Homeopathy for Breast Pain and Breast Cancer
The breast is the upper ventral region of the human torso. The breasts of a female primate’s body contain the mammary glands, which secrete milk used to feed infants. Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men. As a result, women’s breasts become far more prominent than those of men.
What is Mastitis?
Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue. It is called puerperal mastitis when it occurs in lactating mothers and non-puerperal otherwise. Mastitis can occur in men, albeit rarely. The signs and symptoms usually appear suddenly and they include: Breast tenderness or warmth to the touch, General malaise or feeling ill, Swelling of the breast, Pain or a burning sensation continuously or while breast-feeding, Skin redness, often in a wedge-shaped pattern, Fever of 101 F (38.3 C) or greater,
The affected breast can then start to appear lumpy and red.
What is a Fibroadenoma?
Benign Breast Tumors usually include simple cysts and fibroadenomas.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer: A cancerous tumor in the breast is a mass of breast tissue that is growing in an abnormal, uncontrolled way. The tumor may invade surrounding tissue, or shed cells into the bloodstream or lymph system.
There are two main types of breast cancer:
- Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
- Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.
Another type of breast cancer is inflammatory breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive form of cancer in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.”
Breast Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of breast cancer may include:
- Breast lump or lump in the armpit that is hard, usually does not hurt
- Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple — for example, you may have redness, dimpling, or puckering that looks like the skin of an orange
- Fluid coming from the nipple — may be bloody, clear to yellow, green, and look like pus
Breast Pain & Breast Cancer – Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
This remedy has a specific action on the female breast, dissipating its swelling and tumors and relieving its pains. Tumors of a suspicious nature (cancer) in the mammae have been caused to disappear by the use of Conium. They are the seat of a piercing pains, worse at night, and the rest of the gland is tender. Conium corresponds also to injuries of the breast from a blow or pressure or overuse of arms; the characteristics are the hardness and the extreme sensitiveness; the breasts are painful even to the touch of the clothes or the jar of walking. This remedy suits cases where the gland becomes inflamed after every little cold. Pruritus is a confirming symptom. Bryonia. Breasts become hard and painful. Mastitis commencing with a chill, stitching pains, tense swelling, headache and other general Bryonia symptoms.
This remedy is suitable to irritable mammary tumors (inflammatory breast cancer); the breasts are very sensitive during nursing, with an excessive flow of milk. There is tendency of the breasts to cake and suppurate; here no remedy is so useful; the pains seem to radiate from the nipple all over the body, especially down the arm from the axilla. Patient is chilly, rigors showing suppuration ; sore and fissured nipples; also Graphites and Hepar. Great aching all over the body with any of these condition is greatly characteristic. Croton tiglium. Pains shoot from nipple to the shoulders. Phellandrium. Stitching pain in nipple and pain along the milk ducts. Arnica. Tumors of the mammary gland from bruises. There is a discoloration of the parts and everything adds to the soreness; clothing, bandage, etc. Murex. Dr. Jousset has successfully used this remedy to quiet the pains of breast tumors, especially when these pains are increased during menses.
#Calcarea fluorica. [Calc-f]
This remedy corresponds to hard indurated swellings in the female breast. It has an excellent clinical record in dissipating these growths. Silicea suits chronic cases of mastitis with fistulous openings and callous edges. It will often disperse hard lumps in the breast. Sabal serrulata is said to materially aid in growth of undeveloped mammary glands.
This should be used in the initial chill of acute mastitis, and it may be followed by Belladonna when red streaks radiate from a central point accompanied by pulsating pains, headache and a hardness of the breasts. Dr. E.S. Bailey thinks Belladonna has aborted more mammary neoplasms than any other remedy in the materia medica. Mercurius may be used when throbbing or transient chills indicate the beginning of suppuration. Sulphur may also be needed. Prof. Bailey further considers Sulphur as one of the best remedies for breast cancer. Burning is mentioned as as indicating symptoms; also a history of former skin diseases and suppressed eruptions or of an infective leucorrhoea. Psorinum may also be mentioned in this connection.
is also an excellent remedy in scanty flow or absence of milk, the patient being gloomy or tearful. It is useful where mechanical irritation excites the flow of milk in young girls. Urtica urens. Non-appearance of milk, with no special symptoms, may be corrected by this remedy. Scrophularia nodosa, according to Dr. Cooper, of London, has an especial affinity for breast tissue. Breast fibroadenoma and breast cancer come within its curative range.