There are two main types of haemorrhages: external bleeding and internal bleeding. External bleeding may be caused by injury or poor wound healing, whereas internal bleeding may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding or ruptured blood vessels or arteries. If the haemorrhage is too severe and the bleeding is too substantial, it is essential to seek medical attention. However, homoeopathy is effective for treating minor haemorrhages, provided that the prescribed dosage is respected.
One can easily distinguish different types of haemorrhages by comparing their symptoms. The presence of blood when coughing may indicate that the patient suffers from acute pneumonia, although this is also the main symptom of tuberculosis. The presence of blood in the urine sometimes indicates a fibroid. Blood in the stool accompanied by severe diarrhoea is usually a sign of rectocolitis. This disease also causes severe fatigue and leads to rapid weight loss with fever in some cases.
Internal bleeding is the most common form of haemorrhages, notably those that affect the arteries. In this case, take Opium 7 CH while waiting for the arrival of the ambulance. A mild heart attack can also cause bleeding and the best remedy is Helleborus 7 CH. Gastrointestinal bleeding is often caused by a stomach disorder and if the bleeding lasts for more than a quarter of an hour, it is recommended to take China 5 CH. In the same vein, a digestive disorder can lead to severe anal bleeding, in which case the solution consists of taking Collinsonia 5 CH. Taking Ipeca 5 CH over a 7-day period, or until bleeding stops, is indicated to treat bleeding that accompanies cough, notably those that are aggravated by pneumonia.
Haemorrhages that occur after surgery are often due to poor healing and numerous homoeopathic remedies can be taken to reduce the pain and speed up tissue repair. One of the best remedies is Arnica montana, which has an analgesic effect and stimulates the healing process. The advantage of taking this homoeopathic remedy is that it can be combined with conventional treatments such as anticoagulants. This remedy is also effective after dental procedures, including those pertaining to the gums. Many patients take this medication in order to stop intermittent bleeding. If bleeding is substantial, try resorting to China 9 CH, although prior consultation with a homoeopath is advised. Indeed, this remedy is not indicated for oversensitive persons.
Nosebleeds are the most common types of haemorrhages and are a mild condition most of the time. Indeed, the nose has many blood vessels and too violent a shock can break the different arteries. This haemorrhage often affects children and the first remedy one should consider is Millefolium, which acts against all types of haemorrhages. If bleeding is accompanied by a migraine, take some Melilotus officinali in low dilution. Arnica Montana is also recommended for dealing with nosebleeds caused by severe shocks. It will immediately stop the bleeding while reducing pain simultaneously. Arnica Montana is available in the form of granules that need to be placed under the tongue for a few minutes. If the patient suffers from nasopharyngitis accompanied by nosebleeds, the recommended remedy is Ferrum phosphoricum 9 CH, of which three daily intakes are required, each dose consisting of 5 granules. Homoeopathy helps to fight off many types of haemorrhages, but it should be noted that the treatments usually need to be followed over the long term. It is considered that the combination of homoeopathy with conventional treatments gives better results.
Sometimes the bleeding does not stop in spite of the different treatments being administered. In that case, consult a doctor as soon as possible or go to the hospital emergency room. This is particularly true of nosebleeds, which are considered to be mild infections, although this symptom can hide an inflammation of the nasal area or a throat infection. Nosebleeds also occur in severe cases of pneumonia.
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• Pre and post operative care
Good to know: Homoeopathy is well-suited for relieving different types of haemorrhages. Its main advantage is that is can cure the cause of bleeding, in addition to alleviating the pain resulting from the haemorrhage. Arnica montana is a multi-purpose remedy that can be used to relieve many types of haemorrhages and it is usually a homoeopath’s first choice in terms of treatment.