Homeopathic Treatment of Dental Neuralgia by Arnica & Hypericum

Carried out at the Faculty of Medicine of Marseilles, this placebo controlled study was designed to determine the effectiveness of Arnica 7C and Hypericum 15C for people suffering from dental neuralgia. 60 people received either 4 pilules of Arnica alternated with 4 pilules of Hypericum every 4 hours or placebo administered in the same way. Pain levels were assessed over 3 days from the beginning of the trial. From this assessment it was found that 12 of the 30 people who received the placebo had a positive response to this intervention, and 23 of the 30 people given the homeopathic medicines responded positively to these.

Albertini H, Goldberg W, Sanguy B, Toulza CL. Homeopathic treatment of dental neuralgia by Arnica and Hypericum. Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 1985, 3, 126-129.

4 Responses to Homeopathic Treatment of Dental Neuralgia by Arnica & Hypericum

  1. kevin morris September 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    More good news for homoeopathy! Those two stalwarts of homoeopathic practice, arnica and hypericum proving their worth again.

    We all know that our detractors don’t like anecdotes but in the hands of a medical practitioner, anecdotes are clinical experience and cumulatively they amount to a massive history of the effectiveness of homoeopathic remedies.

    Several years ago I was collecting coal from the coal cellar and with dirty hands, I leant against the wall. A piece of thin metal rusted almost to a sliver sliced straight through the webbing between my first and second fingers. I couldn’t go to hospital because my daughter was with me, but the next day, having taken her to school, I called into the casulaty department.

    They told me it was too late to stitch and that because the wound was dirty it would soon be badly infected. They gave me an appointment to return four days later when they would try and clean the wound.

    On my way to work I called in at our local homoeopathic pharmacy and ordered hypericum 6c, taking one tablet three times a day until my appointment. Nevertheless I was filled with trepidation. A doctor removed my dressing and the wound was perfectly clean. More amazing, it had healed leaving the faintest of scars. I knew the casualty doctor and he confided his amazement too.

    Hypericum, produced from the same plant as St John’s Wort, which is known in Germany as an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, is more regarded in homoeopathy for its efficacy in injuries to areas that are rich in nerves. The hands are rich in nerves, but also I remembered a story from the first world war of a soldier who had been involved in an accident with expoloding cordite. His hand was quite badly injured and wadding nad been forced by the blast into his wounds which had become badly infected and were oozing pus. He was given hypericum. The wadding was very quickly expelled from the wound which then very quickly healed.

    The drug companies have nothing as effective as simple remedies such as hypericum, arnica and calendula and could save the NHS millions through reducing complications and simplifying people’s healing.

    Perhaps one day!

  2. AllopathsSuck September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    Kevin,

    What an amazing story!

    AND you slapped the conventional medics with a double whammy – your deep gash completely disappeared in five days (take that, Dr Sucker!) AND you wasted NHS time by keeping the appointment so you could rub his nose in it (you know nothing, Dr Dunce!!)

    Well done.

  3. kevin morris September 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Dear AllopathsSuck,

    Thanks for your comments. Every homoeopath I’ve ever met has their own personal stories of the remarkable effects of homoeopathic remedies. It is usually such experiences that cause intelligent, well intentioned indivduals to take up the difficult training to become homoeopaths.

    If it wasn’t for the rather nasty way many of them treat homoeopaths, I could feel quite sorry for the allopaths. I’m sure that like us most of them come to their profession with the best of intentions.

    Sadly, apart from the treatment of trauma, they seem to have so little with which actually to treat disease.

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