מחקר – הומאופתיה למצבי חירום – טיפול בטראומה ופוסט טראומה (אנגלית)

מחקר שנערך ובוצע ע"י ההומאופתית מרים חפר RCHom בנושא טיפול הומאופתי בנפגעי טראומה ופוסט טראומה.

המטופלים שטופלו במחקר הינם חיילי צה"ל, פגועי הלם קרב.

להלן תקציר המחקר באנגלית:

Acute Front Line Treatment and the Window of Opportunity

Consensus was expressed strongly for immediate or front line homeopathic treatment.

Research has shown that antecedent CSR is the greatest predictor of PTSD onset and delayed PTSD (Horesh, Solomon, Zerach 2011).The respondents held the opinion that homeopathic potential is not just in addressing deeper underlying levels, but possesses an ability to circumvent in cases of Combat Stress Reaction, potential enduring sequelae of Combat PTSD and delayed onset CPTSD if administered promptly on the battlefield or shortly after.

(Solomon, Shkaler, Mikulincer 2005, Rubinstein 2012) brought to attention the critical ‘window of opportunity’ associated with successful results in treatment; the longer the time lapse the more severe the condition and its prognosis.

Acute Trauma Remedies

The homeopaths shared the opinion that a group of acknowledged acute trauma remedies  could be administered immediately on the front line, even by army medics or in the emergency ward, satisfying the basic tenets of ‘like treats like’ without taking full case histories.

Homeopathy was used successfully for civilian war related acute trauma in Israel during the 2nd Lebanon War 2006, (Marcovits, 2011, 2014, Buchimensky, 2014) and the Gaza War 2008, (Buchimensky, 2014). Although civilians suffer different trauma structures, the acute remedies used were within the acknowledged homeopathic acute trauma range also suggested by the respondents for Combat Stress Reaction.

The simplicity of giving acute homeopathic remedies, generally a few pills under the tongue with minimal observation required and their cost efficiency as compared to other methods could render it a valuable complement to other interventions in war scenarios.


Appendix 3 Homeopathic Acute Remedies

Name of Remedy with overview of its Homeopathic Symptom Picture

Homeopath’s Comments*

Name                                      Symptoms

Aconite Shock, fright, fear of imminent death, convinced going to die, great excitement.*One of the first remedies I would consider even before battle.
Arnica Shock, fright, trauma – emotional or/and physical. Injury. Says everything is fine when it is not. Person does not want to be touched.
Belladonna Shock, fright. Violent terror, panic, violence, hot, bursting, life and death, fight/ flight.
Gelsemium Shock, fright. Paralysis from fear. Trembling, shivering. Fear of death.
Hypericum Shock. Injury especially to nerves. Punctured, smashed, penetrating wounds.
Opium Shock, fright, violence rage. Agony and hell like state (war). Intense pain and suffering. Can be opposite: passive state, peaceful and calm, painless and numb, stupor, comatose.*I would say that most go through an Opium state during war. Opium state is in the sky – it saves their lives
Stramonium Shock, fear of death, violent terror, delirium, panic, fear to be alone.Clinging.

(taken from)

Mac Repertory and Reference Works (1992-2003)

Sankaran (2005)