By Cheryl Long, LMT I’ve been a massage therapist for more than a decade. That translates
Injuries can be frustrating, keeping us away from the activities we love. Fortunately, there’s a way to assist the body’s natural healing process, leading to a swifter recovery. Whether you’re raising an accident-prone kid, trying to get back in the game after a sports injury, or recouping after a mishap, homeopathic Arnica can significantly enhance your recovery.
Arnica is beneficial for a wide variety of minor injuries to the muscles, bones, and connective tissues. If your symptoms include bruising or if your injury is aggravated by movement, then homeopathic Arnica is likely to help.1 Arnica stimulates your body’s natural healing process, facilitating blood flow through the area, which helps to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and reabsorb bruising. As long as your skin isn’t broken, you can apply Arnica topically in a cream or gel form. For internal aches and pains, you may see greater benefits if you take homeopathic Arnica in a pill or tablet form.2
Arnica for Bruises
Arnica is the #1 homeopathic treatment available to heal bruises faster—so you don’t have to live with that tenderness and discoloration any longer than necessary. Bruising occurs when blood vessels break and spill blood below the skin. You can apply Arnica to the bruised skin, as a topical gel or cream. For deep bruising, you may also want to take Arnica by mouth.
Arnica for Pain
In the event of an accident or injury, you should first consult with a medical professional. For minor injuries homeopathic Arnica can help relieve the pain and swelling. Arnica is an excellent choice for supplemental therapy in the first 24-48 hours after an injury.3
Other Injuries that Benefit from Arnica
Arnica is a versatile remedy with benefits for a wide range of injuries and maladies. The list includes back pain, knee pain, minor arthritis pain, and muscle aches. In all of these cases, Arnica taken in the early stages can relieve discomfort and speed recovery. If your injury is chronic, you may benefit from consulting a professional homeopath who can develop a customized course of natural healing for you.