With my recent injury of a sprained ankle, and having healed so quickly (back on my feet the next night, with very little bruising or swelling) I thought I’d write about sport injuries. Homeopathy is a valuable, non-toxic method of natural healing for sports injuries, accidents leading to sprains or fractures, or for the prevention of over strain, leading to potential injury. The use of homeopathic remedies for stimulating the process of self-healing is extremely effective for musculoskeletal trauma and injuries. With the help of a qualified homeopath the correct remedy is found by matching the symptoms of the patient to the indicated remedy. Symptoms are the body’s attempt to heal itself and offer an accurate language as to the problem needing correction. The remedies given often correspond to the cause of injury or illness, such as physical or emotional trauma, effects of hot or cold temperatures, or whether there was any bruising, nerve damage or puncture wounds. Specific locations of injuries and types of tissue affected are also taken into account. Therefore, the final choice of the remedy selection depends on the exact, unique symptoms of the person. Make an appointment with Juliette on 0400 659 032.
Arnica montana (Leopard’s bane) is made from a Daisy-like plant and is the first remedy given for any type of physical trauma to prevent bruising, swelling and pain.
Hypericum (St. John’s wart) is for the treatment of damaged nerves from a blow or fall affecting the spine, head, coccyx or fingertips. Hypericum can also can prevent infections from cuts or wounds.
Bellis perenius (Daisy) is similar to Arnica, but for more chronic injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injuries.
Ledum (Labrador Tea) is for deep bruising or puncture wounds from a sharp object. It is a well-known remedy for arthritis and gout, as well as for insect bites.
Rhus tox (Poison Ivy) has a strong affinity to chronic joint problems such as osteoarthritis.
Ruta graviolens (Garden Rue) is helpful when there has been trauma to the tendons, periosteum or cartilage. It has a strong affinity to shoulder joints, Achilles tendon, wrists, knees, lower back and spine.
Symphytum (Comfrey), well known as “Knit Bone” in herbal medicine accelerates the healing of fractures and has been confirmed in homeopathy as being able to heal fractures in half the time.