It’s a natural part of life to experience pain from time to time. Being a holistic health coach, using natural alternatives whenever possible is a big priority for me. I avoid pain-killers and medications whenever possible. So how do I handle bumps, bruises, soreness, sprains, swelling, and arthritis, muscle and joint pain? ARNICA!
Arnica comes as tinctures, creams, salves, ointments, gels and oils, all for topical use. These products are available at local health food stores, online and even at some pharmacies. I personally love the gel and/or cream topically, as well as pellets internally.
Never apply arnica in any form on broken skin or on an open wound. Arnica can be toxic if it gets inside the body in the wrong form. ONLY take arnica internally if it’s in the form of tiny homeopathic pills the proper amount to be taken internally. I recommend the 30X potency for minor injuries (sprains, strains, bumps, bruises). Follow the dosage instructions on the packaging and avoid handling the pills (use the cap to distribute). The pills can be taken every 2 hours for the first 24 hours after the injury, but not within a half hour of eating.
DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE IS NOT PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS NOT MEANT TO SUBSTITUTE CONSULTING WITH YOUR PODIATRIST, DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, INFLUENCE TREATMENT OR CURE ANY FOOT OR OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS NOR IS IT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE SERVICES OR ADVICE OF A PODIATRIST, PHYSICIAN, OR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN LICENSED IN YOUR STATE IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO YOUR HEALTH.