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Arnica Natural Pain Relief

Updated on June 14, 2019
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Back Injury Treatment

Injuring your back is debilitating because you are in so much pain. Pain is the toughest aspect of an injury. I hurt my back while playing racquetball. I am playing again and working out because I used arnica ointment and homeopathic tablets.

My back is still healing, but much better. Using extensive chiropractic treatment augmented by pain-free exercises worked wonders on my back. While healing my back, I did not take any drugs, meaning no painkillers, anti-inflammatories, or aspirin-type pills.

I took supplements and herbs to help with the pain and inflammation with great success. I continued my natural healing regiment with homeopathic Arnica.

I added turmeric and the omega supplements to my diet. I experienced the best results using Arnica. It is my favorite of all the supplements, and I don't use it that much anymore because 90% of my pain is gone.

During my healing process, I notice discomfort if I didn't take my homeopathic tablets. I went days without taking the tablets and using the ointment. My usage or Arnica depended on my activities.

Arnica and Bruising

I knew about Arnica ointment for black and blue bruises from playing racquetball. If I had a black and blue bruise on my leg, I used Arnica as an ointment, rubbed it into the bruise, and it healed faster.

It didn't happen often, but when I did get hit, any bruise from the ball hitting my legs, arms, and back is when I applied the ointment. Getting hit by a whizzing racquetball during a game is common because the courts are small in comparison to the speed of the ball. The bruises created by racquetball hits are not pretty but painful. People's curious looks at my black and blue bruises tend to think someone roughed me up.

Using the Arnica to speed the healing process is two-fold. In all, arnica speeds the healing process and takes some of the pain away from the bruises.

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Arnica Does It Work

University of Maryland Medical Center reports that Arnica "has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and is still popular today. Applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, liniment, salve, or tincture, Arnica has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. It is commonly used for injuries such as sprains and bruises.''

Keep in mind that Arnica is not taken orally says the website. The homeopathic version of Arnica is extremely diluted, thus not harmful or dangerous. The supplement works well and helps heal the body.

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Homeopathy Treatment

I apply Arnica gel, oil, or ointment to the area of my injured back, and I apply it to my neck when it is sore or stiff. When I had intense pain in my back, and down my sciatic nerve, I took the homeopathic pills one to three times a day.

My favorites are Boiron Arnica Ointment and Boiron Arnica Montana 30C. I use the topical or take Arnica tablets when I think of it, which means when my back is bothering me. It works magically. Boiron offers a package with both ointment and tablets.

There are other types of Arnica tablets such as 6C, 200C, and so forth. With so many types, it is best to study up on which kind of Arnica to take. The topical Arnicas are all the same. The brand is the only difference, and it is up to you to decide which brand you like best.

Arnica Before Surgery

The medical field reports the benefits of taking Arnica 30c before and after surgery. Taking Arnica 30c will help your body heal better and faster.

Most doctors advise taking Arnica Montana 30c tablets the night before the surgery, though my daughter took it a week before surgery once a day - 5 tablets, and she recovered from her teeth extraction quickly and virtually painless.

To help recovery from surgery, you take 5 tablets three times a day after the surgery. You continue until the tablets are gone.

Natural Pain Relief

Arnica ointment comes from a tall yellow flower grown in America, Canada, and Europe. The ointment is strictly for treatments on the skin. The homeopathic Arnica tablets are taken with the ointment as well. I purchase the herb as a topical cream, gel, oil, and homeopathic pills for oral treatment.

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Homeopathic Benefits

I was at a natural food store, and a woman was picking T-Relief ointment instead of Boiron. I asked if her choice worked for her pain. She said, "Yes. My chiropractor recommends this brand because her patients respond well to it."

So, I bought the Arnica ointment and then brand pills. Yes. The brand is strong and lasts longer.

You need to discover for yourself, which brand of Arnica works best for your body. You can even visit a homeopathic doctor and together determine with brand or type of Arnica is best for you.

© 2015 Kenna McHugh

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