Yep, over the weekend I slipped on the ice and came down full force on my elbow. I was terrified!
Not only did it hurt but the first thing to enter my mind (as I left my wallet and groceries in the street to get arnica from the glovebox) was, "How will I do Craniosacral with a bum arm?"
Luckily I got the arnica montana 30C in about oh- 30 seconds after I fell. I took it pellet after pellet for hours. Here are the rest of the things I did, and I think that these make GREAT first aid remedies to have at all times for any trauma. Remember- If you need to go to the hospital, call 911- then grab the homeopathics and herbals for on the way!
Arnica Montana 30C (GOTTA HAVE IT) This is a must for every first aid kit for trauma, bruising, accidents, head trauma especially and pain. 1 pellet under the tongue every 15 minutes for pain or injury. Available at all health food stores.
Hypericum 30C This is more for "nerve pain" which I began to experience a few hours after the fall. This is great for those strange stabbing sort of nerve ending pains that might come and go or hang around. Take this in the same manner as Arnica Montana. 1 pellet under the tongue every15 minutes for nerve pain. Available at all health food stores.
Panaway by Young Living Oil. I am officially a believer. Not only do I have ZERO pain 4 days later but the swelling went totally done within 24 hours. I only applied this maybe 3 times. It's very potent and only 1 drop at a time is needed.
Buffered Vitamin C- I didn't take this for my injury but for any sort of sprain or inflammation that is going to persist- do 3,000mg per day for a week or so then cut this in half for a week or so. If you get diarrhea this is too much for your particular system, take less. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
The Homeopathic Cell Salts Ferrum Phos 6X, Kali Mur 6X and for broken bones, Calc Fluor 6X and Calc Phos 6X. These are tiny little marshmallow-like dissolvable pellets that are easy to take. 5 under the tongue ever hour just after the accident. Once your out of immediate pain you can dial it back to about 3-5 times per day. This will give your cells what they need to rebuild tissue, lower inflammation and control pain. Available at all health food stores and at vitacost.com for a great price- around $7.
Also, Topical arnica montana gel or cream would be great. Apply this 2-3 times a day. Available at all health food stores.
If there is still pain I would recommend the herbal Meadowsweet internally in liquid tincture by Herb Pharm brand. 60 drops in a shot glass of water ever half hour until pain subsides. Available at most health food stores.
My last bit of advice is to slow down! I fell because I was rushing to get to class. If I could turn back time, I'd have taken a bit more time getting there and probably not biffed it on the ice. This is my advice to myself as well! Physician Heal Thyself!!! haha
Hope this helps!