Treating severe aches and pains conventionally may bring unwanted side effects. Homeopathy has much to offer. So switch over from the harmful pain killers to the effective and harmless homoeopathy. Though sometimes it is a tedious process to chose the correct medicines but when it is selected, it never fails.

Some of the most common presentations in general practice are problems of pain in joints and muscles. Sometimes these problems are acute, as in sports injuries, sometimes they are chronic, as in osteoarthritis, and sometimes they are intermittent, as in back pain. Then there is the pain of headache, muscular cramps, abdominal pain, renal colic, menstrual cramps and many more. Here we cover some commonly used acute remedies specifically for treating pain of different types in different parts of the body.

Best Homoeopathic Remedies for Headache

Belladonna-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for throbbing headache. Belladonna is one of the most frequently used Homeopathic medicines for migraine headaches. The headache is violent and throbbing in character. There is throbbing pain in the temporal region. Pain starts suddenly without any prodromal symptoms. The pain is worse on touching, by noise or light and any jerk or sudden movement. Cold air or any exposure brings on the pain. The pain feels better from pressure. The face is hot and red. Cannot lie down as the pain increases in the supine posture.

Glonoine-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for congestive headache. Glonoine is very suitable for congestive headaches. There is a rush of blood to the head. Heat and redness of the face and head is seen. Pain is usually throbbing in character. There is a feeling of shocks in the head and this is in sync with the pulse. This headache is aggravated by going out in the sun or heat in any other form. The patient cannot tolerate any warmth around the head. He feels better from uncovering the head.

Natrum Mur-One of the best Homeopathic medicines from grief or stress. Natrum Mur is very commonly used for migraine that arises from any mental grief or stress. It is also good for anaemic headaches. Such headaches are often seen in young girls. There is temporary blindness with the headaches. The pain is as if there are thousands of small hammers beating inside the head. The pain increases during the day and is better after sunset. Paleness of the face accompanies the headache. The pain may be triggered by eyestrain.

Sanguinaria-One of the best Homeopathic medicines right side headache. Sanguinaria is a very commonly used homeopathic medicine for right sided migraines. The pain often starts in the back of the head ie the occiput and settles into the right eye. There is distention of the veins of the head and the temporal region. The headaches are periodic in nature and occur on every seventh day. One gets relief from lying down and from sleeping.

Spigelia—One of the best Homeopathic remedies for left sided headache. Spigelia is very useful homeopathic remedy for migraine headaches that occur on the left side. In this medicine the pain settles over the left eye. There is a feeling as if there is a tight band around the head. The pain is aggravated by touch or motion.

Joint pains

Rhus Tox is a great Homeopathic remedy for joint pains .  Its indication for use are – the joint pains are worse after rest and the pains get slowly better after walking or moving around. Although there are number of homeopathic remedies for joint pains that cover this symptom but no other medicine does it better than Rhus tox.

Bryonia Alba  is more indicated when the pains are aggravated by motion and are relieved by rest. This is quite typical of ostearthritis pains where the articular surface of joints have got eroded and are inflamed. Bryonia is also used when there is inflamation around the joints causing red hot swelling . Remember Bryonia is to be used when the joint pains get worse from least motion , complete rest brings relief to pains. 

Ledum Pal is indicated mainly in gout and is used more for pains in small joints when they are swollen hot and painfull . 

Causticum  is indicated whenever there is severe tearing pains in limbs which is relieved by warmth ,Cold increases all pains.

 Arnica Montana is used with lameness and soreness all over the body as the key feature for it to be used as a homeopathic remedy for Joint pains. Arnica is indicated when there is extreme pain all over the body and every joint hurts . The whole body feels bruised and sore ; as if it had been beaten with sticks . Arnica is also a great homeopathic remedy when the pain in joints is a result of a fall or injury.

Colic- Pain Abdomen 

Colocynth.This remedy is specific in colic in gouty and rheumatic subjects, when the well-known griping pains forcing the patient to bend double or press something hard into the abdomen are present. It is a colic caused by flatus, undigested food or cold, or perhaps some violent emotion such as a fit of anger  will relieve the colic. It is also a most useful remedy in menstrual or vesical colic, but in all the forms of colic to which Colocynth is applicable it is necessary that the nervous element predominate over the inflammatory. Indeed, it is of little use in inflammatory colic. 

Dioscorea. Pain about umbilical region, continuous and constant, and associated with paroxysms of great intensity, flatulent spasms,so-called, relieved by stretching the body out rather than by bending double. Bilious, rheumatic and neuralgic colics. Pains radiate to chest and back; it is a most valuable remedy in certain forms of dyspepsia which are marked with much colicky pain. Dioscorea is most useful in painful enteralgias which are relieved by bending backwards.

Nux vomica.  Haemorrhoidal colic or colic from accumulation of flatus,pressing up and down ; spasmodic colic from flatulence. Deep seated hypogastric pain, abdomen hard and drawn in, not distended. Colic from dietetic errors or in brandy o coffee drinkers; pains worse on motion, pains pinching and contractive, griping as if intestines were rubbed between stones.

Chamomilla . Suits especially colic in women and children. Colic with hot cheeks, red face and perspiration preceding an attack of intestinal catarrh. Colic form anger, worse from warmth, flatulent colic. There is atony of the digestive apparatus and digestion is at a standstill; the neuralgia is peripheral and the abdomen distended like a drum. It seems as if places in the abdomen would break through. 

Plumbum   Abdominal pain radiating in all directions, walls drawn in; this, however, is not essentially a nervous colic. There are cramps in the legs and obstinate constipation accompanies, but not flatulence. The abdomen is as hard as a stone, sensation as if the abdominal wall were drawn to back by string, better from rubbing and hard pressure.

Homoeopathic remedies for back pain

Arnica-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain due to injury. When the cause is an injury to the back, Arnica is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The injury to the back may be of recent or distant past. The chronicity of the complaint does not matter. If the pain originated because of any injury, Arnica will cure it. There is soreness and stiffness in the back muscles. He feels that every surface on which he lies is hard. It does not matter that the mattress may be softest possible.

Bryonia-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain aggravated by motion. When the backache is worse during movement or by motion, Bryonia is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The defining characteristic of this medicine is its aggravation from motion. The pains are worse by heat also. The pains are stitching and tearing in nature. Stiffness of the back is another prominent symptom of this medicine. The pains are better by resting and lying on a hard surface.

Kali Carb-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain after delivery. In the case of females, when the pain starts after delivery, Kali Carb is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. There is a great sense of weakness in the back muscles. The pains are sharp and cutting in nature. The backache is better by motion. The pain is also worse in the morning. Increased sweating is also a good indication for this medicine.

Mag Phos –One of the best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain relieved by heat. When the pain is relieved by external application of heat, Mag Phos is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The pain may be of recent origin or distant past. It does not matter whether the pain is at an acute stage or chronic stage. There is cramping pain in muscles of the back. The pains may radiate from the back pain to the legs.


Top Ten Homeopathic Remedies for Joint Pain By Dr. Vikas Sharma MD