Guest Post: Homepathy

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Did you know that there is a fast, effective and safe way to relieve the pain of sports and exercise-related injuries? Fans include Tour de France cyclists, David Beckham, Martina Navratilova and Dr Jean Marcel Ferret, who worked with the French national soccer team (1993-2004) . Here’s why he is such a fan:
"I am open to all techniques. As a sports doctor I quickly discovered that, except for anti-inflamatories and muscle relaxants, I was very limited in the care of athletes. I began to use homeopathy, first occasionally, and then more and more. At first the athletes were surprised and even wary. So I explained how and why homeopathy acts. The greatest value in sports? Its speed of action. I can use it directly on the soccer field, within seconds of the trauma, and note the results almost immediately."

Homeopathy is a Greek word that means ‘similar suffering’. It is a system of medicine based on a natural law that “Like cures Like”. This means if a substance can make a healthy person ill it can also be used to make a person who is ill, in a similar way, get better. The remedies are given in tiny doses and do not show up in competitive drug tests.

Using Homeopathy for a First aid situation is usually very easy, because nearly all of us react in a very similar way to injuries. If you or I are silly enough to walk into a wall we will both get a bruise. For this reason it is often possible to say for injury “A” homeopathic medicine “B” will be of help and greatly reduce your discomfort and healing time. It’s very easy to spot a “SNAP”…

The greatest first aid remedy in Homeopathy is Arnica. It helps to reduce bruising, and also alleviates the shock associated with a physical trauma. The only danger with Arnica is that its reputation as a "miracle cure" means people try to use it for everything!

For best results you need to remember that a remedy is only truly homeopathic if it can produce a similar pattern of suffering in a healthy person. This handy guide will help you.

head, Arnica 30c
muscles, Arnica 30c
soft tissue, Arnica 30c
coccyx, Hypericum 30c
spine, Hypericum 30c
nerve-rich areas (e.g fingers / toes), Hypericum 30c
bone surface, Ruta 30c
palms of hands, Ledum 30c
soles of feet, Ledum 30c
tendons / ligaments, usually Ruta 30c or if not try Rhus tox 30c
shins or bones near surface, Ruta 30c
for breasts /deep tissue, Bellis perennis 30c
for broken bones, Symphytum 30c and Calc phos in any X potency (take one dose of each for 7 days after injury is in a cast)

fear, Aconite 30c
long-lasting after-effects, Arnica 30c
shock, Arnica 30c
splinters, Silica 30c

How much should you take? Always err on taking the minimum amount to trigger your body's own healing response. If you take one pill feel better and stay better there is nothing more to do. If the benefit wears off take another dose. If there is no benefit reassess and choose one that matches your injury better.

Twenty years ago, I designed a kit which is now an international best-seller it has 18 Homeopathic Remedies (in 30c potency) including most of the ones mentioned here:
Aconite, Apis, Arnica, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Bryonia, Cantharis, Chamomilla, Gelsemium,
Hypericum, Ignatia, Ledum, Merc Viv, Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Silica. It is small enough to fit in a large pocket and includes A Guide to Homeopathy for First Aid.

You'll be amazed how well these remedies work.  Wishing you all fun and fitness! 

Mary Aspinwall, PCH, is a Homeopath and Founder of

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