Lipomas are fat cells situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. It can be round or oval-shaped. Lipomas feel doughy and usually aren’t tender. They are benign tumors that are usually harmless. Lipomas are the most common tumors on the skin where 1 in 1,000 are affected by it. A lipoma can form on any part of the body, but it mainly appears on the arms, neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, and thighs. 

Role of homeopathy in lipomas

Lipoma treatment in homeopathy is an effective and practical approach with minimal side effects. The scope of homeopathy in lipoma treatment includes reducing the size and growth of lipomas, softening the lipomas, preventing the progression of lipomas, avoiding further complications like obstruction and hemorrhage, and preventing the recurrence of lipomas.

Five effective homeopathic medicines for lipomas

Baryta carbonica (Baryta carb)

Common name: Carbonate of baryta

Baryta carb effectively reduces neck lipomas. This medicine is indicated for swollen glands in the nape of the neck. There is a tendency for swelling to form all around the body. Symptoms get worse by lying on the painful side and while thinking of the symptoms. 

Phytolacca berry (Phyto. berry)

Common name: American pokeweed

Phytolacca is used to treat single or multiple lipomas. The skin may be dry, rough, and harsh. Lipomas that appear in overweight people call for this remedy. Phytolacca is an anti-fat remedy that acts both ways in the reduction of weight and the absorption of fatty tumors. This medicine improves body metabolism and reduces fat from the body. It also reduces appetite, maintains high energy levels, and can help in rapid weight management.

Calcarea carb (Calc. carb)

Common name: Carbonate of lime

Calcarea carb. is indicated to treat lipoma in overweight people. There is excessive sweating through the head, mostly appearing at night. The person craves indigestible things like chalk, coal, eggs, salt, and sweets. Over-sensitive to cold air which results in catching a cold easily. Symptoms get worse from exertion, cold in every form, either water or washing hands. The person feels better in dry climate and weather, lying on a painful side.

Lapis albus (Lapis alb.)

Common name: Silico-fluoride of calcium

Lapis albus affects the connective tissue around the neck glands. It provides relief in burning and stinging pain. There is an enlargement of the glands with glandular hardening.

Sulphur (Sulph.)

Common name: Sublimated sulphur

Sulphur helps dissolve any fatty lumps developing anywhere in the body. There may be excessive sweating along with sensitivity to heat. A general dislike to bathing along with a craving for sweets is characteristic of this remedy.

Causative factors of lipomas 

Although the exact cause is unknown, here are some likely causes of lipomas:

  • Hereditary/familial causes – family history of lipoma
  • Dercum’s disease (Adiposis dolorosa) – painful lipoma
  • Madelung’s disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis) – lipoma on neck and shoulders
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease

  Symptoms of lipomas

  • Feels soft and doughy when touched.
  • Present superficially under the skin.
  • Lipomas are generally small in size. 
  • Painful occasionally if they press on the nearby nerves. 

Diet and lifestyle modification for lipomas

Although there isn’t any significant lifestyle change for managing lipoma, you may carry out the following:

  • Exercise daily to lose weight and reduce the fat cells in your body.
  • Eat nutritious foods rich in healthy fats and lean proteins to boost overall health.
  • Avoid eating red meat and processed foods.


Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans can contribute to reducing lipoma. Homeopathic medicines have proven good alternatives for treating lipoma and several other diseases. Homeopathic medicines are better and safer for relieving lipoma without significant side effects. Homeopathy treats lipomas holistically, putting the patient’s overall health and well-being first. Although complete eradication is not possible with these therapies, they can alleviate symptoms and slow the growth of lipomas. To decide on the best course of action, like with any medical treatment, speaking with a qualified professional is essential. A complete healing process is facilitated by adhering to homeopathic principles, which address the underlying cause of ailments. Patients should approach homeopathic treatment with patience, understanding that it is a gradual process emphasizing long-term wellness.