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A Retrospective Clinical Study to Assess the Role of Homoeopathic Medicine in Chronic Pain

Written by Sonia Tuteja

A Retrospective Clinical Study to Assess the Role of Homoeopathic Medicine in Chronic Pain – Dr. Sonia Tuteja

Abstract:

Introduction – Pain is a most common clinical condition which significantly affects the quality of life. Most common causes of chronic pain are arthritis (joints pain), backache (slipped disc, wrong posture), headache (migraine), neuralgic pain (sciatica). A retrospective study was done to assess the role of homoeopathy as a treatment option for chronic pain.

Objective – objective of the study was to assess the role of homoeopathy as a treatment option for chronic pain.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Methodology – The study was conducted at Add Life Clinic, Jaipur. Cases were shortlisted from clinical record files from August 2017 to August 2018.The data regarding patients’ demography and homoeopathic medicine prescribed was assessed and clinical outcomes up to 6 months of starting therapy were noted.                                                                                 Treatment outcome was assessed on the basis of symptomatic improvement of pain and descriptive analysis was done. Complete remission of pain was considered as marked improvement; significant improvement as moderate; some improvement as mild and status quo with no improvement.

Outcome – In this study, a total of 40 patients were studied, 36 were female and 4 male and it was observed that 25 patients were of arthritis, 5 patients of migraine, 5 patients of sciatica.  More than 60% of the patients have their age above 40 years. Homoeopathic treatment showed positive response in 70% of the patients. The most effective medicines in pain due to arthritis were Rhus tox, Calcarea fluor, Gaultheria, Rhamnus and Ginseng.

In migraine, the most effective medicines were Belladonna, Sanguinaria c. and Natrum mur. In sciatica, the most effective medicines were Colocynth and Lycopodium. Best results were observed when an acute remedy was given with a constitutional remedy.

Conclusion– Homoeopathy is very effective in chronic pain and can be one of the treatment options for chronic pain.

About the author

Sonia Tuteja

Dr. Sonia Tuteja (Ph.D Hom.) P.G co-ordinator, S.K.H.M.C

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