There are times when I feel like perhaps I extol the virtues of Arnica more than necessary. Or perhaps, at the expense of the reputation of other homeopathic remedies.
However, I had another Arnica experience I feel compelled to share. But it isn’t just an Arnica story. It is a personal homeopathy story, which begins with Arnica.
I recently had a minor surgery. Something that couldn’t be healed with homeopathy. Before agreeing to it, I made sure there was no other way. I had a referral from my Holistic Doc who knew that I would be concerned about the quality of the surgery.
I took Arnica after the surgery. This not only helped with the post surgical pain, but it also helped heal the trauma from the surgery. Two weeks later was the follow up appointment, just to make sure all was going as it should.
The appointment started out with the post surgical nurse taking my vitals. I was informed that mine were the best vitals she would see all day. She knew this at 9:30 a.m. Thank you homeopathy, chiropractic and a healthy diet. She asked about pain, the recovery process, etc. I explained that I had used only homeopathy and a few doses of Tylenol to manage the pain as the healing progressed. The prescription for narcotics went unused and got torn up and thrown into the waste basket. I read the doctor’s post surgery report. “The patient handled the procedure very well,” the doctor had dictated.
When the nurse inspected the incision to see how it was healing, she commented that I didn’t even have a scab. This was unusual. I told her it was the Arnica. I explained the background of Arnica, which she found fascinating. Eventually she took my business card and was very excited. “I’m going to tell the other nurses about this. We are all so into natural things.” A clinic full of surgeons is the perfect place to share Arnica.
This is a common outcome for Arnica, if not a common response. But the more we share our homeopathy stories, the more people will want to learn more and become healthier. By the time I left the brief appointment, the nurse knew that I wasn’t on any medications, that my vitals were good because of the choices I made in my health care. I wasn’t just lucky nor did I just have good genes. In the end, it saves me money to choose natural modalities like homeopathy and chiropractic and good diet, even though it may seem like it cost more to begin with.
If you have a homeopathy story, share it with me in the comment section!