Can Homeopathy help Concussions?
A concussion is a Brain Injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head which causes the brain to move back and forth in your skull. Homeopathy can help!
Over a million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury such as a concussion. About 50% of all brain injuries in Canada come from falls and motor vehicle accidents.
The brain is surrounded by fluid and protective membranes called meninges, which usually cushion the brain. During an impact, the brain is pushed against the inside of the skull and can be bruised. In addition, different parts of the brain can move at different speeds, producing shearing forces that can stretch and tear nerve tissue. They also alter the balance of ions and chemicals in the brain, which impairs nerve cell function and contributes to the loss of consciousness seen in concussion. Some nerve fibers can recover from such an injury, but more severely injured nerve fibers can permanently lose their ability to send signals and communicate with other brain cells.
A concussion often changes the way your brain normally works and has a multitude of impacts on the rest of your body.
The symptoms include:
• Loss of consciousness.
• Balance problems or dizziness.
• Double or fuzzy vision.
• Sensitivity to light or noise.
• Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy.
• Feeling unusually irritable.
• Concentration or memory problems
• Slowed reaction time.
Homeopathic medicine for Concussions
Homeopathic medicine Natrum Sulph is an effective treatment for the chronic effects of a head injury.. It helps treat mental troubles arising from a head injury. Depression following head injury is a prominent feature to use this medicine. The important indicating features to use this medicine are sadness, tearfulness, aversion to living and suicidal thoughts. In addition to that, a dislike to speak or be spoken to is present. Other symptoms include a low spirit, ill humor, irritability, and anxiety. It also helps treat epilepsy that may develop after a head injury.
Natrum Sulph also works well to treat headaches that follow a head injury, along with pain at the back of the neck.
It is best to consult with a homeopath and Meghan Manzo of Health and Healing Homeopathy, is happy to discuss options for dealing with concussions and head injuries.