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This remedy is available in topical forms (gel, cream and ointment), as well as in pellet form for general action.
This is a medicine for trauma affecting the nerve endings, such as wounds or crushed fingers, and causing intense pain throbbing alongside the nerve pathway.
This homeopathic medicine is used for muscle aches and stiffness caused by strenuous efforts, and relieved by slowly moving the affected limbs. It is especially useful during physical therapy, when the pain is more intense at the beginning of the session.
This relieves sprains and strain from trauma or overexertion, affecting ligaments and tendons.
Arnica Montana is taken internally to relieve pain, bruising and swelling caused by trauma, overexertion or surgery.
This remedy is often indicated for injuries resulting from collisions, falls, and twisting or wrenching motions that occur in active sports. It is especially indicated for bruising injuries involving the abdomen, trunk, and pelvis or deeper body areas. Bellis perennis may also be given for bruising, sprains, or strains when Arnica has been tried without significant result. Aggravation from soaking, or from wet applications, is another indication for this remedy.
This is a homeopathic medicine that relieves bruising around the eyes. It is usually associated with Arnica.
This remedy is sometimes used to ease muscular soreness and fatigue caused by overexertion. It may also help to relieve the cramps or spasms that occur after intense exercise.
Select the medicine that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.
Many homeopathic physicians suggest that medicines be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the medicine work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different medicine.
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and "Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance" in Homeopathic Medicine.
The homeopathic medicines listed here may help ease the aches and pains of physical exertion, and are useful as first aid for injuries. If any pain or injury seems serious, a medical practitioner should be consulted.
Last Review: 10-31-2012
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