Homeopathic remedy for neuropathic pain

Updated July 19, 2017

Neuropathic pain is a pain that typically steams from an underlying condition such as diabetes, toxin exposure, HIV, malnutrition or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This condition may be accompanied by symptoms of numbness, sharp pains, muscle fatigue, dullness or burning. There are several homeopathic remedies to treat this condition.


There are several different types of neuropathic pain that you may experience. It is best to identify your symptoms and choose the appropriate remedy.

If you have a shooting pain, tingling, burning, numbness and swelling in the hands and feet you will need Aconite to relieve these symptoms. Belladonna is used for shooting pains in your hip, back and thighs. When this treatment is needed you will experience sudden pain and redness in those areas.

Cantharsis is a remedy that will relieve pain in the soles of your feet. This homepathic remedy can be used to reduce any burning or tingling sensations you may experience. If you experience pain or burning in your shoulders you will need Fer Phos to relieve this pain. These symptoms may be accompanied by swelling in the hands. Treat muscle cramps or muscle spasms with Mag Phos. Hypericum is a homeopathic remedy to soothe neuralgia. Pain in your fingers, toes and limbs are signs that you require this treatment.


Always ask your doctor before taking homeopathic remedies to ensure you have the correct dosage for your symptom. It is best to treat the cause of your neuropathic pain and not just the symptom. Your doctor will advise you on the best way to incorporate homeopathic remedies with your current form of treatment for any related condition.

Avoid the use of homeopathic remedies for 30 minutes after eating. It is best to avoid coffee, mint or mint toothpaste when taking homeopathic medicines for neuropathic pain. These items may reduce the effectiveness of certain remedies.

Herbs and Nutrients

Skullcap is a remedy used to sooth the nervous system. Add 15 drops of this nutrient to an of water, in a schedule of six times per day to reduce neuropathic pain. You can also take 100 milligrams (mgs) of Vitamin B-6 with the recommended dosage of vitamin B complex to relieve this pain. A twice-daily dosage of 800 mgs of Magnesium will help to smooth and calm the nervous system.

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