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Weleda Arnica Oil
Arnica tea: Arnica montana is a composite flower found in mountainous meadows. It was previously used as a tea or tincture, but it's no longer used in full strength internally because of potential toxicity. Homeopathically it's safe, and can be used for trauma with bruising ; swelling. The german commission e approved it for topical use -- it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects. ...Read more
Arnica: Arnica gel has been used for centuries as a pain killer & topical anti-inflammatory, & to heal wounds several studies have found that arnica gel is no better than a placebo at pain relief. However, other studies have found that it decreased pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory effect. That said, if there is no inflammation, arnica would not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?
Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read more
Arnica: You might be referring to the capsule preparation of the homeopathic remedy arnica montana, called sinecch. This has arnica in different potencies to be used the day before, the day of, and a few days after surgery. It's usually not necessary to use it longer than that. http://www.alpinepharm.com/ it's also not the only homeopathic remedy which might be needed after trauma such as surgery. ...Read more
With right use, yes: Homeopathic arnica helps especially in trauma & pain with bruising -- like contusions, sprains, and even surgical trauma. Research with face lift patients showed significantly less bruising: http://archfaci.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=480929 when correctly matched to the person's symptoms, remedies work by stimulating innate restorative systems. Arnica can help in concussions too. ...Read more
Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop taking Arnica!!: I assume you're referring to arnica herb (http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). So when it comes to dietary supplements, if they bother you in some way, stop taking them. If you know that you've been taking too much arnica (or whatever else), just cut your dose. Of course, if you believe side effect is due to prescription medication, discuss side effects w/family doc & prepare option. ...Read more
Homeopathic remedies: I'm guessing you may have received this as a lotion or cream. It's a combination remedy which can be topically applied to sprains and bruises -- it may decrease pain, inflammation and bruising. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds. Arnica and belladonna are each homeopathic remedies which can be used in acute illnesses and in long-term chronic cases. A homeopath can help you with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What are some good homeopathic medicine before & I am confused about the dosing. is arnica monata 6c or 30c stronger?
Thousands of them: There are literally thousands of good homeopathic medicines, but using the right one depends on the problem you're having. I believe you might mean Arnica montana, not "monata." 30C is stronger than 6C, but there may still be some of the original material in the 6C. This means the 6C can affect your system as a material quantity herbal medicine as well as a potentized homeopathic remedy. ...Read more
I have 2 small hickeys on my neck, they arent too bad but i need them gone by tomorrow, i got pomada de arnica ointment, will that be effective?
Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are homeopathic remedies like cobrynol and arnica tablets really safe to use? How effective are they? Are they safe to take with other OTC pain meds?
Most homeopathy safe: Almost all homeopathic remedies are extremely safe & often effective though i reserve judgment on cobrynol; the main exception is low potencies of toxic substances;cobrynol does not reveal potency on its website & does list many side effects but most homeopathics have no side effects;consider nyloxin, a similar product with a longer track record (though it can have mild side effects)- see comment:. ...Read more