*Disclaimer: Contact emergency services when a severe injury occurs. Consult with a physician anytime you start a new healthcare modality, such as homeopathy.
Arnica montana is a homeopathic remedy that has been widely accepted and adopted within two mainstream communities: plastic surgeons, and runners. But there are so many other communities which are riddled with injury and exercise soreness (athletics, weight training, physical therapy, and orthopedic medicine – to name a few). Why these remedies have not infiltrated these communities is beyond me. Maybe that’s where this article comes in…?
Arnica is so wildly effective for injuries that my own son’s doctor thought he was faking a broken bone since Arnica prevented swelling and bruising completely. What?! I tell this story in the video below, but keep reading for the list of remedies which are known to assist with injuries, soreness, and invasive procedures!
Arnica is a remedy that I always have on hand, even when on the go. But there are many other remedies for injuries that one should consider when faced with an injury or invasive procedure. If you or someone you know sustains an injury, has exercise soreness, or has a procedure coming up, read about these remedies below and choose the one that fits the situation most!
Choose the Best Homeopathic Remedy for Your Injury
- Arnica: For physical, emotional, or mental trauma. Person may be in shock, even denying that they are injured. For direct trauma to the body resulting in bruising, swelling, sprains, and strains. For exercise soreness. Do not apply arnica cream directly to wounds.
- Eupatorium perfoliatum: For deep bone pain after injury.
- Ruta graveolens: For bone injuries. Use this if Arnica does not help and if the pain from the fracture is extreme and the person feels weak. Relieves strained ligaments and tendons.
- Bellis perennis: For injuries due to lifting or other injury to the “trunk” area. Injury to female organs. Injuries causing stiffness. May be helpful for injury where arnica failed. Injuries which may feel better from pressure, continued motion, or cold applications.
- Symphytum: Assists in the healing of bone injuries or procedures (don’t use until the bone is set or in a cast).
- Calc phos: Assists in the healing of bone injuries or procedures (don’t use until the bone is set or in a cast).
- Hypericum: For nerve pain from injury or procedures. Pain may be radiating from the site of injury. For pain in locations where there are a lot of nerves (gums, fingers, toes, etc.).
- Phosphorus: If much bleeding is expected during a procedure. Bright red bleeding after injury.
- Rhus tox: For pain or injuries which feel better when in motion or the person is moving about.
- Bryonia: For injuries where the person wants to remain completely still and is in worse pain when in motion or moving.
- Calendula: For wounds which are slow to heal.
- Aconite: Can be useful when a person is in a strong panic after an injury, or is extremely fearful before a procedure. They may be afraid they are going to die.