How to Avoid Pain Killers After Minor Surgery (Like Adult Tongue Tie Release)

 

I had my posterior tongue tie release on November 7.  I had prepared for a month beforehand by seeing my Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist weekly and doing her prescribed mouth and tongue stretches and exercises 3 times a day.

When it came time for the procedure, I used homeopathic remedies to help with the pain, swelling, and emotions that came with the procedure.  

Homeopathy is very dilute potency of an original substance.  The essence of the original item helps the body naturally strengthen and heal how it is naturally designed to heal. The 200C means the original item is soaked in alcohol and shaken 99 times, then a drop of the alcohol tincture is put in water, shaken 99 times, and the process is repeated 200 times.  It's actually more potent the more it is diluted.  Homeopathy does no harm, unlike Western medicines which often have harmful uncomfortable side effects or can tax the liver or other organs among other effects.

For homeopathy, a dose is typically 2-5 pellets.  The little sugar balls are coated in the homeopathy, and it doesn't matter if you take 5 or 50 pellets in one dose.  What matters is the frequency of dosing.

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Here is what I used very effectively to eliminate the pain, swelling and anxiety from my adult tongue tie release procedure. 

Arnica 1M

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure: 
Relieves bruising, pain, and swelling.  Reduces bleeding.  The higher potency (1M) is for more intense pain.

When I used it:  

  • One dose about an hour after the procedure when pain was so intense I went searching the cabinets for any sort of pain medicine!

Arnica 200C

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure: 
Relieves bruising, pain, and swelling.  Reduces bleeding.

When I used it:  

  • The day before the procedure one dose in morning and one dose in evening.
  • One dose the morning of the procedure.
  • One dose right before the procedure.
  • One dose immediately following the procedure.
  • One dose every hour following, as needed.
  • On day 2, one dose every couple of hours as needed, also right before stretches 3x a day.
  • Days 3 - 10, 1 dose as needed before stretches
  • Starting day 11, I didn't need it any more.

Aconite 200C

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure:
For sudden shock or trauma.

When I used it:

One dose immediately following the procedure.

Hypericum 200C

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure:
For nerve pain.

When I used it:

  • One dose immediately following the procedure.
  • One dose the next morning before stretches.
  • I didn't feel I needed it any more after that.

Ignatia 200C

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure:
For worry and anxiety about the procedure, or after (regret, worry, anxiety)

When I used it:

  • One dose the day before as I started worrying about the details of the procedure and questioning my decision
  • One dose as needed afterward when worry and regret crept in.

 Rescue Remedy

How it helps with a tongue tie release procedure:
Great for any stressful situation or trauma

When I used it:

  • I sprayed a dose into my mouth immediately before the procedure
  • Immediately after the procedure when my son was punching me in the tummy

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