How to Use Arnica

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Arnica in homeopathic potencies is the trauma remedy par excellence. This remedy is a great place to start if you want to learn about the healing effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Having some handy with you at all times, many opportunities will arise for you to use it and see rapid results.  

The potencies 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M are most frequently used. How these potencies and their derived creams are made is explained in great detail in my eBook Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, which you can buy on this blog site under the Products tab. The Spanish version will soon be available on my Spanish blog listed under the Links tab.

Arnica can be obtained from online homeopathic pharmacies, a couple of which are listed under the Links tab of this blog site.

It should be noted that Arnica will not interfere with normal medication. The pill which has a diameter of about 1 millimeter does not contain any chemicals besides milk sugar (lactose) and a tiny fraction of preservative alcohol.

What it does contain is information that stimulates the organism to greatly accelerate trauma self-healing. If this seems incredible, so is electricity – just give it a go and try it.

Treatment with Arnica after a traumatic encounter with an escaped gorilla might even convince a diehard skeptic. Arnica gives a turbo boost to the body’s inborn healing powers, provided directly from the pharmacy of Nature. Mountain goats eat the plant after suffering falls.

Below are described a number of situations with treatment suggestions where this marvelous natural trauma remedy will ensure great relief. Treatment suggestions are given.

Injuries
Give Arnica as the first remedy after an injury. It will reduce bruising, swelling, pain and promote rapid healing.  Use the potency 200C or 1M. Arnica can be repeated once a day for some days, as necessary.  

If the injury is really severe, Arnica 1M can be repeated a number of times every 15 minutes or so. Use your judgment.

I recall the case of an oil rig worker who had fallen from a height of 10 meters a decade before he came for treatment. He had been suffering from debilitating physical pain ever since the injury. After taking Arnica 10M every day for a month he experienced great relief.

Injuries remain in your body for the rest of your life, better to alleviate them with Arnica, before you have to use crutches.

Accidents
After a serious accident, such as a car accident, or a great fall, give Arnica 1M or 10M several times (at intervals of 5, 15 or 30 minutes) until the patient improves.  For less serious accidents, potencies of Arnica such as 200C and 30C, or lower, can be used. (However, I have often been surprised at the rapid healing with low potencies such as 3C.)

Operations
After operations, Arnica 1M or 200C once a day for several days will greatly accelerate recovery.

Women will get back on their feet rapidly after childbirth if they take Arnica daily for a few days – using 1M if the going has been rough. Alternate days with Staphisagria 200C to heal cuts and lacerations or a Cesarean. Homeopathic Silica cream will reduce scarring.

Medical doctors would do well to use Arnica in treating concussions. Rapid results will be seen with the potencies 200C and 1M.  Some intensive care units are already doing this in conjunction with a homeopathic practitioner or doctor.

Hospitals treatment would be greatly enhanced with Arnica available and in use, especially in intensive care units.

Dental work
After dental work, taking a pill of Arnica 200C or 1M once or twice some hours apart will do wonders to eliminate pain and discomfort, especially after tooth extractions. Follow up with Staphysagria 200C in dental operations.

Sports
After martial arts events or boxing matches, wrestling, challenging competitions, sports injuries, exhausting races, sprains and falls, etc., repeating Arnica 1M or 10M once a day for some days, followed by Arnica 200C a day or two will restore your form.

Players in team sports such as American football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, etc. will find Arnica quite useful for minor to severe injuries after games. Kicked shins, sprains, rough tackles, concussing headers, jarring falls, sharp elbowing, etc. all take their toll on the body and if allowed to accumulate can suddenly cut a career short.

The Armed Forces will find a great ally in Arnica – the fighting soldier’s remedy.

Emotional shock
Arnica is the perfect remedy to relieve the shock suffered by victims of robbery, rape and beatings, which are so prevalent these drug-laden days. Here high potencies such as 1M and 10M should be used, although 200C will probably do.

For shock due to the loss of a loved one, Ignatia 1M might be the best first remedy to use. See my blog post on grief and sadness remedies. As you will see in that post article, Arnica, Natrum Muriaticum and Ignatia constitute a formidable emotional trauma trio.

Body pains
Arnica cream is quite effective for healing body pains and bruises after having been pummeled (such as after martial arts events or boxing matches) – so long as there is no open wound where it is applied. Use the cream several times a day, as needed.

Remember that old injuries respond well to the application of Arnica cream.

Animals and plants
Animals also respond well to Arnica – as do plants. A couple of pills can be dissolved in their drinking bowl, or sprayed onto the tongue with a plastic syringe.  The same types of situations and potencies for humans also apply to animals.

If you see a tree that has been excessively pruned or mangled, dissolve some pills of Arnica in a bucket of water and pour it on the roots. Maybe a star will twinkle for you that evening.

Homeopathic Childbirth Remedies

Before childbirth
Should the baby be in a breech position — i.e., it will be born bottom first instead of head first — one pill of Pulsatilla 200C a week or so in advance of the expected birth date will often set the baby right before delivery.

As a preparation prior to giving birth, take one pill of Arnica 200C the day before expected delivery and just before giving birth.

Fear before giving birth
If you experience fear prior to delivery, take Aconite 1M the night before and some hours prior to giving birth.

Don’t take it at the same time as Arnica, but some hours apart, if possible.

If the fear does not respond, take Arsenicum 200C instead of Aconite.

Labor and delivery
During labor, Caulophyllym 200C (weakness of reproductive organs) will help with dilation and the delivery process.

If it does not help, take any of the following:

  • Cimicifuga 200C (with weak contractions),
  • Pulsatilla 200C (if no thirst, and the warm room is uncomfortable)
  • Gelsemium 200C (on feeling weak and trembling)

After childbirth
If there has been a perineal tear or cut, or a cesarean section during childbirth, take Staphisagria 1M several times the first day a few hours apart, followed some hours later by Arnica 1M.

Calendula cream heals cut wounds rapidly. 

For up to a week after childbirth take Arnica 200C several times a day, as you feel the need.
If you experience pain, you can alternate Arnica 200C with Hypericum 200C.
Should you not have any of the above potencies, you can take any other available lower potency of the remedy concerned more frequently.

Remedy List
Aconite 1M
Arnica 200C
Arsenicum 200C
Calendula cream
Caulophyllum 200C
Cimicifuga 200C
Gelsemium 200C
Hypericum 200C
Pulsatilla 200C

Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from the web:

In the US:
Homeopathy Overnight

In the UK:
Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy