Aches and pains are caused by a variety of reasons, and sometimes they happen more often than we’d like. Since the majority of conventional OTC pain relievers come with a long list of side effects, we wanted to explore how homeopathic arnica can be used to help the everyday discomforts that arise at home, at work, or on the go.
How Arnica Can Help You in Everyday Life
While You Sleep
Issues like back pain and leg cramps can greatly disrupt a good night’s rest. Thankfully, arnica can help relieve these common issues, helping you sleep a little more soundly, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a new day.
After a Long Day at Work
Whether you spend the day using computers, standing on your feet, or operating heavy machinery, pain can happen. And when it’s time to clock out for the day, the last thing you want is to be burdened by the physical effects of your job. Both oral and topical arnica can remedy muscle tension felt in the neck and shoulders, and also address minor rheumatic pain in the hands, wrists, and other frequently used joints.
During a Long Car or Plane Ride
Extended trips in the car or on an airplane can also lead to minor pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, as well as cramping in the legs. Remember to bring arnica with you when you travel to address these issues and make the journey more comfortable.
For Your Bumps, Bruises or Minor Injuries
Arnica is also a great remedy to have on hand for the more unpredictable (perhaps clumsy) moments of life. If you happen to bump into something or sustain a minor injury, apply topical arnica right away to limit swelling and help heal subsequent bruising. Arnica is especially great if you have kids or play sports and need first aid that is quick, easy, and safe.
When You Just Feel Sore or Achy
Sometimes our bodies ache from head to toe, especially after an intense physical challenge, when we are sick, or generally fatigued. Oral arnica tablets can relieve that achy feeling and can even be taken if you anticipate strenuous activity or physical discomfort ahead. Just be sure to follow the directions closely for the arnica product you choose.