A CASE STUDY

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They would rub the herb di­rectly onto the skin where the bruise ap­peared, and some­times brewed it as a tea.

This is the first rem­edy to reach for in most cases of in­juries. Keep this handy if you have ac­tive chil­dren, as bumps and bruises al­ways follow them around! You can use this rem­edy di­rectly on the skin in a cream or gel form, but do not use it on open wounds. Ar­nica is also use­ful for shock of any mus­cu­lar in­jury. It is es­pe­cially valu­able for bruis­ing, or when you feel phys­i­cally or emotionally ex­hausted after a rough day at work. A few drops of ar­nica oil in a warm bath will help to wash all of those feel­ings away.

This rem­edy not only cov­ers the every­day bumps and bruises, but also the more ex­ten­sive in­juries from surgery, lab­o­rand-de­liv­ery, and den­tal work. Many plas­tic sur­geons use it in their prac­tices. A dose given be­fore surgery and taken ev­ery 3–4 hours after surgery speeds up re­cov­ery. Of­ten after an ac­ci­dent, a per­son may want to be left alone and say, “Don’t touch me, I’m fine!” This is an “ar­nica state,” from a home­o­pathic point of view.

Here are some sit­u­a­tions in which ar­nica may be in­di­cated, and signs and symp­toms to look for be­fore you reach for this rem­edy:

The pa­tient is mo­rose, wants to be left

The au­thor of sev­eral books on home­opa­thy, in­clud­ing

Dorothy Shep­herd re­calls how ar­nica helped to heal a se­ri­ous in­jury

Ben was a 12-year-old boy at a school camp whose foot was struck by a brick and badly lac­er­ated. He was taken to the lo­cal hos­pi­tal, X-rayed, given six stitches, and kept in bed for a week. When I saw him 10 days after the ac­ci­dent, his in­jured foot was still nearly twice the size of the nor­mal one; he was un­able to put pres­sure on it. The ad­he­sive ban­dages, which had been used as a dress­ing, had al­lowed the stitches to be­come in­fected (sep­tic), which ac­counted for some of the pain. After a good soak with calendula, the sep­tic con­di­tion im­proved. With ar­nica 3 times daily, a week later he was cured and dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal. This was some­one who was un­able to move for 10 days, and be­gan walk­ing two days after the first dose of ar­nica! How long would it have been be­fore he could have walked if left to the stan­dard or ortho­dox meth­ods of treat­ment? alone and in peace, and is un­will­ing to be spo­ken to. Pain is in­tol­er­a­ble, and there is great fear of be­ing touched or ap­proached. An in­abil­ity to con­cen­trate and an aver­sion to any kind of ef­fort, even talk­ing. Loss of nor­mal self-con­fi­dence. When a se­ri­ously ill per­son states, “I’m al­right. Why bother with a doc­tor?” Trauma or in­jury— big or small—to chil­dren, adults, or an­i­mals. Shock. After surgery and den­tal work. After hard la­bor and child­birth. After run­ning a marathon, a long bike ride, or other heavy ex­er­cise. Feel­ing beaten up men­tally and emotionally. Feel­ing as if you have been an emo­tional punch­ing bag for some­one, such as a boss, part­ner, child, or par­ent. Ac­ci­dents, big or small, from trip­ping or fall­ing to be­ing in a car ac­ci­dent. In­jury to any mus­cle with bruis­ing. Feel­ings of fear after shock. Be­ing star­tled awake from sleep after a shock, ac­ci­dent, or fright. Feel­ing bet­ter when ly­ing down, or ly­ing with the head low or out­stretched. Feel­ing worse at rest or at night. Feel­ing worse after drink­ing al­co­hol.

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