In first aid, The Homeopathic Remedy Hypericum is considered the Arnica of the Nerves!
That horrible sharp, shooting, hot pain from injuring a nerve rich area is more controllable with Hypericum. Whether the source is a blow, cut or puncture wound and whether the area injured is a finger, toe, tongue, teeth, coccyx or genitalia, if there’s sharp pain, reach for Hypericum for the pain and Arnica for the bruising.
Even if there isn’t a hammer or car door involved, it relieves neuralgic pains that shoot up along the nerves as well as radiating pain and numbness. These neuralgic pains are excessively sore, especially when the weather changes, and tend to appear suddenly and depart slowly.
Anytime there is a back, neck or spinal trauma– childbirth included– with spasming, radiating or shooting pain, Hypericum’s nerve relief can helpful. It can be critical following head injuries, given immediately or even for lingering symptoms years later (see also Nat sulph). If melancholy and mental changes began with an injury to the head, spine or elsewhere, Hypericum can bring incredible support. A homeopath’s guidance is best for this complaint.
Hypericum, external or internal, can sooth wounds that are inflamed and painful including abscesses, cuts, hemorrhoids, scars and insect and animal bites.
With Hypericum, the only requirement is that it hurts, but if it’s hot and more troublesome than may seem fitting, you should definitely consider this remedy.
Hypericum is also becoming well known from its increased use for anxiety and depression.
Well-known by its herbal name, St. John’s Wort. Researchers have discovered St. John’s Wort alters brain chemistry in a way which improves mood. Clinical studies have also helped to demonstrate this improvement in moodiness.
Hypericum is commonly used for:
Injuries or Wounds:
Hypericum tends to work well as a homeopathic remedy for the types of injuries or wounds that feel far more painful than they may appear to the eye. Where the injury feels sore, bruised, tearing, sharp, or shooting would benefit from the use of Hypericum. Injuries to nerve-rich areas. It is often recommended for puncture wounds from such things as splinters, nail wounds or bites.
Where the pain is along the course of a nerve, or are shooting upwards along the nerve. Where the pains are worse from applying pressure or cold compresses. Hypericum is also good for where the pain may feel “hot”. There may seem to be a sort of phantom pain, particularly in limbs that are no longer there after something like an amputation. These type of unusual pains that are just as much mental as they are physical can be helped tremendously by using the homeopathic remedy of hypericum.
Post Operation Pain:
Hypericum is often recommended to help ease post operation pain. It is especially helpful after suffering an amputation where there is phantom pain and nervous pain present. Hypericum can also be of benefit after dental surgery to ease discomfort as well as for the toothache that may precede the surgery.
Anxiety and Depression:
Hypericum is also becoming well known from its increased use for anxiety and depression. Hypericum can be helpful as a homeopathic remedy for people who tend to be depressed, frightened, and shocked especially after an accident or injury of some type. They may appear to be nervous or get overly excited and can easily become drowsy, even falling asleep while they are in the middle of talking.
Hypericum’s Personality Profile:
Hypericum can be helpful as a homeopathic remedy for people who tend to be depressed, frightened, and shocked especially after an accident or injury of some type. They may appear to be nervous or get overly excited and can easily become drowsy, even falling asleep while they are in the middle of talking.
Hypericum’s Materia Medica:
Mind: Feels as if lifted high in air, or anxiety lest he fall from heights. Mistakes in writing. Effects of shock. Melancholy.
Head: Heavy; feels as if touched by an icy cold hand. Throbbing in vertex; worse in close room. Brain seems compressed. Right side of face aches. Brain-fag and neurasthenia. Facial neuralgia and toothache of a pulling, tearing character, with sadness. Head feels longer-elongated to a point. In fractured skull, bone splinters. Brain feels alive. Pains in eyes and ears. Falling out of hair.
Stomach: Craving for wine. Thirst; Nausea. Tongue coated white at base, tip clean. Feeling of lump in stomach (Abies nig; Bry).
Rectum: Urging, dry, dull, pressing pain. Hæmorrhoids, with pain, bleeding, and tenderness.
Back: Pain in nape of neck. Pressure over sacrum. Spinal concussion. Coccyx injury from fall, with pain radiating up spine and down limbs. Jerking and twitching of muscles.
Extremities: Darting pain in shoulders. Pressure along ulnar side of arm. Cramp in calves. Pain in toes and fingers, especially in tips. Crawling in hand and feet. Lancinating pain in upper and lower limbs. Neuritis, with tingling, burning pain, numbness and flossy skin. Joints feel bruised. Hysterical joints. Tetanus (Physost; Kali brom). Traumatic neuralgia and neuritis.
Respiratory: Asthma worse foggy weather and relieved by profuse perspiration.
Skin: Hyperidrosis, sweating of scalp, worse in morning after sleep; falling of hair from injury; eczema of hands and face, intense itching, eruption seems to be under the skin. Herpes zoster. Old ulcers or sores in mouth when very sensitive. Lacerated wounds with much prostration from loss of blood.
Modalities: Worse, in cold; dampness; in a fog; in close room; least exposure; touch. Better, bending head backward.