Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that’s commonly found in the lower back, but it can affect any bone within the body. Over time, the infection will eventually erode the bone to the point of destruction. There are a plethora of medical treatments aimed at trying to eliminate the infection, but rarely do they address the actual symptoms of the condition. This is where homeopathy comes into play.
Staphylococcus aureus is the culprit behind most osteomyelitis infections, and is notorious for being difficult to get rid of, as many strains are antibiotic resistant. Staph infections have a high incidence of becoming systemic infections that require the long-term use of high-powered antibiotics. Other organisms that can cause osteomyelitis include: bacterium that causes tuberculosis; a specific type of salmonella that’s generally found in sickle cell patients; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, commonly found in drug addicts; and several different organisms that are commonly found in the gastrointestinal tracts of elderly individuals. In rare cases, the viruses that cause chickenpox and smallpox have been linked to viral cases of osteomyelitis.
One of the most recommended natural treatments for osteomyelitis is vitamin supplements. Vitamin supplements, especially A and C, will boost the immune response and help your body fight the infection as it was designed to do. Liquid garlic is also recommended, as is has natural antibiotic properties as well as healing characteristic.
Commonly-prescribed herbs such as echinacea, golden seal, Siberian ginseng, and myrrh are also sometimes recommended for use as immune system boosters to help fight infection. Antioxidant juices such as carrot, celery, beet and cantaloupe have all been recommended to help the body fight off infection as well.
Combining traditional medicine with homeopathic remedies gives the afflicted individual the best chance at fighting off the infection before too much damage can occur. Before taking any herbal supplement or using any other homeopathic technique, discuss the remedies with your doctor to ensure that they will not interfere with the medicines you are taking.