Weleda Arnica 6x Drops 30mL
Aí«í_homoeopathic medicine prepared using traditional, hand potentisation production methods, from the mother tincture of the whole, fresh plant. Best known of the homoeopathic and Weleda medicines, Arnica is the specific first aid & rehabilitation medicine for injuries, accidents and trauma. Arnica 6x helps to minimise the effects of physical and/or emotional shock, whilst helping to reduce swelling, repair and heal bruised and sprained tissues and muscles.
The European mountain flower, Arnica (Arnica montana) has been used for centuries in herbal medicine. Arnica is from an important medicinal plant family, the Compositae family, which includes Chamomile, Calendula, Echinacea, Dandelion, Chicory and Yarrow. They are all known for their anti -inflammatory qualities. This plant family is uniquely characterised by flowers that are in fact, hundreds of individual flowers gathered on a single base and appearing like a single flower.
Along with feelings of shock and disorientation, redness, swelling, heat and pain are the common symptoms experienced as a result of an injury. This inflammatory response, the body’s normal response to injury, is a complex sequence of events that helps to protect and repair injured tissues. An increase in blood flow and blood vessel permeability in the injured area allows fluid, cells and substances to leak into the tissue spaces, phagocytes to destroy or inactivate foreign invaders like bacteria, plasma proteins that are crucial for immune responses, and release of chemical mediators that potentiate a number of the inflammatory responses.
The final stage of the inflammatory process is tissue repair, with regeneration of epithelial and connective tissue, eg. skin, and secretion of large quantities of collagen, the fibres that make up the matrix of most connective tissue.
The actions of Arnica complement and support RICE – the initial first aid treatment used to help minimise the effects of injury:
Rest, to prevent further damage
Ice, to reduce bleeding and pain
Compression, to reduce bleeding and swelling
Elevation, of the injured limb to help reduce swelling
*Rehabilitation, the process of repair and recovery from an injury, can take as long as six weeks depending on the type of injury.
Mode of Action
As a first aid and rehabilitation treatment after injuries, accidents and trauma, Arnica acts to:
- minimize the immediate effects of tissue damage
- relieve physical and/or emotional shock
- relieve the pain, and reduce the swelling and bruising of injured tissue
- bring bruising to the surface allowing it to resolve more quickly
- speed healing and recovery
The experience of those using Arnica has been a faster resolution of their injuries – quick relief from bruising, pain and swelling, stiffness and soreness.
Helps to minimize the immediate effects of physical andlor emotional shock after trauma and injury, and concussion (in conjunction with treatment from your doctor).
Assists in the repair and healing of bruised and sprained tissues and muscles, after:
- Injury: After accidents, sports injuries, falls, knocks – bruises, sprains and strains, back pain.
- Sports: Before and after exercise, for all sports injury.
- Slow healing injuries: Including chronic problems as a result of injury, eg arthritis.
- Over-exertion: Muscle achelfatigue after exercise, physical exhaustion after over -exertion.
- Surgery/Dentist: Use after a surgical operation or a visit to the dentist.
- Post labour: Use as directed on the bottle or by your health care professional.
In acute cases take 5 drops (child under 7 years), 10 drops (7 to 14 years) or 15 drops (adult) every 15 minutes. After 6 doses take every hour.
Reduce the number of doses, as relief is obtained, to 3 times daily at least 15 minutes before meals until symptom free, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Surgery: After surgery, put 30 drops in a glass of water and sip as often as required during the day. Then take 15 drops every two hours, reducing dose to three times a day, as condition improves for up to 3-5 days. Or as directed by your health care professional.
Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your health care professional.
There have been no reports or evidence to indicate that homoeopathic medicines may cause harm during pregnancy, but Weleda advises that you take the usual precaution of consulting your healthcare professional before taking any medicine during pregnancy.