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Treatment of Acne in Teenagers

It is not commonly known that Arnica 6c in the Wet dose can cure Acne in young adults. It is possible that Arnica works by increasing the blood supply in the body especially in the micro capillaries under the skin which in turn clears the debris and thereby prevents the bacteria that are present in the hair follicles to form a lesion which eventually ends as Acne. The patient will notice that the Acne dries up without the usual suppuration in a couple of days.

I have helped hundreds of teenagers to overcome their Acne with Arnica 6c in the Wet dose, taken twice daily. It is also necessary to apply the remedy water on the lesions on the face with the finger tips to accelerate the cure.

Arnica is not listed in the Repertories and Materia Medicas now in use in classical Homeopathy and it is my hope that this remedy will be listed in text books that will be printed in the future. Arnica can be listed as the Ultimate Remedy for Acne. You are invited to type ACNE into the Search Box to read the many cases I have helped prior to 2006 when I was last active on the ABC.

I have also recorded many other ailments that can be helped by Arnica and you can read about them by typing 'Arnica the Miracle Remedy' into the Search box at the top of the opening page of this Forum.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
If this is not available the Dry dose in pellets may be used but this is not as effective as the remedy in the original Ethanol pack.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops or 5 pellets of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles. This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is taken as directed.

It is understood that no other drugs or remedies that will be used if this Arnica therapy is used.
  Joe De Livera on 2010-01-23
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Dear Joe

Thank you for sharing this excellent tip for the welfare of the humanity.

It is such advancements made Homeopathy visible and stretched the boundary of the medicines to benefit common public (research in Homeopathic Pharmacy in US and by Dr. P Banerjee on Ruta 6 are great examples).

Homeopathic leaders in the past had made it way complex than it can ever be and more commonly left books for thier followers, expecting the readers to be smarter than themselves! (Nash is a typical example, where he list 20+ medicines with 10+ modalities for a simple common cold! - with no consideration of reality)

It cannot be any simple than this to use Arnica 6 wet dose for Acne.

I will certainly give a try with my patients and post back the results.

Long live you!

Reva V
Reva V last decade
hello Joe De Livera, i think its very noble of you to be this helpful.
i am currently takin 1 tablespoon arnica 30 in wet dose 3 times a day.
is this going to have the same effect or arnica 6c will be more beneficial?
i tried applying 30c wet dose on my face once..it made my skin a little weird. should i still try and apply 6c??
it'll be very kind of you to reply
ramitzz last decade
Thank you for your kind thoughts. It is my pleasure to share my 'discoveries' using standard Homeopathic remedies for ailments and diseases that are not listed in the current texts.

I have found that Arnica 6c is the better potency to treat Acne, Styes, Chalazions all of which are caused by the invasion of bacteria into the hair follicles which then result in the lesion.

I presume that you are using the remedy precisely as detailed in the Wet dose and that you have made it using 3 drops of the Liquid Dilution in Ethanol. The pellets do not have the same effect.

You reported: 'i tried applying 30c wet dose on my face once..it made my skin a little weird. should i still try and apply 6c??'

I do not think that Arnica was the cause of your skin being 'weird' as you are only using pure water which has an infinitesimal dilution of Arnica 6c in it. Remember that you are using just 3 drops of the 6c potency diluted in a 500ml bottle of spring water and this cannot possibly cause you any harm.

You may continue to use the 30c till you get the Arnica 6c.
Joe De Livera last decade
ok i'll do that..thanks
ramitzz last decade
Dear Joe,

I really appeciate your efforts in highlight Arnica a Maricle remedy. I am suffering BPH and used may medicines to overcome this problem. while search internet I got through your articles regarding Arnica and tried this remedy for Prostate and estonish to mention here it has worked efficiently in this case as well as in hyertension. I salute you for your valued contribution to the forum.

Mahfoozurrehman last decade
To Mahfoozurrehman

Thank you for confirming that Arnica is helping you with your BPH and your Hypertension.

I would appreciate if you will please start a new thread on this Forum which will then be read by many visitors to this Forum, as your adding it to this thread which pertains to the treatment of Acne seems inappropriate.

I presume that you are aware that it was I that first discovered this significant fact in 1996 when I was informed that there was no alternative in medicine for Hytrin which was prescribed for me by my Uro when I was first diagnosed with BPH. Hytrin is a Beta Blocker and works by depressing the Blood Pressure which in turn relaxes the Prostate gland and ensures that the flow of urine is eased. My discovery of Arnica for BPH can qualify as 'Joepathy' as it is not referred to in the Homeopathic texts in use today.

