I recently went with my family to England for a few days on a short holiday. I always encourage people to bring Arnica, and other remedies like Rhus Tox, Bryonia and Ruta, along on vacation. There is nothing like an injury to ruin a vacation. Those are great injury remedies.
While trying to keep up with my husband, who is always in a hurry, I tripped going up some shallow stairs. I got a bruise or two on my leg and my lower back started hurting. I have a history of my lumbar spine getting injured when I have fallen in the past.
I took some Arnica for my leg, never dreaming that it would have helped my back. But it did! A dose of Arnica 12c twice a day was all it took. After a few days of that, I developed a cough–a tickly cough that was worse when I laid down in bed and better from warm beverages. I tried a couple of different remedies for the cough, which is an old symptom that hadn’t appeared in at least five years. I had minimal help.
Then I had inspiration to take a more holistic view of the cough. Kali Carbonicum is a remedy well known for tickly coughs that are worse from lying down. But, it also covers the symptom of lower back pain where the back feels weak. That is exactly how my back felt. The tickly cough came up as a sign from my body to take a different remedy. So I took Kali Carb 12c. Within an hour, I had a huge coughing episode and then suddenly, everything was better–my cough and my back.
The questions are, was Arnica the right remedy? Or should I have taken Kali Carb for my back sooner? The answer to both questions is yes. Arnica was the right remedy, but once the pain in my leg became manageable, I should have switched. The Arnica helped my back, but the pain went right back to the original pain once the remedy wore off–not so for the leg. That is a sign that it isn’t the right remedy. The strength in my lower back came back with one dose of Kali Carb 12c.
Once again, a holistic view of symptoms always helps arrive at the correct remedy for the situation.
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