These last couple weeks have been about dental work, for me and for some of my clients. So this week’s remedy of the week has some unexpected dental use. Those of you who have taken an acute care class I have taught didn’t learn about this feature of this remedy because I just learned it myself.
The Remedy of the Week is all about connective tissue. This remedy is so important when it comes to ankle and wrist sprains, I can’t imagine practicing without it. It is also very helpful for Ganglion cysts. Acute shin splints? Take this remedy. It also happens to be a specific for injuries to the Illiac Crest (which I mentioned in an earlier post) which is also called a Hip Pointer–Christian Ponder, are you reading this??? This remedy could have saved the second half of the season for you.
Because it is a connective tissue remedy, it becomes important to know where you have connective tissues in your body (everywhere) and under what circumstances they might be injured. Did you know that there is a peridontal ligament under your gums? So if you have any dental work which involves pushing or manipulating on the gum, you may want to take a dose of this remedy. (Thanks to my colleague Betty Jo Arnet for this tip. It really helped!)