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Pleasant Garden, NC
A 39-year-old female asked:

is it better to use heating pad r an ice pack on a swollen arm?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Good question: Western medicine says use ice/cold to decrease swelling and then warmth after a coupe days. Eastern medicine does not like cold at all as it causes constriction and keeps toxins local where heat increases circulation and removal of toxins. Do what makes it feel better for you. If injured, take homeopathic arnica. It helps. If it is not an injury, please be seen.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2019

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