Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, usually occurring after a blow to the head, and can also occur with a severe whiplash. Post-concussive syndrome (PCS) refers to the lingering symptoms following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. These symptoms can include but are not limited to headaches, dizziness, insomnia, vertigo, fatigue, memory problems, trouble concentrating, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, depression, anxiety, personality changes, and sensitivity to noise and light. Most often concussions, as well as post-concussive syndrome are diagnosed and treated with anti-inflammatories, or pain relieving drugs for headaches, or even anti-anxiety or anti-depressant drugs.
Homeopathy can be an excellent alternative to these treatments and I have treated many patients successfully in mild to severe cases of PCS.
Clinical experience indicates that homeopathic medicines are quite effective in all stages of concussion and post-concussion syndromes. The homeopathic medicine, Arnica montana, is well known for its rapid and powerful healing capacity in many cases of physical trauma, and would be the best option for immediate treatment, even if you’re on your way to the doctor/hospital to get checked for concussion. It is well documented that Arnica can minimize, stop, and reverse bleeding, swelling, and the effects of blunt trauma. It can be of much benefit for internal injuries as is often the case with concussions. As a parent, I carry Arnica with me, and have my childcare-providers administer Homeopathic Arnica to my child with most injuries, especially any blows to the head. I know dentists who prescribe it post extraction, surgeons who prescribe it post operatively, and sports teams who use it whenever injuries occur. I would suggest all parents, coaches, and care workers have Homeopathic Arnica on hand to use in case of concussion, as it is 100% safe, effective and should be administered on the way to the emergency room. In post concussive syndrome, the treatment is different from Arnica and is usually tailored to the individual patients presentation in the way of specific symptoms. In this case, being seen by a professional Homeopath would be your best option.