You have not indicated for how long you have suffered from BPH and what your Urologist has prescribed among the many medicines that you have taken. It would be of interest to members if you will please give a full case history with details of when you first experienced difficulty in voiding urine and what drugs you were prescribed in your new post on the Forum.

I shall give you more advice on the therapy that I have developed which can help your BPH in the new thread.

Please alert me by email after you post it as I may miss it otherwise.

I will be out of town over the weekend and and will not be able to reply your post till Monday.
Joe De Livera last decade
dear joe, i would also like to know if echinacea Q, berberis Q or sulphur 200 antidote arnica or hamper its effects?
ramitzz last decade
Also, i earlier read in one of your posts that we have to put 1 drop and now you say 3 drops?
how many drops of arnica 30 ethanol dilution should i use?
ramitzz last decade
May I know the reason why you wish to take:
'echinacea Q, berberis Q or sulphur 200 antidote arnica or hamper its effects?'

In another post you state:
'Also, i earlier read in one of your posts that we have to put 1 drop and now you say 3 drops?
how many drops of arnica 30 ethanol dilution should i use?'

Please read my response to your post above where I have advised you to use Arnica 6c for Acne.
Joe De Livera last decade
could you tell me something for my sweaty palms and feet too..which i can take with arnica??
ramitzz last decade
Let me deal with one ailment at a time especially since you have tolerated your sweaty palms and feet for many years.
Joe De Livera last decade
i'm seeing an improvement in my facial acne but my back,chest,arm and scalp acne have worsened..
ramitzz last decade
Glad to note that your acne has improved with Arnica.

I note in a previous post that you are taking a tablespoonful of Arnica 30c in the Wet dose thrice daily. Please reduce the frequency down to twice daily.

Please complete the questions on the questionnaire below and I shall try to help.

Joe De Livera last decade
Good Morning Joe De Livera-

I have read your posts about using Arnica to treat acne.
I am trying to get some help for my 17 year old son who has acne now for about 3 years.

I purchased Arnica 30c and read to use 3 drops of liquid into water remedy, then read I should be using Arnica 6 c, 1 drop/globule??. Which one do you suggest will do the best job and how many drops are we to use??

Please advise. Thank you so much for your help!!
surferlegend17 last decade
Arnica 6c is by far more powerful than the 30c potency that I used to prescribe about 5 years ago. You must get the Liquid Dilution in Ethanol if you wish your son to be cured. The dry pellets or globules are not of any use and I do not prescribe them any more.

I shall copy the revised instructions on making the Wet dose with Arnica 6c below and it is up to you to follow these instructions to the letter.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you take a capful which is the dose. Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before a capful of the bottle is sipped as directed.

The remedy can also be applied on the lesions on his face as often as is possible on the tips of his fingers. His fingers should not be inserted into the bottle but a small quantity of the liquid remedy can be poured out on a saucer or other flat container and the fingers used to convey the liquid to the face.

Please post his response in a week when he should be free of pimples perhaps for the first time since they started.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hello Joe De Livera-

Thank you for replying to me. I have ordered the Arnica 6c.

My son has some acne on chest and back also. Am I able to use it directly on those areas as well or just face?? Also, is it better to put on areas with fingers or should he be using cotton ball or cotton pad??

Please advise and thank you so much for your help!! I look forward to replying to you soon with results!
surferlegend17 last decade
Your son can use the remedy wherever he spots a pimple.

I have observed that when a cotton ball is used on a rash of pimples there is a possibility that some may burst and the pus is then picked up by the cotton wad. This is best avoided as it can spread the bacteria to other pores on the skin.

The finger tips are best to convey the remedy water to the lesions.
Joe De Livera last decade
hello Joe De Livera-

Just received Arnica 6c Montana today and have to use.

Questions - 1) I am using a bottled water .5L - 1 pint .9 oz- is this the right size??
2) This bottle says it is purifed water is that OK or do I specifically need to buy spring water?
3) I am dumping just a little out and then adding just 3 drops to entire bottle of water, right? Just wanted to make sure, it seems like it would be too weak to do anything. Is this the right ratio of Arnica to water or should I add more Arnica??

Also, 2 times a day drink 1 tsp or 1 tablespoon (which one) and as many times as my son remembers apply to face with fingertips. (How many times should he apply??)

I am using separate bottle of for face, body and one to drink.

