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Relieving hyperalgesia with homoeopathy

Hyperalgesia is an increased sensitivity to pain that may be caused by damage to nocicpetors or peripheral nerves. It is known as a pain perception disorder or as decreased pain tolerance level. In general, hyperalgesia is the result of  increased nerve sensitivity caused by an injury, although it could also be caused by a sensitivity to heat. This hypersensitivity to pain can affect any part of the body by diffusion of the nocicpetors or inflammatory factors. To diagnose a hyperalgesia, it is often necessary to go proceed to a supraliminal pain test on a sensory organ such as the skin or a painful lesion.

Types of hyperalgesia

Any form of hyperalgesia manifests itself by increased pain, which is intensified by stimulation or application of the nociceptor. This is the case when one suffers from dental neuralgia, gingivitis and some cases of otitis. The same applies to all innervated parts of the body, on which manifestations of hyperalgesia are particularly acute, even without applying pressure on the painful area or stimulating it in any way whatsoever. Some types of hyperalgesia may result in severe pain caused by the slightest body movement or the stimulation of a proprioceptor (bones, muscles, ligaments, joints). But there also are other types of hyperalgesia that affect organs like the stomach, liver, kidneys and even the intestines. This is known as colic or abdominal hyperalgesia.

Treatment of hyperalgesia

The reference remedy for dealing with almost all forms of hyperalgesia is Chamomilla Vulgaris. It is particularly recommended for the treatment of all forms of neuralgia but is also very effective when it comes to alleviating localized hyperalgesia. Thus, three daily 5-granule intakes of Chamomilla Vulgaris, in dilutions ranging from 9 to 15 CH, can overcome a dental hyperalgesia, sciatica, intestinal colic, renal colic and biliary colic. This remedy is also used to treat some cases of lower back pain.

Teething in infants

In babies, the level of pain tolerance is low. Thus, teething is always accompanied by various disorders, among which one can including gingival hyperalgesia. Chamomilla Vulgaris is one of the most appropriate remedies to support the infant during this rather critical period. It is therefore advisable to administer the baby five granules of Chamomilla 9 CH three times a day until the hyperalgesia’s complete disappearance, which usually indicated by the stopping of tears.

When should you consult a doctor?

The sensitivity to pain differs from one individual to another. It is for this reason that it is important to consult a doctor from the onset of an abnormal pain. If the pain persists, despite following a homoeopathic treatment, it is also important to consult your doctor and to submit yourself to medical examinations.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “hyperalgesia”

Associated treatments

•    Chamomilla Vulgaris

Associated pathologies

•    Pain

Good to know: Hyperalgesia may be caused by an injury or its after-effects. In this case, sensitivity to pain becomes chronic. It is in regard to this type of hyperalgesia that homoeopathy can provide adequate and effective treatment for the affected person.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.