Epididymitis is an inflammatory condition at the beginning of the sperm ducts of the testicles. Symptoms include testicular and inguinal pains. There may be fever and chills also. Cause of epididymitis is mostly sexually transmitted diseases or a secondary infection from prostatitis, or something similar.
The medical perspective uses antibiotics to deal with the sexually transmitted disease or other infection. Make sure you get a medical diagnosis and treatment. Then use a broad- spectrum probiotic to stop the bad effects from those medications. Sometimes this medical treatment doesn’t work completely.
From the natural perspective we help the chronic condition with natural substances and return the body to homeostasis. Acute epididymitis can be helped naturally if the cause is not from a sexually transmitted disease; get checked out medically. Using a combination of several natural remedies for epididymitis may help more than just using one remedy.
Herbs for Epididymitis
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs for epididymitis in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.
Cleavers – lymphatic congestion, improves urinary flow.
Black cohosh – for the pain and inflammation.
Uva ursi – antibacterial to help the infection.
Goldenseal – used short term (14 days) for urinary infections.
Cell Salts to Help with Epididymitis
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation (also used for gonorrhea)
#9 Nat mur 6X – symptoms worse from grief, sadness or stress
#12 Silicea 6X – burning, soreness, squeezing pain in testicles, discharge of prostatic fluid when going to stool
Epididymits Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Homeopathic remedies for epididymitis are a wonderful alternative to medications and can work quickly. The following are the top indicated remedies for epididymitis. Try the most-indicated remedy in 30c potency twice a day until symptoms leave.
Aurum iodatum – inflammation with severe swelling and redness; heat sensation in testicles; urination with pressure and stretching pains in the penis and testicles; warmth and movement improve while rest and cold worsens conditions; generally right-sided; all conditions are worse at night; worry, humiliation and depression may be a part of the problem.
Pulsatilla – epididymitis from gonorrhea or sitting on cold objects; mainly right-sided; pain from abdomen to testicles; burning down left spermatic cord; acute prostatitis and enlarged prostate; testicles hang low; penis discharges are bloody or thick yellow; pains in urination; worse lying on back.
Rhododendron – severe painful testicular swelling and urethritis from an injury; sensitivity to weather changes; better from warmth, worse from cold an movement; mostly right sided.
Spongia tosta – pains screwing, squeezing or sharp pains into spermatic cord or testicles; testicles hard and swollen or hot; wound of testicles with tenderness; also for coughs and heart problems; mostly right-sided.
Sulphur iodatum – inflammation of the testicles with lymphatic swelling; itching and burning; worse at night and with warmth, better with cold; wants to get out of bed and move about.
Thuja – specific or general urethritis; chronic inflammation and swelling; worse with cold and damp, better from motion; bed warmth makes the condition worse; also a remedy for warts; mostly left-sided.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes