Arnica Montana – Great First Aid

Auto accidents, sports injuries, slips-trips-falls, or just overdoing-it can leave your body traumatized. While an OTC drug such as ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, or naproxen can offer pain relief, you might consider arnica montana to help your body heal the trauma naturally.

Arnica montana is available in pellet and gel form. The pellets are for sub-lingual internal use, they dissolve under your tongue, while the gels are topical and applied to the skin. Both forms are FDA approved for “muscle aches and stiffness, swelling from injuries, and discoloration from bruising.” The pellets are readily available, from most health food stores including Nature’s Way and Whole Foods

Homeopathic preparations made from arnica come in several strengths or potencies. The lowest potency, 6C, is very fast acting, high intensity with short duration – so it provides more immediate results, but the effects wear off quickly.  The next level is 12C; this tends to have less intensity but longer duration. The highest over the counter potency is 30C which exhibits moderate intensity with very long duration.

The next time you feel the “ouch,” consider a combined healing process using modern drugs, homeopathic solutions, and hands on healing therapeutic massage!

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One comment on “Arnica Montana – Great First Aid
  1. This is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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