Arnica and Pain Management
Long term sufferers of pain and injury are faced with many options but most, when working with the medical industry are offered only pharmaceutical options. There is a multi million dollar industry built around pharmaceutical pain relief.
There’s a real possibility of getting hooked on these prescription drugs, hence the the widely reported opioid crisis. It makes sense to find alternative, nonaddictive ways to manage pain and avoid taking prescription pain medications in the first place.
If you are someone that finds the addictive nature of some, and the side effects of all prescription painkillers less appealing one potential alternative is homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicine has been in use for centuries and medical testing, science and personal stories are emerging to support their use. Arnica is leading the way.
What is Arnica?
Arnica comes from the perennial Arnica Montana, a yellow-orangish flower that grows in the mountains of Europe and Siberia. It’s sometimes called the “mountain daisy,” because its color and petals look like the familiar flower. Creams and ointments made from the flower head can be used to address many ailments related to muscle and muscle tension.
Arnica is commonly used to treat bruises, so it’s popular among people who’ve recently undergone surgery, especially plastic surgery. It also speeds the relief of bruising related to injury.
A 2006 study on people who underwent a Rhytidectomy — a plastic surgery to reduce wrinkles — showed that homeopathic arnica can significantly boost healing. Arnica has proven effective during the healing of several postoperative conditions. These include swelling, bruising, and pain.
How it’s administered
We have packaged the soothing properties of Arnica into a soothing healing Cream. Combined with ingredients that insure freshness, quality, longevity (without preservatives) and make Back To Normal Arnica Cream a truly homeopathic and environmentally product that works. Years of use, years of testing and feedback from our hundreds of customers lead us to the recent launch of our new Extra Strength Back to Normal Arnica Cream.
Precautions and side effects
Doctors don’t recommend using arnica on broken skin or for extended periods of time, because it can cause irritation. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with a doctor before using Arnica.
Some people can have allergic reactions to arnica or show hypersensitivity. If this occurs, you should stop using Arnica. Individuals who are allergic or hypersensitive to any plants in the Asteraceae family should avoid using arnica. Other members of this family include:
If you have any questions, concerns or just want some friendly advice feel free to ask our experts or reach out to our community. Our goal at Back to Normal is to help our friends and neighbors feel better without the use of prescription medication. We help people accomplish that goal every day through a combination of stretching, some mild exercises, our pain reliving creams and tools that are proven effective.