End of Summer Remedies Pt. 1

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As summer comes to a close, you might start to notice the effects of summer fun on your body- bruises from outdoor soccer, bites from mosquitos or spiders after the last camping trip of the summer. While these markings might act as remembrances of summer gone by, they could also be a pain in the neck- literally and figuratively.

Fortunately, Homeopathy has some side effect free remedies to help you heal your body and transition into cooler weather. You might also want to file this away for next summer’s festivities.

For the soreness that often accompanies sports injuries or a blow to the muscles tissue, you will want to try Arnica Montana. You can take it as a pill or an ointment. If you decide on the pill form, 30C or 200C works best. Just place a few pellets under your tongue and let it dissolve. You can take the same dose again in four hours if you are still experiencing pain.

Perhaps you have a bone bruise rather than your everyday black and blue sore spot. Not sure what a bone bruise is? The University of Rochester Medical Center describes it as:

“a traumatic injury to a bone that is less severe than a bone fracture.

You might think of a black and blue mark on your skin when you hear the word bruise, but bruises can also happen in muscle and bone. This happens when an injury damages small blood vessels and causes blood and fluid to leak into the nearby tissues and blood vessels.”

If this is the case, consider replacing Arnica Montana with the remedy Ruta Graveolens and take the same dosing described above. It will do wonders for your sore muscles.

If bruises aren’t ailing you, but the bugs have been eating you alive, we’ve got three remedies for bug bites that will ease those itchy red spots.

  • Apis mellifica: This one is first on the list and the most commonly used remedy for bug bites and bee stings. You will want to use this one especially if the area is stinging, you notice swelling, or the area is warm or hot to touch and relief comes with a cold compress.  
  • Ledum: Take this remedy if cold applications bring relief, but the area is cold instead of warm to the touch prior to applying ice. Another indication this is your remedy is if the site has a bluish tinge.
  • Staphysagria: This one is most helpful when you have multiple mosquito bites and the individual bites becoming bigger and look like welts.

While bruises and bee stings are not fun, hopefully, summer provided enough fun for you to make up for the sore muscles and red spots.

Stay tuned for part two of this installment to find out how to heal burns and poison ivy rashes.