Are Painkillers Making Your Injuries Worse?
The expression “No pain, no gain” is an overrated and often health-threatening motto for athletes. Many people feel the need to push themselves to improve, but too often ignore or suppress pain with anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers. More and more athletes are embracing homeopathy as an effective and ethical way to treat minor injuries (you’ll never fail a drug test due to Arnica).
Heal Bruises, Sore Muscles and More
What does an individual gain from suffering with pain? Whether someone is young, old or in-between, athletic, out-of-shape, passive or aggressive, the body wants to heal, and with the right stimulus, it can. Homeopathy works with the body’s ability to heal itself and gain physical, mental and emotional freedom and balance.
So, what can athletes (or the rest of the population suffering from similar complaints) expect from homeopathy? Efficient safe healing from bruises, muscle aches, and minor arthritis pain.
One of the top homeopathic remedies for athletes is Arnica montana. Before a big workout or after the game, everyone should be going for the Arnica. It can help minimize bruising and muscle aches.
Homeopathy for Athletes’ Mental Training
A homeopathic approach to sports injuries isn’t limited to physical healing. Sports injuries are not only caused by accidents, training errors or equipment. Mental attitudes can push one beyond what the body is prepared to do. Sometimes a homeopathic remedy for performance stress taken before a game or competition, will help keep the mind better tuned to what the body needs to prevent minor injury, heighten performance, and maintain the mental balance to know when to stop.
Some homeopathic medicines that can relieve athletes’ performance stress include Gelsemium and Argentum nitricum. Aconite is another option that is notable for its ability to relieve the fear of losing. Calcarea phosphorica is beneficial for relieving both anxiety and tiredness or exhaustion, thus improving performance.