Homeopathic Remedies for Gout
Homeopathic remedies will help
reduce the swelling and inflammation and healing the joints. Homeopathic
remedies reduce the swelling and aid in the digestion of the proteins, which
cause the uric acid build-up.
Gout is caused by the build-up of
uric acid in the joints, particularly of the hands and feet. The swelling puts
pressure on and causes enlargement of the area, which can lead to extreme pain.
Tips For Gout:
Avoid the foods that contain
these uric acid causing conditions is advised. Red meat, poultry and fish
are the main sources.
Drink plenty of
water also helps remove the uric acid from the blood.
Symptoms come on suddenly, particularly after exposure to a cold wind. Gout pain
may also include symptoms of anxiousness or great anxiety. Aconite is especially
useful in gout of the feet joints and is best used in the early onset of
Arnica For gout pain
that is sore and bruise-like, and it hurts to walk. The person may be afraid to
be approached or touched because of pain.
Belladonna For sudden onset, swelling, throbbing,
heat, and. The joints look red, inflamed, and shiny - with sharp or violent
pains that are worse from touch and jarring. The person may feel restless,
flushed, and hot.
Berberis vulgaris For twinges of pain in
gouty joints, or stitching pains that are aggravated by changing position or
walking, may indicate a need for Berberis vulgaris. Berberis is often indicated
for people who ache all over; some have nagging back pain or a tendency toward
Bryonia: For tearing
pain is worse from the slightest movement.
For finger joints
become enlarged because of gout, and the knees and toes may be involved.
Stabbing pain is experienced, and the joints may make a cracking sound on
movement. Discomfort is worse during weather changes, and warmth may bring
gout in the big toe or
heel-so painful the person finds both motion and touch unbearable. The joints
are swollen, red and hot. Pain is often worse in the evening and at night.
The gout that is best treated with Colchicum is when
the joint is red and very sensitive to touch. These gout pains are worse
with any motion and better when lying still.
Flare-ups may occur in the springtime or with weather changes. Individuals who
need this remedy often have a feeling of internal coldness and are very tired.
Ledum For gout of the big toe.
Shooting pains are felt all through the foot and
ankle, moving upward to the knee. Ledum is a useful remedy
to use after Colchicum, or if there has been an overuse of Colchicine,
a drug commonly used to treat gout that is made of the Colchicum plant. Ledum is
used to treat gout when the person feels chilled and the joint is also cold.
Cold applications relieve both the swelling and the pain.
Nux vomica For gout in a person who may be irritable and suffer from stomach
distress and chronic indigestion. Nux Vomica is made from the seeds of the
Strychnos plant, which grows in Asia, particularly in India and China. Used
as a botanical in traditional Chinese Medicine, Nux vomica is also a useful
homeopathic remedy for gout. The gout patient who needs Nux vomica may be
irritable and suffer from stomach distress and chronic indigestion.
Pulsatilla: For gout pain when it moves
about from joint to joint.
For gout of the big toe joint that flares up before a storm. Other joints may
ache and swell, especially on the right side of the body. Pain usually is worse
toward early morning and after staying still too long. The person may feel
better from warmth and after eating.
Rhus Tox For joints that are hot, stiff,
painful, and swollen. Symptoms are worse in cold, damp weather and improved by
warmth and gentle motion.
Sabina For gouty pain and nodules at the afflicted joint. Movement and heat
make the pain worse; cool fresh air makes it better. Also when connected with
uterine disorder and/or the person is also feeling depressed.
Sulphur For gouty joints that itch, along with
a burning feeling in the feet, sulphur may be useful. The knees and other joints
may be involved. Problems are aggravated by heat in any form, and are often
worse in damp weather and in springtime.