Doctors Extol Arnica's and Homeopathy's Virtues
On homeopathy in general for sports, A. Dwight Smith, MD, claims it can "Cut healing time by 50-85%." In his article "Homeopathy and Sports Medicine," he also states: "With a minimum amount of homeopathic instruction, most trainers, coaches, and athletes themselves, can successfully treat and cure many of the most common athletic injuries. Their willingness to do so will have two results: quicker and more comfortable healing for the athlete; and thousands of dollars saved for the athletic club." (American Homeopathy: vol.1, No. 6, June 1984)
In his book, Homeopathic Treatment of Sports Injuries, Dr. Lyle Morgan states: "Arnica should be considered first in all cases of physical injury."
He lists Arnica's benefits throughout the book, including: "Arnica works quickly to repair damaged blood vessels, to reduce swelling at the site of the injury, and to eliminate pain....
In his book, Musculoskeletal Healing, homeopath Asa Hershoff states:
"Arnica is the most renowned trauma remedy, and is without equal as the primary remedy for injury of any kind whatsoever."...
For past injuries, he states:
"Homeopathy is the first choice when a person has 'never been well' since a specific traumatic incidence. Arnica and Hypericum are the main remedies, prescribed in high potency for several doses, for erasing the imprints of trauma within the nervous system and tissues."
The list could go on and on, but suffice it to say, that those who have worked with Arnica in sports medicine concur that it should be in the gym bag of every athlete, 'weekend warrior', coach and trainer.