Pain. Treatments and remedies. Natural Medicine

Definition of pain
"Printing painfully experienced by an organ or part and transmitted to the brain by sensory nerves.

Definition of pain by De Sanctis

"Pain is the perception of an unfavorable or harmful stimulus which causes serious disruption of the sensitivity and the triggering of defense reflexes are intensified in all respects. Any physical pain is a state of consciousness, a psychic overlay subconscious protective reflexes.

The pain as homotoxicology
The pain is caused (by type) to the performance of various or different nerve receptors homotoxins on various stages in the form of impregnation. Analgesics with no improvement in the level hemotoxic. On the contrary, usually worsens the effects additional Retox or the effects of impregnation, ie, analgesics do not act etiology. So homotoxicology not act against the pain symptom, but against the cause of pain.

Types of pain
There are many types of pain that have been classified. We mention some of these.
* Central Pain: Pain due to injury in the central nervous system.
* Growing Pains: Pain of a rheumatic character in teens
* Erratic pain: Pain that changes location repeatedly.
* Phantom Pain: Pain felt in a part that has been amputated.
* Lancinating pain: a stinging sensation that often accompanies cancer and abscesses. As a coup de lance.
* Throbbing pain: throbbing pain felt in inflamed areas, rhythmic pulsation of the arteries.
* Burning pain: Pain with sensation of heat or burn.
* Dull pain: Mild pain, but steady.
* Pain reflex: collecting at a different point on which rests the injury.
* Radiating pain: The irritation caused by a root or nerve trunk.

Mechanism of pain
Physical pain is considered as a phenomenon of sensory irritation, ie as a phenomenon of transmission from the periphery to the brain center of special prints to exceed the threshold of consciousness, are affirmed it as unpleasant feelings of distress.

The sensations that cause pain produces an automatic reaction immediately reflected in many cases to escape in order to deviate from the cause that causes pain or neutralize any way.

According to different theories there is only a quantitative rather than qualitative difference between pain sensation and all other sensations (thermal, tactile, etc.). Ie thermal or tactile sensation is painless when normal intensity and becomes painful when exceeds the so-called "pain threshold".

In relation to the intensity of pain, some authors believe that the intensity depends, as in any other sense - the number of neurons, or nerve cells that does irritate the painful stimulus, ie, how many more neurons respond to pain stimulus action the greater the perception of pain.

Causes of pain
Painful stimuli may be of two kinds: external and internal.

External stimuli
Painful external stimuli can be either mechanical (bruises, cuts, punctures, etc.). Or thermal in nature as burns caused by excessive heat or excessive cold (frostbite).

Internal stimuli
They are mainly of chemical nature: changes in pH in the tissues, pathological products of parts, etc.. The pain felt at the level of an inflamed tissue is the result of a process fisicomecánico compression caused by the local sensory nerves of the liquid soaks inflamed tissue and a chemical compound formed by the biochemical changes caused by tissue altered local replacement products.

Characteristics of pain
According to the characteristics of the pain can identify its origin or etiology and therefore his diagnosis, severity or prognosis and treatment. These features are:
*Location: Headache (headache), chest pain, abdominal pain (colic), sciatica, etc..
*Type: Pungent, squeezing, stabbing, burning, Ghost, colic, etc..
*Duration: The time from onset, since then.
*Frequency: The of ulcers, headaches, migraines, etc..
*Frequency: The number of times that the pain occurred with similar characteristics. Can be periodic (in homeopathy is very much in mind).
*Intensity: Generally when the first pain is usually intense or strong, but when it has repeatedly over time, can be quantified.
*Irradiation: It is the path that the pain from its original location to another location (sciatica, neuralgia).
*Accompanying symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, shivering ...
*Accompanying signs: sweating, pallor, chills, neurological ...
*Aggravating factors are factors that increase pain after eating for example, certain movements ... and other factors which attributed the patient.
*Mitigating Factors: These are the factors that reduce pain, such as relaxation, body positions.
*Drugs: calming or cause pain.

Medical Treatments and Natural Remedies for Pain
Since pain can be from different causes, we must treat the cause for pain palliation. However, in addition to traditional chemical medicines (analgesics), also in Nature Medicine provides the resources to combat pain.

Treatment of pain with nutritional supplements

Vitamin C and inflammation
Research has shown that vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids and a proteolytic enzyme preparation (which digests protein molecules) is more effective in reducing inflammation than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication estoroides products.

Vitamin C and burns

Vitamin C has been used as a part of treatment for patients with severe burns. The burnt areas are bathed in a solution vitamins and vitamin C is administered internally at doses of 200-500mg four times a day (1)

Vitamin C and Cancer

When vitamin C in doses up to 20 grams per day was administered to patients severely affected by cancer in a study with double blind control, pain levels were significantly reduced (2).

Vitamin E

Vitamin E provide an analgesic effect, most likely due to its action in inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. Among the clinical reports on pain relief include those dealing with leg cramps that responded to 300 IU vitamin E per day, some cramping, sore neck and lower back, and subsequent to herpes zoster neuralgia.


It is known that magnesium is necessary in the process of relaxation of muscles. It has a synergistic association with adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Without magnesium, the body would always be suffering from cramps, spasms and convulsions.


A supplementation of zinc sulphate was administered orally to 24 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, in a test at the University of Washington. For research it is known that zinc ions have anti-inflammatory in the synovial membrane.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Essential fatty acids are metabolized by the body to form anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. These hormone-like substances help reduce inflammation in the body. Essential fatty acids in oils from both marine and non-hydrogenated vegetable oils, crude, have the ability to reduce pain and inflammation if administered during a continuous period and in correct doses.

Pain with Homotoxicology (Homeopathy 2nd generation)

By administering a homeopathic medicine indicated by the syndrome antihomotoxic, we act on the level homotóxico based on pain (healing effect). As homotoxicológicos homeopathic remedies can be considered as natural painkillers.

The following are some of these remedies and what they are used:
* Headaches: Gelsemium-Homaccord and Spigelon
* Sciatica and stinging pain: Colocynthis-Homaccord
* Changes of time (sensitivity): Rhododendroneel
* Dolores Cardiac Cralonin, Pectus Heel
* Dolores kidney: Berberis-Homaccord
* Colic pain (gallbladder, etc..) Chelidonium-Homaccord
* Dolores intermenstrual: Metro-adnexa-Injeel (a) Hormeel (g), Galium-Heel (ga)

Pain hydrotherapy
Hot Tubs
General notes:
Analgesic (relieves pain). It is used in arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle spasms, neuritis and neuralgia.
Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. Increases defense mechanisms of the blood.
Antispasmodic action. Eliminates spasm. Indicated in asthmatic bronchitis, stiff neck, back pain, polio, muscle aches, vesicular gastralgias, and cramps of all kinds.

Cold Wraps
If the sheathing is producing heat (wrap drained) its indications are: Insomnia, headache (derivative action). Stimulation of metabolic reactions in functional disorders of the digestive organs.


(1) Prevention Staff, D.H. Klasson_ "The Complete Book of Vitamins" (Meaux: Rodale, 1977)
(2) Creagan ET, et al, "Failure of high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid)) therapy to benefit patients with advanced cancer. New England J. Med 301:687 690, 1979.

For more information see: Treatment of diseases with natural medicine

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