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Pain Relief Naturally - Arnica

Updated on July 31, 2017
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My work with top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor teach me health tips that I am proud to share.

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Injuried My Back

Many of you know that I hurt my back playing racquetball almost two years ago. My back is still healing but much better. Using extensive chiropractic treatment augmented by ChiroBioPhysics has worked wonders on my back. While healing my back, I have not taken any drugs, meaning no pain killers, anti-inflammatories or aspirin-type pills. I have been taking supplements and herbs to help with the pain and inflammation with great success. I have even ventured natural healing regiment with homeopathic Arnica.

Next to Turmeric and the Omega supplements, I have to say Arnica is my favorite of all the supplements I have been taking.

Relieves Pain from Bruises

I was introduced to Arnica as a topical treatment for my racquetball bruises when a part of my body was hit by a whizzing racquetball during a game. The bruises created by racquetball hits are not very pretty but painful. Curious grazes tend to think someone roughed me up.

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Medical Purposes Since 1500s

University of Maryland Medical Center states on the university's website 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.''

It's important to keep in mind that Arnica is not taken orally says the website. The homeopathic version of Arnica is very diluted thus not harmful or dangerous.

Topical or Oral Application

I apply Arnica gel, oil or cream to the area of my injured back and my neck. I take the homeopathic pills one to three times a day. My favorites are Boiron Arnica Gel and Boiron Arnica Montana 30C. I apply or take Arnica when I think of it, which means when my back is bothering me. It works beautifully.

Drugs or Arnica

Which Would You Use for Pain Natural Remedies or Drugs?

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T-Relief is a Great Product

Find Out on You Own

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

So, I bought the oniment and then the pills. Yes. The brand is great and seems strong and more lasting.

Arnica Herb, Arnica Montana

© 2015 Kenna McHugh


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