Arnica is the number one remedy to consider for recent and past, primarily physical, trauma to the body. This trauma may have occurred through accidents, injuries, surgery, bruising, head injuries, sprains, childbirth, dental work, or even jet lag. Arnica promotes healing by controlling bleeding, reducing swelling, and preventing the formation of pus. -Atlanta Classic Homeopathy
Arnica is amazing stuff. I don’t want you to confuse this with just regular old Arnica though. Regular arnica can be dangerous to ingest. I’m talking about homeopathic arnica.
Homeopathic Arnica Safety
Homeopathy is not like our medicine of today. If you are going to understand homeopathy, you have to really just disregard everything you have been taught about medicine and realize homeopathy is absolutely foreign.
If modern medicine was the English written word, herbal remedies would be the French written word, but homeopathy would be Japanese Kanji. Does that make sense? It’s TOTALLY different. It functions on a different level, in a different way and has different principle entirely.
Why We Should Carry Arnica in Our Purses
Arnica can help with trauma wounds even if they are really old, but the most miraculous demonstrations of arnica’s ability happen when we give arnica withing about ten minutes of the initial injury. It can prevent the injury from taking a turn for the worst. Paramedics and ER doctors with education in homeopathy have even claimed to have reduced or reversed traumatic brain injuries by promptly giving arnica.
YOU and I must take children to the ER or urgent care for head trauma, but what about bumps on he knees?
One homeopath wrote:
Arnica is also a great absorber of blood. For example, my patients have had amazing experiences with their kids who bump their heads and get a big egg on their forehead, which of course means there is a hematoma, a leakage of blood. With Arnica the swelling goes right down and then they don’t have to take their kids to the emergency room. –Dr. Luc De Schepper, M.D., Ph.D., D.I. Hom., C.Hom., Lic. Ac.
I have to say that I disagree with not needing to take a child to the ER with what would have been an otherwise serious injury. I like to take advantage of every single opportunity to protect my children. I know I’m not a doctor. I’m not going to presume to diagnose a children on my own. That’s not my job. I am just a mom, and my job is to do everything in my power to take care of them.
In the event of a serious injury, I think that means going to the hospital, but for smaller bumps and bruises, I think using homeopathic arnica as directed on the bottle is a great thing!