Bone pain: how to heal with herbs and homeopathy

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Poor posture, excessive workload, stress, metabolic diseases, trauma, diabetes and aging are some of the causes that lead to arthritis, a widespread disease and in some cases debilitating.


Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting the locomotor system, and consists in a progressive degeneration of cartilaginous tissues of the joints. It manifests as diffuse form of joint disease when there is a suffering of the articular cartilage, the tissue that cushions the bones within the joint.

Exercise can help reduce the symptoms and lead to healing. Proper posture and a few minutes a day can help us to free by lumbar arthritis, by dorsal and cervical arthritis.

In addition to this it is possible to resort to herbal medicine and homeopathy to relieve and eliminate neck pain, back pain and discomfort in the joints with natural remedies, effective and without side effects.

The pain therapy

A method that avoids the use of synthetic analgesics, thus avoiding their side effects and contraindications, is to resort to herbal medicine and oligotherapy.

Devil's Claw



Devil’s Claw Harpagophytum procumbens commonly called devil’s claw because its fruit is shaped like a small claw with hooks (in greek harpago means grapple) is known and used for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties. It is effective for all forms of arthritis: spine, knee, hip, etc. ..

Small black currant The small shrub grows naturally in north and central east Europe and has properties similar to the one of cortisone. The buds rich of essential oil, flavonoids and glycosides, act as stimulants of the adrenal glands in the production of cortisol, an endogenous cortisone which helps the body to react to inflammation.

Uncaria obtained from the stem bark of Uncaria tomentosa (popularly known in English as Cat’s Claw) a vine that reaches 18-20 m. in height and grows between 300 and 900 meters above sea level. It grows especially in the northern part of Latin America and in the Amazon forest, where it is called ” uña de gato” (cat’s claw) alluding to the hook-shaped thorns that the plant use to clasp the trees. In addition to being anti-inflammatory, it is also an excellent way to stimulate the immune system.

Extracts of Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) and Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) are adjuvants because they enhance normal physiological functions responsible for joint function.

Salves, ointments, oils, gels to be used for massage and local applications, in order to improve the local circulation, just where the pain is present, and for these preparations we will complete the formulation of the product with plants with revulsive and local analgesic action such as Arnica (Arnica montana), Juniper (Juniperus communis), or Oregano and Rosemary.

Kali carb Homeopathic Remedy. It is a caustic and deliquescent salt; it crystallizes in small rhombic prisms, it is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol and ether; the taste is acrid and alkaline. It relieves pain especially when they are intense and sharp and tend to worsen in the presence of even small currents of cold air

Bryonia Alba a climbing plant 3-4 m long. which attenuates the pain that are accentuated with the slightest movement and improve with the absolute and strong compression of the joint.


How to distinguish the osteoarthritis

Not all arthritis are the same, but they are united by the fact that they seem to say: we can not move on in life as we would like. The most commonly affected joint is always the one that symbolically represents us more.

osteoarthritis-handThe osteoarthritis of the hands has an hereditary origin and predominantly affects women during menopause. The nodes that appear at the ends of the fingers can cause a lot of pain and reduce the sensitivity of the fingers. The Metamedicina teaches us that those who develop arthritis in the hands (especially fingers) finds difficulties to express its talents, to grab life and make it their own. If the pains are also extended to the wrist, the inability to express themselves also extends to the professional and social activities.

The remedies:

  • Vitis vinifera 1D: 40-50 drops taken before dinner is a great remedy for pain in the small joints
  • Wild Oat: oat was the main cereal of the ancient Germans, known for their strength, courage and impetuosity. Wild Oat is the most advanced remedy to cure the uncertainty and is suitable for those who want to achieve something important but fails to focus their skills.


osteoarthritis-kneeToo proud to bend The knee becomes stiff, swollen and painful, making the most movements complicated, such as walking, sitting, climbing stairs, etc. .. The knee supports the weight of the rest of the body and for this reason osteoarthritis often indicates a proud personality, that does not bend. This results in poor compliance, mental rigidity and difficulty in letting go their own feelings.

The remedies:

  • Pinus montana 1D glycerineted macerate: stimulates the nutrition of bone and cartilage; 40-50 drops 1 time per day.
  • Vine: For those considering themselves very capable and competent to manage people, without authoritarianism, but with authority. The limit of this is in the available forces to accomplish these three steps: knowing how to communicate and persuade, knowing how to listen, how to act consistently with their own ideas and words, showing as an example to follow.


osteoarthritis-hipAn emotional block The osteoarthritis of the hip reports an evolutionary block, the difficulty to express autonomy and independence from the emotional point of view and therefore the tendence to be looked after.

The remedies:

  • Causticum 9 CH useful when you have pain with feeling of shortening of the tendons, which gets better with slow motion and heat. The subject feels better with wet weather, because the pains worsened considerably with the dry cold or dry wind. 5 granules twice daily.
  • Centaury e Chicory Centaury wants to be useful over the odds, often neglecting its own personal evolution. Chicory (Chicory) wants to correct all the imperfections that founds in the surrounding environment with an exaggerated attention to the needs of others and with anxiety, which prevents breaks.


osteoarthritis-dorsalSupport the weight The osteoarthritis of the spine manifests itself as stiffness and pain from the neck to the legs and arms. Because of an excess of rigor or misguided sense of duty, the arthritis of the spine highlights the lack of flexibility and inability to adapt actions to situations.

The remedies:

  • Dulcamara 7 CH: Pain, wherever it is, gets a little better with movement and heat, the remedy is useful in both acute and chronic episode. In the acute phase 5 granules every 3 hours, until the pain subsides.
  • Rock Water e Oak: are the recommended Bach flowers. Rock Water is the fulfillment of human destiny, where every act is done in the name of a personal evolution. The defect is in the excess of ambition and materialism, lack of scruples where each half is good to succeed. The oak owns the stability but the risk is to break under a load of worry or excessive work. The lack is that to be too determined and courageous. 4 drops 4 times per day.


osteoarthritis-neckThe head on the shoulders The cervicalgia is a pain that follows the effort to “keep your head on your shoulders,” to be responsible, blameless and thus control all the emotions and instincts. It may also depend on an overload of thoughts and concerns, that goes to the detriment of sexual and emotional component.

  • External action: You can use the essential oil of rosemary to gently rub the inflamed area. This oil possesses valid anti-rheumatic properties to counter painHow-to: dilute 15 drops of essential rosemary oil in 50 ml of vegetable oil and massage the affected area with circular movements
  • Dissolve tension: If the cause of neck pain are muscle tension and cramps, we can use a warm decoction with anti-inflammatory action, consisting of ash, black currants, spirea and willow (anti-inflammatory herbal)How-to: require an infusion with 20 g of ash leaves, 20 g of spirea leaves, 20 g of Uncaria bark, 15 g of willow bark, 15 g of verbena leaves and 10 g of black currant leaves. Boil for one minute a tablespoon per cup and leave to infuse for about 15 minutes. Strain and drink about 2/3 cups a day, preferably after meals.
  • If the cold exacerbates the pain: se if the cold is the cause of the pain the indicated homeopathic remedy is Aconite that plays a soothing effective action against acute and sudden pain, especially if due to the harsh winter temperatures.How-to: The aconitium 9 CH is taken in a dose of 3 pellets every hour until symptoms gets better.


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