Finally, the weather is heating up here in Toronto. Patios are open, toes are being shown, teeth are being exposed (from smiling that is). Sports teams are filling outdoor fields, outdoor runners are taking over sidewalks, spring cleaning is on our lists, hitting the gym double time may be somewhere on that list- towards the bottom. Aches and pains are inevitable…so what are our first go-to remedies?
My cousin, who works as a project manager at Shoppers Head Office, and I sometimes get into heated debates as you can imagine. She did one of those bootcamp-type events and was completely obliterated by it. In comes Arnica 200ch and she skipped the whole “I’m so sore!” phase. Skeptic turned into believer! High five! Ok, my whole point was Arnica is my first go-to when it comes to strains, swelling and inflammation. Arnica pellets and gel are a great combo.
Bellis is another good one for muscle injury and soreness, along with Ruta and Rhus-tox for sprains & strains. Rhus-tox is indicated if there is initial stiffness before movement. If your dog accidently tripped you while you were house cleaning, Ruta comes in with a superman cape! You’ll be back in no time from that ankle sprain. For topical use, a great ointment is R30 from the brand Bio Lonreco.
If your prone to cuts (I get a cut just thinking about something sharp) calendula ointment is great! For those that like to jog in nature, where art thy Apis? Those bites and itchiness from insects won’t annoy you as much. Of course, there’s plenty of remedies for any acute injury based on your symptoms.