Today my 9-year old son underwent a surgical procedure to align the bones he broke falling off a zipline a week and a half ago. Both his radius and his ulna were broken and displaced in the fall, and we later discovered that a tendon had slipped between the bones. So today he had surgery to put everything back in place.
To assist in his recovery, I worked with our family homeopath to devise a protocol of homeopathic remedies to speed his healing.
1. Arnica Montana. Arnica is the first thing I reach for when there is swelling or bruising involved. I’ve seen it work wonders both topically and internally on inflammation from injury or trauma anywhere in the body.
2. Staphysagria. This remedy is good for wound healing. Since my son received a small incision with a few stitches, plus three pins placed to hold the bone together, this remedy will be helpful. During this post-surgical pain period, we will alternate these two remedies orally, offering one every hour until the pain has diminished.
3. Symphytum Officinale. Once the post-surgery pain has diminished and the swelling has gone down, he will get a dose of Symphytum to spur the knitting together of bone at the break. He will only get a single dose of this.
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To this regimen of homeopathic remedies, I am adding a teaspoon of Braggs apple cider vinegar 3x/day. Among its many other wondrous qualities, Braggs apple cider vinegar can speed healing from wounds and surgical interventions and also help erase the aftereffects of anesthesia. I’m also supplementing him with calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin C. The probiotics and minerals in Good Belly probiotic juice will keep his body strong, and he received an electrolyte replacement solution in his i.v. (I will also offer him some coconut water this week, to make sure he’s balanced internally).
Of course, he is getting pain killers, too! It’s not fun to have pins threaded through your bones and it will ache and throb for a few days. One of the nice things about homopathic remedies is that they can easily be used in conjunction with western medicines. Already, less than 12 hours post-surgery, he is in significantly less pain. We have high hopes for a speedy recovery.