Raph.: post-operative colic
Myg.: Urination dribbling after any spinal surgery.
[Dr. V. Krishnamurthy]
For complaints developing after surgery: take the following:
GENERALITIES – WOUNDS, constitutional effects of: Arn. Carb-v. Con. Hep. Iod. Lach. Led. Nat-m. Nit-ac. Phos. Puls. Rhus-t. Staph. Sul-ac. Zinc.
Observations following post-surgery cases on blood plasma levels of ascorbic acid. Deduction is evident of the need for substantial amounts of ascorbic acid prior to surgery.
In 1960 and again in 1966, in papers delivered before the Tri-State Medical Society, I called attention to the "scurvy" levels of ascorbic acid found in postoperative patients. Plasma levels recorded before
starting anaesthesia and after cessation of such inhalants and completion of surgery remained unchanged. This has lead many to believe that surgery created little or no demand for supplemental "C".
We found, however, that samples of blood taken six hours after surgery showed drops of approximately 1/4 the starting amount and at 12 hours the levels were down to one-half. Samples taken
24 hours later, without added ascorbic acid to fluids, showed levels ¾
lower than the original samples.
Bartlett, Jones and others reported that in spite of low levels of plasma ascorbic acid at time of surgery, normal wound healing may be produced by adequate vitamin C therapy during the post-operative period.
Lanman and Ingalls showed that the tensile strength of healing wounds is lowered in the presence of "scurvy plasma levels". Schumacher reported that the pre-operative use of as little as 500 mg of vitamin C given orally "was remarkably successful in preventing shock and weakness" following dental extractions. Many other investigators have shown in both laboratory and clinical studies, that optimal primary wound healing is dependent to a large extent upon the vitamin C content of the tissues. In 1949, it was my privilege to assist at an abdominal exploratory laparotomy. A mass of small viscera was found "glued together".
The area was so friable that every attempt at separation produced a torn intestine. After repairing some 20 tears the surgeon closed the cavity as a hopeless situation. Two grams ascorbic acid was given by syringe every two hours for 48 hours and then 4x daily. In 36 hours the patient was walking the halls and in 7 days was discharged with normal elimination and no pain. She has outlived her surgeon by many years.
We recommend that all patients take 10 grams ascorbic acid each day. Where this is not done and the surgery is elective, then 10 grams by mouth should be given for several weeks prior to surgery. At least 30 grams should be given, daily, in solutions, post-operatively, until oral medication is allowed and tolerated.
Frei nach: Dana Ullman
Homeopathic Medicines Before and After Surgery
Homeopathic medicines can reduce complications of surgery and augment healing so that people can recover more quickly afterward.
Surgeons commonly ask patients not to take any food, drink, or drugs prior to surgery. It makes sense to avoid food, drink, and conventional drugs, there have never been any reported problems from taking homeopathic
remedies prior to surgery.
Recommended prior to surgery Ferr-p. D/C 6 4x daily for 2 days to prevent infection and hemorrhaging.
Emotions prior to surgery
Gels. C 6 - C 30: great anxiety, apprehension, weakness, and trembling prior to surgery. Acon. C 6 - C 30: terrified about surgery and thinks that he will die from it.
Take either Gels. or Acon. the night before the surgery and another dose upon waking in the morning. If fear and/or anxiety is felt after surgery, take 1 - 3 more doses.
One double-blind, randomized trial on 50 children who underwent surgery showed that 95% of those given the homeopathic medicine Acon. experienced significantly less post-operative pain and agitation. Acon. was chosen because it is a common remedy for ailments in which sudden and violent onset of shock or trauma is a primary indication, as well as symptoms of fear and anxiety, common emotions. Experienced by children prior to surgery.
Arn.: commonly given before and after surgery because of its ability to reduce surgical shock and minimize bleeding. Surgical shock is a condition that trauma or surgery can cause in which all the capillaries and small blood vessels are filled with blood at the same time. A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study showed that Arn. significantly decreased bleeding time.
