The miracles of non-modern medicine: highlighting homeopathic treatments

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Before reading this article look at the two choices before you and decide which you would prefer to put into your body.

Choice 1.

  • Chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance
  • Nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Upset stomach, mild heartburn, diarrhea, constipation
  • Drowsiness or headache

Choice 2.

  • All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects
    • Mild redness or irritation of the skin

Every athlete, serious or not, is going to find themselves waking up in the morning with some aches and pains that hamper their everyday activity. Many other athletes feel they need something to allow them to play up to their top level.

A majority of those people reach for some type of anti-inflammatory or pain killer found in pharmacies, supermarkets, and convenience stores around the country. A few popular choices are Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Motrin. However, there are other, better, options that people are not familiar with, to help stave off those nagging injuries.

At the beginning of the article I provided a list of potential side effects of two different medicines.  Choice 1 lists side effects of commonly used pain killers and anti-inflammatory’s such as Motrin and Aspirin.

Choice 2 is the one potential side effect listed for the homeopathic medicine Arnica Montana.

Both lists were compiled from the website www.drugs.com. To be fair, on other websites I did see other possible side effects listed but all said that in diluted doses Arnica was considered safe for use with little potential for side effects.

Looking at those two lists again which would you rather use?

My experience with medicines as a top level junior and division 1 college player consisted predominately of homeopathic medicines. I used a combination of products to assist with daily pain, bumps and bruises, and more serious sprains and strains.

The two main ingredients I use in place of the common medicines are Arnica Montana and Calendula Officinalis.

Arnica is an everyday remedy used for bumps, bruises, swelling, and muscle stiffness. It is a great pain reliever for tennis elbow, sprained ankles, and knee tendonitis.

Calendula is used for burns, rashes, and blisters. Great for sore fingers or toes and after that summer day you forgot to use sunscreen.

Many people will have concerns when using products they are unfamiliar with and something their doctor didn’t recommend. The two things two understand is that, for one, there are no major side effects, and two, there are many different types, gels, creams, pills, tinctures, if one does not work there will be others to try and they are all natural and plant based for limited health risks.

Heel-BHI Traumeel Ointment (50g)

For anyone on the fence, free samples of Heel-BHI Traumeel, a muscle pain and anti-inflammatory cream with both Arnica and Calendula, is available from www.thetennisdepot.com.

I would suggest anyone looking for an alternative to modern medicine give Traumeel a try. Or any other Arnica based product they might find.

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2 Responses to “The miracles of non-modern medicine: highlighting homeopathic treatments”

  1. robyn Josephs Says:

    i find homeopathics work best if you use them as soon as the injury happens. and if they work and it wears off, keep using them as often as needed

  2. steve Says:

    Great post. Keep ’em coming!

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