Studied Homeopathic Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedy Containing Apis Mellifica and Bryonia
Women who choose not to nurse their infants often experience breast pain and swelling until milk production stops. Although this condition isn’t dangerous, the discomfort can be quite severe. Similar symptoms occur when a woman weans her baby. Homeopathic remedies have a long history of use for easing this transition, and there is preliminary support for the belief that they are effective.
Note: breast engorgement should not be confused with mastitis, an infection or inflammation of the nursing breast.
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Breast Engorgement
double-blind trialApis Mellifica Bryonia
In classical homeopathy , there are many possible homeopathic treatments for breast engorgement, to be chosen based on various specific details of the person seeking treatment.
The symptom picture for homeopathic Bryonia includes breast pain and fullness without redness, and pain in the left breast, especially when raising the arm. Pain is said to be increased by motion and touch or deep breathing, and reduced when pressure is applied.
Homeopathic Belladonna might be recommended when breasts are inflamed, warm, reddened, and hard to the touch, possibly accompanied by fever. (Note that these symptoms could indicate infection.)
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -