Pain from acute injuries can stem from minor burns and cuts to those obtained from sports-related activities, such as muscle strain, sprains and bruises. Besides using R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation), homeopathic remedies can help alleviate the pain from acute injuries and help return the body to a natural state of balance.
For joint-type pain from injury, take a 30c dose of Bryonia every four hours for a maximum of two days. Bryonia, also known as Bryony and Wild Hops, is a member of the gourd family. The remedy Bryonia is derived from the plant’s roots and has been used as a homeopathic remedy for many ailments for several hundred years, including headache and joint-type pains.
When acute injuries involve shock and trauma, take a 30c dose of Arnica every three to four hours until symptoms subside, with a maximum of four doses a day. For minor burns and scalds, take a 30c dose of Arnica every 15 minutes, with a maximum of three doses a day. Arnica is an herb native to Europe and Siberia, but there are also many species of it that grow in the United States and Canada. In homeopathy, Arnica is often used as a remedy in first-aid situations as well as those that stem from acute injury such as sprains or strains to the joints. It works particularly well to prevent muscle aches if used both prior to, and after, sports-related activities.
For injuries with pain related to sprains and strains, take a 6c dose of Ruta four times daily until stiffness and pain subside, with a maximum of two days. Ruta is an evergreen shrub, indigenous to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia and is also referred to as Rue and Herb of Grace.
For pain from cuts and grazes, take a 30c dose of Hypericum every two hours until pain diminishes, for a maximum of three days in a row. For minor eye and ear injuries, take a 30c dose of Hypericum every half hour until symptoms subside, for no more than a maximum of 10 doses. For injuries that include shooting-type pains, take a 16c dose of Hypericum every hour until pain diminishes, with a maximum of four doses a day. Hypericum, also referred to as St. John’s wort, is a perennial flower native to Europe, Asia and throughout North America.
For minor cuts and grazes, take a 6c dose of Ledum every two hours for a maximum of six doses. For acute injuries such as stings that involve both pain and swelling, take a 6c dose of Ledum every eight hours for a maximum of three days. Ledum is one of the more common homeopathic remedies suitable for many acute injuries such as cuts, grazes, puncture wounds, eye injuries and stings. An evergreen shrub, found throughout North America, Ledum is also referred to as Marsh Tea or Wild Rosemary.