Accidents Do Happen – Here’s What you Can Do
Homeopathy, Herbs and Acupuncture
It’s a Holiday Weekend – Please be careful!
But if you do have an accident or trauma – here are your holistic resources
(by the way – these hints also apply to your animal friends and children)
(Please remember to always consult with your MD or health practitioner if you are not sure how to handle an emergency. Always call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room in the case of bleeding or severe trauma. Holistic treatments can sometimes be used instead of conventional treatments. But in many cases it’s best to use both together. Do not hestitate to use your MD to get a diagnosis.)
Sprains and Strains and Fractures: God forbid, you should trip and fall, or lift something heavy or sprain an ankle. But if you do, the first line of defense is homeopathic Arnica 30C – 5 pills, 3X per day. And of course, raise and ice the area immediately. If there is significant swelling, you may want to get an X-Ray as well to assure there is no fracture. If there is a fracture, then take Symphytum 6C. For bruised tendons, take Ruta grav 12C. Even it it’s a fracture, acupuncture done above and below the cast will increase the blood flow to the area so it heals faster
Neck, Shoulder and Back Injury: Herbal formulas Traumenex and Back Support are your best bets for healing these types of injuries. Homeopathic Magnesium phosphoricum 6C 3X per day will also help to keep the muscles from tensing up. If from a trauma, always do Arnica 30C for the first 48 hours. Homeopathic Backache from Standard Process will also help. Acupuncture will reduce the pain and inflammation and help it to heal faster.
Headaches from Sun Exposure: Homeopathic Natrum carbonicum 30C is your first line of defense for headaches from dehydration and being out in the sun for too long. Be sure to stay hydrated and use mineral drops or some type of electrolyte water. Acupuncture will shorten the headache duration and reduce it’s intensity.
Lacerations, Cuts, Bruises: Wash the area with soap and water and diluted peroxide. If it doesn’t stop bleeding, go to the emergency room for stitches. Use topical Calendula ointment to heal the wound more quickly. To help a laceration heal if it doesn’t need stitches, (and for anal fissures,) use Symphytum ointmet topically. To prevent infection, ask me about herbal antibiotics and immune boosters.
Burns: Your first line of defense is homeopathic Cantharis 30C – 5 pills, 3X per day taken under the tongue for 3-4 days to reduce swelling and pain. Also you can apply Calendula ointment.
Bug Bites and Stings: Keep Apis mel 30C on hand for any insect bite or sting. It works wonders! If there is shock and severe allergy, then use Aconite 30C alternating with Apis mel.
Sunburn: Hydrate with electrolyte water immediately. Homeopathic Kali phos 6C – 3X per day will shorten the duration of the symptoms. Acupuncture will also help a lot.
Overindulgence or Food Poisoning: Always keep Nux vom 30C on hand for any type of food issue or digestive issue. For food poisoning your first line of treatment is Ars alb 30C – 5 pills, 3X per day. This will shorten the duration of the symptoms and in some cases stop it in it’s tracks. This is one of the first homeopathic remedies I ever took that provedd to me the dramatic effectiveness of homeopathy. Doing acupuncture on the Stomach and Spleen meridians will help return the GI track to normal.
Insomnia: Wound up from too much excitement or partying? LOL. 😆 Use Magnesium Glycenate capsules – a couple before bedtime. Also I like Neuroscience Kavinace Ultra PM. And homeoapthic Coffea crudum 30C. If the insomnia is from grief or saddness then use Ignatia 30C instead of Coff crud. All my patients say that they sleep so much better after their acupuncture treatments.