Sorry Joe for all the questions, he and I just really want to give this 100% effort and want to be sure we are doing everything right.

Please advise. Thanks! Thanks!!
surferlegend17 last decade

1 500ml is OK

2 As long as the water does not smell of Chlorine it is OK. It may have been better to get Spring water which is sold in supermarkets in the US.

3 You are following my instructions precisely. I do realize that 3 drops of the Arnica 6c in 500ml water seems impossible to effect a cure but this is Homeopathy and you will soon discover that it works admirably well.

He can drink a capful of the same bottle twice daily and apply it from the other bottle as often as possible directly on the lesions.

Please report progress in a week when hopefully his lesions would have cleared up.

He can continue to take just one dose of the Arnica for a few months daily to prevent a return of his acne.

It occurs to me that you too can use it since you have 2 bottles as it is an amazing remedy that will help to improve your health status. You may like to know that I have taken it nightly since 1996.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe-

We have been using the Arnica 6 c since Wednesday, so 4 days---exactly as instructed. Do not see any improvement, maybe a little more pronounced. What should I do? Continue, change, stop??

Also, just wanted to tell you I had also previously purchased Sulphar 30C and 200C and Nox Vomica 200 C and 30c which were recommended when I first joined post. We only took one dose of 200 c Nox Vomica and then I got a reply from a gentlemen with the Arnica remedy so decided to try instead. What do you think?? Do I use any of these??

Please advise, thanks! Thanks!!
surferlegend17 last decade
I believe that there is some reason for the Arnica 6c not helping your son in the manner that it has helped thousands of teenagers who presented Acne. You have only to type 'Acne' into the Search box to read the cases I have treated for the last 5 years who confirmed that they were cured.

Please indicate the markings on the label of the Liquid Dilution that you are using as it is just possible that there may be some problem with the remedy you ordered.

The remedies you have mentioned cannot help Acne. Do not use them.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe-
I purchased the Arnica Montana 6C on this website from Manufacturer - Boiron as I live in Northern California and it came from Southern California. Label says - 1 fl oz/30 ml, Alcohol 20%. Directions say 10 drops in 1 oz water 3 times a day. Inactive ingredients: purified water, alcohol USP Says to take for Trauma, Bruisea and Muscle Soreness.

Also, got bottles of other remedies to reclarify with you Sulphur 30C pellets, Sulphur 200 C pellets and Nux Vomica 200 Cand 30 c.

Please advise Joe. Thanks so much!
surferlegend17 last decade
Boiron is one of the best for Homeo remedies and you have got precisely what is needed. SInce it is a 20% Alcohol dilution, you may insert another 3 drops into the same remedy bottle and let us hope that you will get some positive result.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe-

Thanks for replying to the other posting directed to the treatment of acne in teenagers, your info. Joe, I originally found your info from another posting, Ramitz, who drew me to your sight. When I first came across forum and posted my story I got reply from Kadwa and Rakeesh. They asked me all physical symptoms (see other site for complete details of my son if you want) besides the fact that my son was experiencing cystic acne. They recommended Nux Vomica and Sulphar. Tried them, saw no improvement after about 4-5 days, not the full 10-15 days as advised. I was directed to your post by Ramitz who said I needed to try Arnica. I them started talking with you. Sorry, to talk and listen to everyone, am just a mother trying to find the help for my son.

I had spoken with you, surferlegend17, on earlier posts here and have tried the Arnica 6c and 30c as you said but also have not see results after increasing dose as you suggested. Maybe I am not waiting long enough?? or are remedies just not working for him??. His skin continues to look red and broken out with some scattered painful cysts.

Also got another post regarding Reckeweg's R 43 and BC 20 from Dr. Abhishek.

It is very confusing as I am trying to follow everyone's advice for a cure for my son.

Are you familiar with all these other remedies and what do you recommend?? Should I use Arnica in less amount of water. A couple drops to a tablespoon to try to make it more potent??
surferlegend17 last decade
Arnica 6c in the Wet dose has helped many thousands of patients especially teenagers to treat their Acne.

It seems to me that this remedy is not helping your son and although there are other remedies that can be used I cannot recommend them as I do not have any experience in their effectiveness.

You may like to know that I do not prescribe any therapy unless I have used it myself or in the alternative I have sufficient evidence from patients to whom I have prescribed them, that these remedies have been effective.

I regret that I cannot help your son and would suggest that you follow the therapy that you have got from other prescribers on this Forum.
Joe De Livera last decade

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