Late Donald Foubister recommended Arn. C 30 the night before surgery, another dose the morning of the surgery, another dose just prior to the surgery, and different medicines afterward, depending upon the type of surgery and the symptoms the patient feels.
Long-term intravenous (IV) therapy. Frequent insertion of an IV commonly causes phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and hematoma (the pooling of blood under the skin); a double-blind study using Arn. C 5 found that it can effectively reduce and prevent such problems. The study showed significant benefits from Arn., including reduced pain. Besides subjective improvement, there were also objectively measured increases in blood flow and in blood coagulation factors.
Arn.: primary remedy to be taken just prior to the majority of surgeries, there are a certain number of operations for which Dr. Foubister commonly recommended other remedies.
Raph.: post operative indicated cases in which there are signs suggesting intestinal obstruction, where there is a good deal of irregularly distributed abdominal distension, pockets of wind which
the patient cannot move –up or down. They very often complain of icy cold knees. The mental attitude is best described as a feeling that they are finished and their number is up and almost an acceptance of this. In post operative cases of this kind, Raphanus often more useful than Carb-v. or Ars.. In bad cases, it is certainly more useful than Lycopodium.
Ruta. C 30 for surgery involving cartilage and periosteum, as is often occurs in the knee or elbow. Evening before, the morning of the operation, and immediately afterward.
Staph. C 30 and Arn. C 30 before circumcision should be given similarly as above.
After surgery. Please note that the length of time of treatment can and should be different with each patient, depending upon the intensity of symptoms. Doses should generally be taken as long as pain persists, though they should not be taken for more than a couple of days, unless the person is still in pain and the remedy is providing obvious relief.
Arn. C 6 - C 30 should be given for at least 2 doses after surgery, approximately one hour apart.
In addition to this remedy, the following remedies should be given one hour after the last dose of Arn.:
Dilation and curettage: Bell. C 30 every 6 hours
Hysterectomy: Caus. C 30 3x daily (some recommend Staph. C 6 - C 30 3x daily)
Caesarean section or episiotomy: Staph. C 30 or Bellis perennis C 30 3x daily
Abortion or miscarriage: Ign. C 30 every 4 hours
Plastic surgery on the breast: Bel-p. C 6 - C 30 3x daily
Amputation of the breast or a lump: Ham. C 30 every 4 hours
Circumcision: Staph. C 30 and Arn. C 30 every 4 hours for a day.
Prostate surgery: Staph. C 30 3x daily
Abdominal surgery: Staph. C 30 or Bel-p. C 30 3x daily
Appendectomy: Rhus-t. C 30 3x daily
Gastrectomy: Raph. C 30 3x daily
Gall bladder surgery: Lyc. C 30 3x daily
Eye surgery: Led. C 30 every 4 hours
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Rhus-t. C 30 every 4 hours
Adonis: a cardiac tonic, regulating the pulse and increasing the contraction. It is also useful after operations of the heart (bypass, valve operations etc.)
involving cartilage or periosteum: Ruta C 30 every 4 hours
involving the spine: Hyper. C 30 every 4 hours
Surgery for bullet wounds +/o. stab wounds: Staph. C 30 4 x daily
Plastic surgery: Arn. C 30 (internally) and Calen. (externally) 4 x daily
Amputation: Hyper. C 30 every 4 hours. All-c. (stinging pain in stump after operation). Mag-p. Hyper. Staph. (neuralgia after amputation).
[R.B. Bishambar Das]
Select Your Remedy
Hemorrhoids: Staph. C 30 or Aesc-h. C 30 every 4 hours for 2 or 3 days
Varicose veins: Led. C 30 3x daily
Dental surgery: Hyper. C 30 # Ruta C 30 every 2 to 4 hours
Specific Ailments After Surgery
Fear of Death: Acon. C 30 is indicated (every hour for up to 4 doses).
Bleeding: Arn. C 30 helps to slow or stop bleeding after surgery.
Phos. C 30 is the primary remedy for helping to stop bleeding when Arn. does not work adequately.
