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arnica gelWhat is Arnica Gel?
Arnica Gel is non-greasy, non-sticky gel quickly absorbed by the skin. Arnica (Arnica Montana) is a homeopathic anti-inflammatory that may be used for traumatic injury, bruises, strained joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, tensive backache, concussion, stroke, heart strain and reduces pain and bleeding after surgery.
Arnica Gel has also been clinically proven to relieve the symptoms of ostearthritis of the knee, with 76 per cent of patients willing to use the treatment again. The mulitcentre trial was published in Advances in Therapy.
Boiron Arnica Gel:
Boiron Arnica Gel is made from freshly harvested, organically cultivated Arnica flower tincture. Arnica is known for its homeopatheic use for bumps and bruises but its herbal use as an anti-inflammatory was not widely known. Now research is proving that arnica is a very effective anti-infalmmaroty when applied topically. It helps with painful inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, stiff or sore joints.
Most kids are perpetual motion machines. In the course of a regular day, it is not uncommon for an active child to bang into several hard objects and wake up the next day with an assortment of new bruises. As parents, you have learned to accept these bruises as a normal part of childhood. The question, then, is when should you worry that your child is bruising too much.
While very rare, there are instances when bruising in children is the first sign of a health problem. These problems could include clotting disorders such as hemophilia, infections, liver disease, cancers, and vitamin deficiencies (vitamin C in particular). There are also times when it is a sign that a child is being physically abused.
Here are some clues that the bruising is related to a more serious problem:
Bleeding from the gums
Bleeding from a cut or a nosebleed that continues even after applying pressure for 20 minutes to the injured area
Lots of lumpy, tender lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
Belly pain or a hard mass in the belly
Bruising all over the body without a recent big fall
Swollen and tender joints
Bruises that are a strange shape and that appear on the back, head, or genitals
Signs of serious illness, including fevers that come and go, constant fatigue, or weight loss
Local injury or trauma
Viral infection or illness affecting blood coagulation
Medical treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy
Birth (petechiae in the newborn)
Aging skin (ecchymosis)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (petechiae and purpura)
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (purpura)· Leukemia (purpura and ecchymosis)
Anticoagulants such as warfarin or heparin (ecchymosis)
Bob Woolmer on 2007-04-17
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In late 2004 I developed bursitis in the left shoulder. It wasn't the most severe case ever, but was extremely uncomfortable. At first, I found relief mixing Oil of Oregano with coconut oil and rubbing it on the area. Then, following Joe De Lavera's advice for other issues, I took Arnica 30C in the wet dose twice a day for several months. I soon forgot about the bursitis, experiencing no symptoms while taking the Arnica twice per day.
During 2006 and no longer taking the Arnica twice daily, the bursitis symptoms returned. At that point I tried Boiron's Arnica Gel and it also provides good relief.
The bursitis is still present and begins to return periodically. I just use the Arnica Gel twice per day for two or three days and the symptoms are relieved for a week or two. I've been using the gel this way for almost a year with continued success. That's quite a benefit when the main treatment allopaths offer is periodic cortisone shots, which have very undesireable side effects.
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>then, following joe de lavera's advice for other issues, i took arnica 30c in the wet dose twice a day for several months>
did u ever notice any side effetcs at all while wet dose arnica 30 c for *continuous use?
i just need to confirm this as i do use it mostly .
livex on 2007-04-23
It took Arnica 30C in the wet dose twice daily for almost 18 months and never noticed any adverse effects. I stopped smoking fairly easily the second month after using Arnica. I still take it on a less frequent basis because I occasionally use other remedies and decided not to mix remedies if I could avoid it.
I sometimes take it and use the gel also if I notice any new flare-up of bursitis, and sometimes I just use the gel. Depends on how sensitive the new flare-up seems.
Will88 on 2007-04-23
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