Homeopathic Remedies for Broken Bone Support
Also indexed as: Fracture Support
If an injury involving a bone is very painful, and the person has difficulty moving the
body part or bearing weight on it, the bone could be fractured. A doctor’s care should
always be sought because correct assessment and proper setting of a fracture is very important
for healing. Homeopathic remedies can ease the pain and swelling associated with broken bones,
as well as help to accelerate the healing process.
For dosage information, please read the information at the end of this section. See also
“Using Homeopathy With Professional Guidance” in What Is Homeopathy?
Arnica: This remedy is useful for reducing the pain and swelling that accompany any
new injury, and should be taken as soon as possible after a break occurs. It may also be
helpful in calming the person, since breaking a bone is traumatic as well as painful. Doses
may be taken frequently, according to how the person feels. Arnica may be used for
several days while pain and soreness are prominent. Another remedy may be indicated later, to
encourage proper healing of the bones and surrounding tissues.
Bryonia: This remedy may help to bring relief if excruciating pain results from even
the slightest motion. The person usually wants to remain completely still and not be touched
or interfered with.
Calcarea phosphorica: This is a useful remedy for aching and soreness in bones and
joints, especially when the area feels cold and numb. It can help relieve the pain of
fractures and bone bruises, and encourages repair and strengthening if a fracture is slow to
Eupatorium perfoliatum: This remedy is well-known for its use in flu and fever when
the bones are extremely painful ( “as if broken”) and is useful to relieve the
deep or aching pain of actual broken bones.
Hypericum: This remedy is very useful for crushing injuries to body areas that are
well-supplied with nerves. If smashed fingertips or toes are severe enough to traumatize the
bones, Hypericum can be a welcome form of pain relief.
Ruta graveolens: This remedy is known for its effect on bone-bruises and on injuries
to the periosteum (the covering of the bones); both of these types of trauma are involved when
a fracture of a bone occurs. Ruta is also indicated when the pain around a fracture
is extreme, and the person feels lame or weak. This remedy is also helpful in many cases when
pain persists after treatment with Arnica.
Symphytum: This remedy is best known for helping broken bones rejoin and heal. It
should be taken after a bone is set to ensure proper joining of the bone. (A common
recommendation is to take it several times in the first few days, then once a week while the
bone is healing.) It is also useful in many cases when pain persists in old, healed
Homeopathy Dosage Directions
Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where
self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X,
6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually
printed on the label.
Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and
wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If
improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The
frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be
required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and
in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.
If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.
For more information, including references, see What is Homeopathy? and Understanding Homeopathic Potencies.