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Surgery? S is for Staphysagria

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

January 14th, 2018  |  35 Comments

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Homeopathy for Surgery

Back in December, I answered some of your questions about using homeopathy in conjunction with a necessary surgery. At the end of that post, I promised to give you one more surgical protocol after the New Year! Well, not to worry — I didn’t forget.

But, when we’re stressed, sometimes it is hard to remember things — especially which remedy we should have on hand. So, I’ve found any little memory device helps.

When faced with surgery, it helps to remember the “S” also stands for Staphysagria!

Staphysagria is a powerful remedy that effectively addresses two very common post-surgical issues. So, it would unquestionably be a key component of the homeopathy kit I would take to the hospital with me.

The first issue it addresses? The surgical incision itself. Staphysagria is indicated for clean-cut injuries, and what is more clean-cut than a surgical incision? It may surprise you that post-surgical pain is not always strictly the result of deep tissue disruption or from the surgeon moving organs around to gain access. Many times, the majority of the pain results from the incision itself.

So, in this case, S is for Staphysagria 200 — as an SOS (as needed) every 3-12 hours, depending on how often the pain appears. (Remember to scroll down for your free, downloadable remedy cards.) The power of this remedy is it not only eliminates pain but also prevents infection of the incision. That’s an amazing (and much-needed) double-whammy!

The second issue Staphysagria addresses is difficulty urinating after catheterization. This commonly occurs post-surgery, especially in men. Women experience it occasionally as well, but men seem to suffer from it most often.

Frequently, one of two things can cause this difficulty: 1) either an injury from the catheter’s insertion or removal or 2) spasms triggered by the unnatural event of catheterization itself. Urine flowing very slowly in spurts is a key indicator there is a spasm.

But no matter which of these causes is behind the inability to void properly, in this case, S is for Staphysagria 30 — twice a day. And, I have to tell you, in my experience, it works almost every time!

We certainly try to avoid having surgery through our use of homeopathic medicines. But sometimes, surgery cannot be prevented. For those necessary times, it is important we have all of our remedies at hand, allowing us to begin our path to wellness as soon as possible.

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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35 thoughts on “Surgery? S is for Staphysagria”

  1. Bea says:

    Thank you Joette for this wonderful information! Are there other pain relievers and infection fighters for post surgery or will this do the job by itself? Also, what is the best way to clear out damage from the anesthesia as I have read that the negative effects of anesthesia are cumulative with the number of surgeries one has had in ones lifetime?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Google “JoetteCalabreseSurgery” and you’ll find more.

  2. April Johnson says:

    The link has 200ck is that ok?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:


  3. Shaylynne says:

    Thank you for this information. Will Staphysagria work on C-section incisions that happened 6 years ago? Sometimes I still get an infection around the C-section seam (and I use an iodine ointment to remedy it). My skin got stretched super thin when I carried twins, 90% of the skin on my belly was new stretched skin – it was awful.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Generally, it matters not the age of an incision.

  4. Isabelle Hidaka says:

    Thank you Joette, I have used Staphysagria for healing bones,refered by an homepath when my son broke his humerus. I didn’t realized it could do more! I’ve used Arnica 200ck after surgery for pain without having to take any mainstream pain killers nor strong dosages from the hospital. How would you compare Arnica to Staphysagria?
    I had use Staphysagria way after surgery (my son had 3 “skewers in” for a while)…
    My understanding was that Arnica can be use before and after surgery for the healing to start right away, preventing swelling, bruising and tissues from wounds to start healing right away and of course address pain. Would you care to elaborate?

  5. bertina says:

    would you recommend Nux Vomica200C (2x) when anaesthetics from the dentist have caused tenderness in face-area and shoulderpain, muscleweakness,headaches etc? (all left side of the body) The procedure was a few years ago, it frightened me so much that I’ve never gone back since then. So now I have these yellowish, brown edges on the teeth, yuck

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      NV is a good choice for ailments from drugs, but without taking your case, I can’t say it is enough to make the difference.

  6. Jo Johnston says:

    Joette, I am able to shop at a local health store that carries a lot of homeopathic remedies, including Boiron products. I have never seen a remedy labeled ‘200’. The highest number available is 30. Where would the 200 strengths be available?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Just click on the name of the medicine on my blog and it will take you to a place to purchase.

  7. Heidi Burnard says:

    A number of years ago I called to ask about helping my very young son with a necessary tooth extraction and you said to have Staphysagria on hand in case post-extraction emotional issues. He was just five years old and when he woke and we were in the car returning home, in his numbness exclaimed, “Mama, you told me they were taking my tooth, but I didn’t know they would take my jaw, too!” We quickly showed him his face in the mirror, but to no avail. He was beside himself, crying and unable to be soothed for almost two hours. We had given him the arnica and hypericum in alternating doses, and then I remembered the Staphysagria. I have never seen such a change! Within minutes of the dose, he left my arms and was down on the floor playing happily, all the despondency gone, it was amazing.
    I don’t know, but I’m assuming this remedy would also play this role post operatively?
    Thank you as ever for all your encouragement and advice!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, particularly when someone feels victimized.

