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Homeopathy for Headaches & Concussions

Although scientists say there is currently no cure for migraine headaches, it should be qualified that there is no cure in main stream medicine. Homeopathy can be used effectively in the prevention of headaches and migraines by determining the chronic remedy for the individual that will improve the overall health and well-being of the individual so the headaches do not return. It can also be used in acute flare ups to alleviate the condition but should be followed up with a complete case taking to prevent them from reoccurring.

Concussions are one possible cause of headaches. A concussion is a jarring to the brain. A person may pass out for a short while when concussed. They may even feel a bit dazed or lose their vision or balance for a while. A Statistics Canada survey found there are approximately 30,000 concussions or related head injuries reported annually among the 12-to-19-year-old age group. Sixty six per cent of those concussions are related to sports activity. However a large percentage of concussions go unreported so the total number of these types of brain injuries is staggeringly higher.

Concussions can range from mild to severe and most mild head injuries cause no harm but sometimes even mild injuries can cause serious, long-term problems.

Immediately after a severe head injury, the focus should be on life-saving emer­gency care. Even at this time homeopathic medicines are important in stimulating recovery. The sooner these medicines are given the better.

Homeopathy has also been proven to be helpful with concussions that happened years before. In 2009 a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed homeopathy stimulated significant improvement in people with traumatic brain injury even when that injury was of many years duration. Patients were struggling with persistent problems such as short attention span, slowed thinking, reduced ability to learn and process information, headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, impatience; frustration, confusion, poor judgement, depression, mood swings, blurred vision, vomiting, and other symptoms common to brain injury. They were classified as having mild traumatic brain injury. The treatment group reported significant improvement especially in being able to understand technical or work-related information, follow instructions, read newspapers or novels, do housework, and socialize in small and large groups. Some who had been unable to work for years, were able to return to work. The researchers noted that limitations of the study, such as a restricted number of remedies and potencies, and the short duration of treatment, may have resulted in an underestimation of the improvements possible. With brain injury being such a disabling problem it would be wise for homeopathy to be incorporated into treatment plans of those affected.