Clinical Cases

Healing Patients with Chronic Pain Syndrome

LACHESIS homeopathic medicine for slip disc

Dr. Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi presents two case of chronic pain cured with homeopathy

Introduction: Chronic pain syndrome (Homeopathy Treatment for Chronic Pain Syndrome) tends to be very difficult to manage because of its complex natural history, unclear aetiology and poor response to conventional therapy. There is no clear definition but it is characterised by pain which persists despite adequate time for healing. The minimum duration of pain varies between 3 and 6 months. Some argue that any pain that persists longer than the reasonable expected healing time for the involved tissues should be considered as chronic pain. The impact of chronic pain on patients’ lives varies from minor restrictions to complete loss of independence.

Case No. 1:  Lachesis cures chronic joint pain  

March 11th 2013: A widow aged 68 was visited at her home because of hypertension and left and right knee joint pain, which has persisted for more than 10 years. She was loquacious, cheerful and sometime sad, benevolent with strong body structure. Her son who lives in Australia suffered hypertension as well. Two separate single doses of Lachesis Muta cured most of this hypertension during about 60 days after taking the remedy in Jan. 2013.

The important keynote about her knee pain was that her left knee was affected firstly and her right knee became painful afterward.






GENERALS – SIDE – left – then right side

GENERALS – PAIN – Joints, of



For the totality of the patient Lachesis Muta 30c was prescribed. Fifteen drops of the remedy from the 1st glass was taken.  After about 20 days she started feeling better and after 60 days, on May 8th 2013 she had no suffering in her knee joints.  She encouraged several people to visit me for homeopathic treatment. Her son took another remedy on March 11th 2013. He feels better now. Three members of her sister’s family were visited by me and my wife on April 26th 2013, as well.


Case No. Two:  Lachesis for anxiety and chronic joint pain

A female, married, journalist aged 39 with chief complaint of generalized muscular tics, anger and anxiety since 1985, was visited on Nov.1st 2012. The symptoms had started after she faced separation from her first husband and subsequent divorce. She also suffered from chronic left knee pain while walking down stairs.

She was loquacious, and had used red lipstick at the 1st session. She would feel pain in her back and would become angry before menses. She showed trembling of her tongue while protruding it, and tight cloths would bother her neck.


MIND – ANGER – easily



SLEEP – POSITION – abdomen, on






MIND – FEAR – infection, of

EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Knee – descending stairs

MIND – THOUGHTS – persistent



HEAD – PAIN – vomiting

After repertorizing her main rubrics, graphical and horizontal analysis confirmed Lachesis as the 1st remedy. Twenty drops of Lachesis 30c from the 1st glass was poured into a disposable cup and a spoonful of water was added to it.


Lachesis mutus or bush master; the diluted and potentized venom of this very poisonous snake has so far has cured millions of patients the world over.

At the 1st follow-up session on Dec.13th she said: “The first day my right ear became hot for about an hour. I felt that hot air was coming out of my ear. The most important occurrence was my menses. It always had a delay, but the afternoon of the same day it started by discharging bright red blood. My right knee got improved completely till 2-3 weeks, but became painful again, it worsened for 4-5 days, but now it is completely better…”

I called her on May 8th 2013, i.e. after about 6 months to ask about her current condition and her knee pain. She felt well and relaxed and had no knee pain.


Conclusion: Chronic pain syndrome tends to be very difficult to manage because of its complex natural history, unclear aetiology and poor response to therapy in Conventional Medicine. One of the common problems in afflicted patients is chronic abuse with narcotics and non-narcotic medicines. However, dramatic improvement and cure often occurs with homeopathic remedies. In this article two different patients experienced significant healing in a relatively short time.

About the author

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi M.D., Hom.: Graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services and Iran Homeopathic Learning Center. He is a Certified medical doctor in Iran, and Official member of the Iranian Homeopathy Association, and was granted RIHA certificate and LMHI certificate of membership. He also writes a health page as a journalist in the Tehran Times daily newspaper. Visit his website:


  • Thank you for sharing your cases with us. For me it is interesting to read that Lachesis in these cases was able to help.

    • Dear Ms. Dagmar Scholz

      Happy the article is useful and practical. I have so far healed several other patients with chronic joint pains that benefited from lachesis. One of my patients that has been taking homeopathics during more than a decade told me, “I think all people should take lachesis once during their lives.” I prescribed it for his enlarged prostate. more than 10 other symptom including his left knee joint pain improved up to 90%.

      Of course I do not confirm this idea but I have observed its prevalent use in more than 40% of my patients during the last 5.5 years.

      Good Luck, Dr.Sadeghi

    • Dear Dr. Aamir Mustafa

      Thank you for your kind comment. Sharing our experiences with each other helps us effectively in presenting better services to our patients.

      Best Wishes, Dr.Sadeghi

  • Good cases illustrating the effectiveness of Lach in joint pain. The dose prescribed in both cases needs explanation. In the first case ” fifteen drops the remedy from the 1st glass were taken”. In is not clear how much actual water was in the first glass and how many drops of Lach 30 were put into this glass. A similar statement “twenty drops of Lach 30 from the first glass…” needs explanation.

  • I never miss Dr.Sadeghi’s articles which are very illustrative. I do appreciate his art of writing which is simple and easy to follow by all. God bless you.

  • Respected Dr.Sadeghi,
    Due to simple language every article of yours is practicle knowledge enreaching.This all comes due to your deeper understanding.I am hopefull of reading case with miasmatic prescripton and article on miasms.
    Thank you.

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