Ip. C 30 when there is much bleeding of bright red blood, often + nausea.
Sec. C 30 uterine bleeding < heat and > cold.
Chin. C 30 bleeding and general loss of fluids lead them to feel weak and faint and have ringing in the ears. This remedy is sometimes indicated several weeks, months,
or years after much fluid has been lost, after either an illness or an operation.
Ars. C 30 profuse bleeding leads to great weakness, burning pains, restlessness, anxiety, and fear, along with a characteristically large thirst for only sips at a time.
Dose: Take the remedy every hour until bleeding stops, not more than 4 doses. If bleeding has not significantly slowed, consider another remedy. The next day, take one more
dose of whichever works to reduce the possible complications of blood loss.
A jewel in surgical shock: Stront-c.
Trauma to Tissue
Arn. topically and Arn. C 6 - C 30 muscle feels bruised or swollen and when there is any pooling of blood under the skin.
Ham. topically and Ham. C 6 - C 30 weak veins, passive hemorrhage, bleeding hemorrhoids, or varicose veins. Capillaries are enlarged and congestion is marked.
Calen. external application (gel, ointment, tincture, spray) to heal wounds or incisions.
Bel-p. C 6 - C 30 after abdominal surgery and when deep internal tissue has been traumatized.
Dose: Apply external remedies at least once a day, and apply again if bathing washes them off. Generally, only 2 - 8 doses of the internal remedy over a two day period will be necessary to complete
the healing process.
Calen. And Hyper. external applications alone or preferably together, help to both prevent and treat infection of surgical wounds.
Hep. C 30 if pus has developed and caused hypersensitivity of the wound/= an effective remedy for helping to push out splinters, pieces of glass, and various foreign objects that get stuck under the
skin, it also has a tendency to push out surgical stitches. Not recommended when there are stitches, except towards the end of the healing process, when their removal is part of the healing.
Sulph. burning in the wound (area).
Dose: Apply external remedies at least once a day, better more often and apply again after bathing. Take internal remedies every 2 - 4 hours during the first 24 hours and 4 x daily for 2 to 5 more days.
Scarring and Adhesions:
Apply Thiosinaminum tincture externally or use an external combination formula that also contains Calendula (some injury gels include these ingredients). Graph. C 12.
Dose: Apply external remedies at least once a day, and apply them again if bathing washes them off. You may need to do this for several weeks or months. Internal remedies should be taken 3x daily
for two days, and if necessary, repeated one month later.
Raph. C 6 - C 30: constipation with no urgings for a stool and/or when there is painful gas;
Dose: Take this remedy 3x daily for up to 4 days.
Nausea and Vomiting
Nux-v. C 6 - C 30 violent retching (generally ineffectual retching that does not lead to vomiting).
Phos. C 6 - C 30 prevents or treat nausea after surgery; wiith a strong thirst for ice drinks; he or she may also have a concurrent headache.
Ip. C 6 - C 30 persistent nausea with vomiting, which does not provide relief.
Ars. C 6 - C 30 violent and incessant vomiting < drinking (cold) water or eating. There may also be burning pain in the stomach.
Dose: Take a remedy every two hours during intense symptoms and every 4 hours during less intense discomfort. If improvement is not obvious after 24 hours, consider another remedy.
Carb-v. C 6 - C 30 DIStension and offensive gas, who get some relief from release of gas, desires carbonated drinks because they seem to help them release gas.
Chin. C 6 - C 30 more pain than distension, frequent rumbling in the abdomen, and no relief from releasing gas.
Raph. C 6 - C 30 distended abdomen but are unable to expel gas. Because this condition is extremely common after (abdominal) surgery.
Coloc. C 6 - C 30 more pain than distension, and also cramps > bending over.
Dose: Take a remedy every 2 hours during intense pain and every 4 hours during mild discomfort. If improvement is not obvious after 24 hours, consider another remedy.
Acon.: Found highly effective in the treatment of post-surgical agitation in children. Commonly used for both pre- and post-surgical anxiety and of the fear of dying.
