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Injuries

ARNICA can be given immediately following any physical trauma, accident, or injury. 

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Type of Injury

Bruises/Soft tissue damage:

‘Black and blue’—ARNICA, Ruta

Long lasting bruises, go green—LEDUM

Burns and Scalds (minor):

Affected area is:

Better for cold applications—CANTHARIS

Better for warm applications—Arsenicum album

Blistering, hot, and stinging—Apis mellifica

Red, hot, and throbbing—BELLADONNA

Slow to heal—SILICEA

Bursitis:

Worse for ANY movement or pressure, better for rest and cold application. Red, swollen, and hot joints with sharp, tearing pain on movement—BRYONIA

Worse for heat and touch. Red, shiny, swollen joint with stinging, sore pain—APIS MELLIFICA

Cuts/Lacerations/Wounds:

‘Homeopathic antiseptic’—CALENDULA

Areas rich in sentient nerves (fingers, toes)—HYPERICUM

Deep tissue (e.g. abdominal surgery)—BELLIS PERENNIS

Dissecting wounds—ARSENICUM ALBUM, Apis mellifica, Silicea

Lacerations—CALENDULA

Post-surgery—Arnica, Bellis perennis, Calendula, Hypericum

Dislocation:

ARNICA, RHUS TOXICODENDRON, RUTA, Belladonna, Ignatia

Fractures:

Before setting:

With severe pain and swelling—ARNICA, Calendula

Worse for slightest movement, sharp pains—BRYONIA

After bone has been set:

Classic homeopathic remedy protocol for fractures—Alternate one dose Calcarea phosphorica 6c AM and one dose of Symphytum 6c PM for 7-14 days.

Slow to heal fractures—RUTA, Silicea

Muscles:

Rhus toxicodendron

Nerves:

HYPERICUM, Ledum

Overexertion, from:

BELLIS PERENNIS, Arnica, Arsenicum album, Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta

Puncture wounds:

LEDUM, Hypericum

Rupture:

Muscles—Calendula

Tendons—Rhus toxicodendron

Sprains/strains

RHUS TOXICODENDRON, RUTA, Arnica, Bellis perennis

Tendonitis

RUTA, Rhus toxicodendron

Location of Injury

Ankle:

Arnica, Ledum, Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta

Back:

Cervical—ARNICA, HYPERICUM

Coccyx—HYPERICUM

Lumbar—BRYONIA

Spine—HYPERICUM, Apis, Arnica, Ledum, Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta, Silicea

Chronic injuries of spine- BELLIS PERENNIS, Ignatia, Nux vomica

Compression—HYPERICUM

Lifting aggravates- RHUS TOXICODENDRON, Arnica, Nux vomica, Ruta

Whiplash—BELLIS PERENNIS

Bone:

Bruises—RUTA

Elbow:

Tennis elbow—RHUS TOXICODENDRON, Arnica, Bryonia

Eyes:

Black eye—LEDUM

Strained from over-use—RUTA

Mouth:

Post dental treatment, minor medical procedures—CALENDULA, HYPERICUM

Hand:

Contusion, sprain—ARNICA, Bellis perennis, Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta

Fracture with laceration—HYPERICUM

Laceration—CALENDULA

Finger/Nails—HYPERICUM, Silicea

Head:

Concussion—ARNICA, Belladonna, Hypericum, Ledum, Silicea

Head injury with open wound or laceration—Calendula

Hip—Rhus toxicodendron

Joints—Arnica, Bryonia, Rhus toxicodendron

Shoulder—Rhus toxicodendron

Wrist—RUTA, Arnica, Bryonia, Hypericum, Rhus toxicodendron