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Homeopathy for Head Injury Treatment

Head injuries derive their importance because of the fact that many patients who die or who are disabled belong to the younger age groups. Head injuries account for 1% of all death, one fourth of deaths due to trauma and they are responsible for half of all deaths from road traffic accidents. Majority of the patients are young, adult males.

Classification of head injury

I. Based on the clinical type

1. Open

2. Closed

II Based on type of injury

  1. Blunt injury — acceleration, deceleration
  2. Missile injuries

Open head injury

The term open head injury is used to denote a type of injury in with there is a fracture of the skull associated with tear of the Dura and arachnoid, resulting in cerebrospinal fluid leak either to the external environment or into one of the potentially infective areas in the base of the skull, e.g. Cerebro Spinal Fluid — CSF rhinorrhoea or otorrhoea.

Closed head injury

A closed head injury is one where there is no such leakage. The advantage of this classification is that is helps the treating physician to recognize a group of patients who are likely to develop an infective complication following the head injury and he can initiate measures to prevent it.

Blunt head injury

Blunt injuries depending on the severity of impact can result in an open or closed head injury. Missile injuries ten to result in an open head injury most often.

Pathology

The pathological changes due to trauma to the brain can be classified into primary and secondary.

Primary lesions

Secondary lesions

Primary lesions

Secondary Lesions

Brain swelling

Intracranial hemorrhage

Infections

Management and treatment of head injury symptoms with homeopathy – 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 manage and treat head injury symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for head injury symptoms management and treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for head injury symptoms treatment and management:

Belladonna, Cicuta Virosa, Helleborus Nig, Natrum Sulph, Opium, Arnica, Bryonia, Carbo Veg, Chamomilla, Lachesis, Phosphorous and many other medicines.

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