  8. Jonella says:

    If someone has problems with the pain and urination after surgery, would they take Staphysagria 200 as well as 30, or just one of them?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I assume you’re asking about voiding after catheterization. to address your question, I like the use of the higher potency when both present.

      1. Tina-Lou Lufkin says:

        Joette–can one do anything to prevent scarring while the urethra is healing with a
        catheter in place? My husband crushed his urethra and has a catheter for 4-6 weeks to allow healing. We’re giving Arnica 30 2x day
        and Ferr Phos 6x 2 times a day right now. After all the other remedies given he has practically no pain at all after surgery! Your courses and blogs are a blessing and a gift to us all. Thank you for all of your sharing!!!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          ‘Sounds like you’ve got a good plan going.

  9. Stefan says:

    Hi joette

    Have you ever seen a patient with electromagnetic hypersensitivity? Like they physically react to EMFs.

    I’m at loss, I’ve tried what seems like every remedy in the book but my body is so sensitive to all potencies that sometimes I cannot even tolerate a 6c.

    Nux gives me temporary relief from the agitation that my MCS/EHS causes, but it’s always short lived. No other remedies have consistently worked for me, some help initially but then stop after a day or two.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve worked with folks who have this and the Banerji’s address it in their book THe Banerji Protocol.

      1. Stefan says:

        Thank you for the reply

        Two quick questions for you

        1) have these certain folks seen benefits in their sensitivity through this protocol? And is it a complicated one, or is it simple?

        2) does camphor have to be in the potency 200c? I have it in the 6x in I’m a very sensitive individual

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          If you hope to see the benefits from the protocols I use, the potency matters. I’m not sure I understand your 1st question.

      2. Megan Metzler says:

        I know you say potency matters. But what if you only have staph 30 on hand. It was an emergency surgery. Would that be your best option?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          In a pinch, it’s not a bad idea but as soon as the correct potency comes in, switch to the correct potency.

      3. nancy Nobel says:

        I can’t find the protocol for emf sensitivity in my banerji protocol book. Could you put me in the right direction? Thanks joette!

  10. Jean says:

    Question: my sister had a 3inch incision and stitches on her arm treatments not a nasal cell pre- cancer. Would this remedy work for that or is there a better/ additional one for skin and preventing scars?

  11. Jean says:

    Oops- should say “for a basal cell “

  12. Melissa says:

    Wonderful article, as always! I also read the one in December pertaining to surgical protocol. I was wondering if you have any recommendations of remedies for the shock to the immune system after surgery…as in an autoimmune flare up. Thanks for all you do!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocols we use for surgery cover conditions that fallow on many levels including previous maladies. They’re not perfect but they’re intended to help.

      It would behoove you to work specifically via homeopathy, on the autoimmune condition before and after.

  13. Tatiana Scaramuzza says:

    I took Staphysagria 30c as mosquito repelent. My body started itching that day. I already had few mosquitos bites, so I also took Ledum Palustre 200 and apis 30c. I eat health, never had any allergy. I’m 40 and I don’t take alophathy, I even can’t remember if I ever had antibiotic; I think if I had it was once, since my mother always treated us on the natural way as much as possible. Do you have any idea based what I said what could be this body itching ? It is being about 4 months, the itching is much better, but it is still. I did replace few amalgam teeth during this year ( using the safe protocol) however, since that my body seens to be suffering. I say that because I rarely had stomach ache/ reflux and 2 months ago I had horrible reflux and now my stomach is sensitive. I’m doing Ignatia for stress and nat phos for stomach; also, I stoped the symphytum 200 I was taking for my arthritis because Confrey sometimes could cause upset stomach. Again, it is better, but not normal. I have to thoughts- Lyme and /or mercury could be triging all that. Would you have info how I should test for those 2? What kind of test and Dr. I should look for. Thank you for your time

  14. Patricia says:

    My friend is interested in healing her incision faster, although she doesn’t have much pain. Am I correct to assume that Staphysagria isn’t just to address the pain of the incision but will address the healing? Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, that’s so.

  15. Suzanne Wakley says:

    My son (7) just had surgery on his intestines small and large and also on his bladder. Would this protocol be good to “wake” up the bowels and get them active again do he can start eating? Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We use this medicine for the actual incision. That is, for pain at the incisional site as well as to protect from infection. Unless these conditions are present, I’d not consider the use of it.

  16. Tiffany Keetch says:

    My son fractured his elbow, and had surgery that didn’t require an incision, but they did insert 3 pins through his skin and bones. I started him on Arnica 200 immediately, and added in some Hypericum for pain (I figured the elbow was pretty nerve rich), and everyone at the hospital was shocked when he said his pain was a 1. 🙂
    I started him on Symphytum + Calc Phos twice a day, continued with the Arnica and Hypericum as needed and surprisingly, it’s day 2, and he only needed 2 doses!!

    But now, his largest complaint is the INTENSE itching under the cast that he cannot relieve. The Boiron website says Staphy can relieve itching or pain in surgical wounds. Is this the remedy you would try for his ailment? I’ve searched itching on your blog, and most articles are due to skin issues, which he doesn’t have.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      If the itching is at the site of the small incisions, Staphasagria is still in the running.
      Having said that, itching of the skin is indeed a skin issue. A rash needn’t accompany it.
      And, excellent job, Tiffany.

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