Homeopathics may be controversial, but I can say from experience now that I would recommend them. After a lot of my Lyme treatments, I find it difficult to know whether a specific herbal tincture, medicine or even food has a direct effect on a symptom or condition. But recently after a second jaw surgery, (one where the surgeon cut open the inside of my mouth and drilled out infected, diseased bone) my doctor recommended I take Body Mend, a homeopathic solution that is taken a few drops at a time every 10 minutes the first day, every 30 minutes the second day, and every couple hours the next. He also prescribed a bottle of Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (Vicodin). To my surprise I had absolutely no pain after the surgery, or the day after, or the day after that. And I didn’t even need to take any Vicodin! On top of that, the morning before my surgery, I slipped on a few concrete garage steps and fell on my side. My entire left leg ached all day, but the morning after the surgery that pain was gone too.

It has been almost a week since the surgery and I have had no jaw pain in or around the surgery site. I’m hoping and praying that will continue. I did ice the area non-stop for 3 days and received an IV infusion of vitamins and minerals directly after the surgery so I’m sure those helped too. However, what I remember most about my previous wisdom teeth surgery several years ago was the severe pain that came afterward and the need for medication to get through the following days. Needless to say, if I ever have another surgery, I’m stocking up on Body Mend. This particular formula is used for minor injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and for surgical procedure recovery. It’s made by BioEnergetics, Inc. I’m not being paid anything to mention this product, but I’d like to pass on the information in case it can help anyone else that may go through surgery. And of course, it’s best to check with your health practitioner first before taking any herbal treatments to make sure there are no interactions if you are taking other medications.