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Homeopathy for Injuries and Trauma

Friday, November 27, 2009

Homeopathy for Injuries and Trauma

Christopher Johnson, ND


Homeopathy has a long tradition of helping heal various injuries and traumas. People are often amazed at the relief they get from homeopathic care for everything from low back pain to ankle sprains, PCL tears to fractures to head trauma. Modern medical research is gradually building a body of evidence which affirms these experiences.


Post-exertion muscle soreness

  • A 2003 double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Homeopathy, looking at the effect of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana on post-exertion muscle soreness in Oslo marathon runners found “Muscle soreness immediately after the marathon run was lower in the Arnica group than in the placebo group”

General injuries

  • A 2008 observational study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine compared homeopathic and conventional treatment of common injuries (primarily strains, sprains, and contusions to the hand, ankle, and knee). The homeopathic treatment consisted of an ointment called Traumeel. Results showed “Complete resolution of the principal symptom at the end of therapy occurred in 59.4% of patients in the homoeopathy group versus 57.8% of patients in the conventional group. No adverse events were reported in the Traumeel group compared to six adverse events (6.3%) in the conventional group. Physician-assessed tolerability was significantly better in the Traumeel group.”


  • A 2005 study published in the journal Explore, compared homeopathic treatment (Traumeel ointment) to conventional treatment (1% diclofenac gel – trade name Voltaren) in cases of acute tendinopathies. The study found that Traumeel performed as well (actually slightly better, but not to a degree qualifying as “statistically significant”) as the diclofenac on all measured parameters. In the area of improving motility, the Traumeel treatment was very close to being statistically superior to diclofenac: “Homeopathic therapy was non-inferior to diclofenac therapy on all variables. For motility-related variables, there was a trend toward superiority of Traumeel.”

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)

  • A 1999 double-blind, placebo-controlled study authored by E. Chapman at the Harvard University School of Medicine and published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation looked at homeopathic treatment of MTBI. It found that individualized homeopathic treatment was highly effective: “These results indicate a significant improvement from the homeopathic treatment versus the control and translate into clinically significant outcomes.”

Christopher Johnson, ND is a naturopathic doctor specializing in the use of homeopathy and nutrition to address a broad range of conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations. He is owner of Thrive Naturopathic, a holistic health care facility located in Alexandria, Virginia. He speaks widely on how homeopathy is the answer to many of today's health challenges, and is available for phone consultations for those not in the area. Visit his website at:

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