All-c.: Neuralgia of the stump following amputation.
Arg-n.: Anxiety and panic in anticipation of the surgical procedure before the event.
Arn.: Tissue damage from all causes (+ bruised pain)/recovery from tissue damage of surgical origin/reduces post-surgical bruising and swelling and is very effective at reducing post-surgical pain.
Has a significant role to play in reducing the risk of post surgical haemorrhage as well as surgical shock, a condition that results in capillaries and arterioles all filling with blood at the same time, leading to insufficient arterial pressure. Useful with people on long-term intravenous therapy where they run the risk of developing phlebitis and haematomas.
Bell-p.: Surgery on abdominal, thoracic or pelvic areas and this has resulted in pain that’s felt deep in these areas. DD.: Led., Bellis < cold.
Chin.: Loss of fluid loss during or after surgery lead to fatigue and other health problems.
Ferr-p.: Use for a few days prior to surgery to reduce the risk of surgical infection or haemorrhage.
Gun.: Can provide relief from post-surgical infections and sepsis.
Ham.: Indicated for engorgement or congestion of the veins following surgery as well as slow haemorrhaging of dark blood from the site of the surgery.
Hyper.: Recovery from post-surgical damage to nerves and also where there is excessive post-surgical pain, particularly where arnica appears to be ineffective and where the pain is shooting in character.
Use for pain felt in a limb stump after amputation and phantom limb pain that may occur after amputation.
Ip.: For nausea or vomiting following surgery as well as haemorrhages of bright red blood.
Led.: Post surgical pain where the wound feels cold but the pain > cold.
Naja.: For hypotension that may result from shock and some medications used for surgery.
Nux-v.: General for the effects of anaesthesia following surgery.
Phos.: Haemorrhage during or after surgery. Effects of anaesthesia.
Raph.: Constipation that follows (abdominal) surgical procedures as well flatus that is difficult to expel (= incarceration of flatus).
Ruta.: Surgery has affected the periosteum, cartilage or tendons leading to damage in these areas, pain or delayed recovery.
Staph.: Pain at the site of the incisional wounds that occur in surgical procedures.
Symph.: For injuries to bones that may occur during surgery.
Thios.: For post-surgical scarring.
[Howard Crutcher/Presented by Sylvain Cazalet]
Accurately speaking, surgical remedies include nearly the entire list of homoepatic medicines. There are some, however, more prominent in the surgical field than others, and are shall outlined briefly.
+ Coldness: Camph.
+ blueness: Carb-v. blueness calls for Carbo-veg.,
+ cold sweat on forehead/body: Verat.
Effects of hæmorrhage.
Distressing restlessness and tossing about/sends doctor away: Acon.
THIRST immediately following loss of blood is frequently controlled: Ars.
Acute symptoms subsided: Chin.
Severe operations upon the abdomen:
Staph deserves especial mention for its power to control subsequent pain.
Painful surgical conditions:
Intolerable, tearing pains in a wound/stump: Coff.
Moderate pain with great restlessness: Acon.
Sharp, darting pains along the line of the incision: Led.
In chronic abscess, in bone diseases involving the ligaments and the glands:
Sil. cold, objectively and subjectively/movements sluggish; wounds are slow in coming, slow in healing; the pus is offensive.
Hep. more quickly attacked, is inclined to heal more rapidly, wound more active/discharges less offensive.
Calc. sweaty, blue-eyed, fat or lean, but always flabby; wounds leave large scars; neck is enlarged somewhere; joints loose. A long scar in the carotid triangles, with a pair of crooked legs always calls for Calc.
The pus is thin and runs easily as a rule.
Phos. a sensitive wound; it bleeds freely; it appears angry and fiery red, or perhaps pale, but always ready to bleed in a stream; patient tall, spare, red-headed and freckle-faced. Constipated and at times some indefinite trouble with his bladder.
Lach. presents a blue wound; big veins; probably sloughing; much dead tissue in wound; < morning; tendency to the formation of sinusitis. Pus thick and flaky.