Emergency dental care

Fully developed abscess and tooth decay require dental work. Not homeopathy. The reason is the tissues have already been totally destroyed. Homeopathy cannot bring dead tissues to life. Homeopathic treatment is only successful when tissues are alive. Teeth seem dead, but actually, in health, they are alive.  Alive means cells can regenerate. When homeopathic remedies are used in emergency and chronic cases, there are fewer complication and there is less need for antibiotics. Relief of pain is a most important role of homeopathy.

Pain relief tip:

Hypericum is a remedy (a homeopathic medicine) that is used to help with severe pain. It is used in areas of the body where there are many fine nerves.  Fingers, toes, face and the mouth are typical. It is like Arnica in that it is at least effective in most cases. To prevent severe pain during dental work, it is important to use it after the anesthetic are administered.  If Hypericum is taken before drug induced anesthesia, more drug will be needed to overcome the anesthetic power of Hypericum.  No one wants more of any medication.  For that reason, Hypericum should be used after anesthesia has worn off and pain begins.  Use the highest potency that you have. There are many ways to take an emergency remedy, but one handy way is to place a pellet or two in a liquid and sip it when the pain returns.

Why not give more usage tips?

There is plenty of good information on the web concerning the use of homeopathy for dental care or any other form of emergency care.  The above description about the use of Hypericum is the kind of information that you really need.

Homeopaths do not fail to put this information up because they want you to come to them. Actually, more training is needed to answer to answer questions concerning:

  • When in the treatment should the remedy be taken or at what potency and frequency?
  • Under what conditions should the remedy be given? When in a disease process, for example?

Because the details depend on the individual and the situation, it is not possible to train you with a small amount of information.  Also, advice on remedy usage would be very repetitive.

More often, we need to choose remedies or the typical remedy does not work and a slightly different remedy is needed.  Even Arnica or Hypericum do not always work.  Homeopaths do not fail to put this information up because they want you to come to them.  Actually, training is needed to answer these kinds of questions.  Nevertheless, I would encourage anyone to try emergency homeopathy.  I caution you that if you chose the wrong remedy, do not know how to judge the remedy reaction etc., your remedy may not work.



Handling emergencies without training

Not everyone has time to train themselves or to take classes.  When an emergency happens is when we realize we wish we knew more. The rules below become more complex toward the bottom of the list.  Therefore,

Here are a few rules of thumb:

  • Match potency with the intensity of the pain.  Dental pain will rapidly eat up a remedy like Hypericum because it is intense.  So, above 200c is appropriate.
  • Use the potency that you have.  The right remedy is more important than potency selection. So, use lower potencies more frequently.  Liquid solutions are convenient. Put medicated pellets in a jar of water to make a liquid remedy.
  • As the symptom reoccurs during emergency treatment, give the remedy.
  • Give your best guess for a remedy on the way to the emergency room.  Or while giving the typical first aid, give the remedy.  For example, put ice on a wound.  Once the ice is in place, you can prepare the highest potency of Arnica that you have.
  • If you have the money, take the doctor’s drug, but try the remedy first.  The problem with this advice is you do not know how long to wait for results.  If the symptom is intense, wait 10 minutes for even mild change.  If the symptom is less intense, wait a couple of hours.  During birthing labor you might rapidly change the remedy.  This is because the process is dynamic, that is, constantly changing.  For a simple wound or a fever, you might wait several hours before changing the remedy.
  • Wait a period appropriate for the intensity and dynamics of the situation and then, then give the remedy again.  If there is no obvious effect, after waiting again for the same amount of time. Usually only after waiting and testing you remedy do you change the remedy.  Do not change more rapidly because if a remedy is acting slowly, then when it seem that you got a good reaction from the second remedy, you will never know if actually the first remedy was the source of the good remedy.

Meet the Author

Ellen Madono

Ellen Madono is a homeopath working in Tokyo. Currently, her work in homeopathy focuses on healing. She was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and went to West High school. At Oberlin College, she majored in Asian History. Her Ph.d. is from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a special interest in Asian Culture, language and Japanese apprenticeship. Skills in phenomenological cultural analysis have easily transferred to homeopathic case analysis. She keeps up her health through Meditation, Yushiki Breathing Practices, Classical Homeopathy, Accutonics, Akido and Parasara Yoga.

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