Dr. Dewey discusses the homeopathy treatment of Neuritis in his bestselling book Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics….

Aconite. [Acon]

      In simple neuritis acute stage, caused by exposure to cold, **Aconite is the only remedy needed when applied early. The numbness, coldness, tearing pains, nightly aggravation, with mental anguish, will indicate the remedy.

Arnica. [Arn]

      This remedy seems to have a selective affinity in relieving terminal nerve pain and the soreness and bruisedness will be the indications. Many observers think it all sufficient in neuritis. It it fails some resort to **Bellis perennis, which is very often curative with intense nerve pains and great soreness. O’Connor and Butler recommended it highly. It also suits, as well as **Arnica, traumatic cases.

Hypericum. [Hyper]

      Traumatic neuritis with sharp cutting pain, where nerves have been lacerated and the parts exceedingly sore.

Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]

      In the traumatic occasionally, but more especially in the rheumatic variety is **Rhus curative. It has tearing, drawing and shooting pains. Exposure neuritis –or that due to over exertion coupled with exposure finds in it a curative remedy. It also suits the gouty form. General Rhus symptoms such as amelioration by motion and aggravation from coldness and dampness will prevail. Elliott finds **Ferrum phosphoricum and Kali muriaticum the best remedies in rheumatic neuritis.

Cimicifuga. [Cimic]

      Alcoholic neuritis will frequently indicate this remedy. **Ledum and Plumbum are also remedies for the alcoholic variety, and the latter is especially indicated in cases where atrophy appears, no matter what the variety.

Arsenicum [Ars]

      Is a powerful remedy in neuritis and its best field seems to be in multiple neuritis of a severe type, with the characteristic symptoms of burning worse at night and relief by heat. It will suit especially the broken down constitutions, anaemic conditions and irritability so often accompaniments of multiple neuritis. **Phosphorus is also frequently indicated and employed in the multiple variety.

Anantherum muricatum [Anan]

      Has cured root neuritis and Thallium should be studied here. **Carburetum sulphuris has been used successfully in neuritis, especially in the sciatic variety.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.