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Arnica the Miracle Remedy - Brief case histories

I would like to note below brief case histories which I have recorded in the use of Arnica for various ailments.

It will be noted that some of the ailments that were successfully cured are not listed in the Repertories and the Materia Medicas now in use, and it is hoped that they are considered for listing in future editions, after more tests are carried out by those who can count on the facilities to carry out these tests.

Arnica 30c is the classical remedy to help cure wounds.

I have used Arnica 30c which I discovered was better than the 6c for the last 10 years every night or more often in the case of need like after surgery. I believe that I owe to it my sense of wellness. I do not have any ache or pain in my body and I have proved that it is to Arnica that I owe my BP 120/80 with pulse 65 at age 76. I invite others to use it and to record their response to this remedy.

I have used this myself after my Retropubic Prostatectomy and can confidently recommend it for use after any major surgery. When I regained consciousness I noticed the Morphine syringe attached to the IV line and promptly ordered it removed to the consternation of the nursing staff and the surgeon, who warned me that I could even suffer from a major shock due to the pain without the morphine. I stated that I will use my Arnica alone to control the pain and they were very surprised to note that I was relatively free of pain after a few hours. I was able to leave my bed on the third day without any pain medication except for the Arnica I used every 2 hours at first and every 3 hours later. I was discharged on the 5th day and walked to my car. They were all amazed at my extremely quick recovery at 73 years.

I used Sabal S 6c and Conium 30c when I discovered that I was allergic to Hytrin that was prescribed for my BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). I had a slight wound for which I used Arnica 30c and discovered that it was far superior to the other remedies I used for BPH and I stayed with it from 1996 up to my surgery in 2003 and used it after on a regular nightly basis.

It amazes me how this remedy that I have given over 20 patients who were suffering from the after effects of the TURP (trans urethral resection of the prostate) surgery who were incontinent due to some misadventure on the part of the Uro who had obviously damaged the sphincter muscle in the neck of the bladder. Arnica gave more time between visits to the toilet and in many cases it stabilized the incontinence in a few months. Others use it on a twice daily basis. Always in the water dose.

I have used it for many years on every overseas trip. Dosage is 1 teaspoonful taken 3 times on the day before departure. Dry doses to be taken every 3 hours on board and 3 times on the day after arrival.

The patient gradually lost motor control of his hands and feet for about a year and was confined to either his bed or a chair where he was placed by his children. Drugs that were prescribed were not effective. This case was referred to me and my response was an act of faith on my part in giving him Arnica 1M which I gave him in the water dose. He was completely cured in 2 months. The dosage used was 1 teaspoonful (capful) twice daily. He is now quite mobile and does not use the remedy any more.

I used Arnica 1M dose 1 tsp daily in the case of a 75 year old who was showing signs of Alzheimer's and he showed perceptible improvement in 2 weeks which was continued thereafter. He is now permanently on the Arnica. Dose 1 tsp daily.

I have used it very often when the patient complains of general body pain (not arthritic). It is also useful for chronic back pain due to previous injuries. Sciatica is also helped by a twice daily dose.

Almost everyone who has taken 1 teaspoonful of this remedy in the water dose prior to sleep has noticed the deep unbroken sleep that they experienced during the night. They wake up quite refreshed with a zing in their steps.

I have used it in over 30 cases some of which were chronic for over 10 years and within a week, the patient is usually cured. The success rate is better that 80%. I recommend that the remedy is continued but those who did not do so after about 3 months do not use it anymore and can be considered permanently cured. The skin condition after this time resembles Vitiligo especially in the chronic cases which had eroded the melanin in the skin which does not regenerate but there is no discomfort or itchiness.

I first used this remedy for a 78 year old lady who was suffering from recurrent reinfection of her legs. She had been to hospital every 6 months on 3 occasions for about a week each time where she was treated with the most powerful antibiotics which left her drained out like a rag. When she came out on the last occasion I gave her Arnica 30c in the water dose and she takes 1 teaspoonful before sleep. She was also an insomniac and now enjoys deep sleep and for the last 2 years she has not suffered from any reinfection from her Cellulitis. I have also used it for 3 other patients also in the same age group who had been hospitalized at least twice before in each case and they do not have any reinfection after many months or years. The Arnica seems to help by increasing the blood flow in the capillaries under the skin which in turn prevents reinfection. They have however to be on one dose of Arnica permanently.

I would refer to the many posts on the ABC forum where I have been advocating the use of Arnica 6c for hair growth. The success rate has been better than 80%. I use Weisbaden 200c for the stubborn cases which is taken every other day.

Many who were using Nitroglycerine on a SOS basis have been helped by the Arnica 200c which was used also on a SOS basis. For daily use as a prophylactic the patient uses Arnica 30c twice daily and is not affected by the angina any more. It is however important that the patient has his condition checked regularly.

I used Arnica in many cases that were not reacting to Bryonia 30 which is my default remedy for headaches and it worked well.

I am treating a boy who is now 6 years for the last 3 years who is a Haemophiliac with Arnica 30c for internal bleeding when he suffers from any fall or bump which causes a swelling and pain usually on his joints. The Arnica helps to dissipate the blood and reduces the swelling. I use Lachesis 200c for open cuts which bleed profusely and this arrests the bleeding in about 15 minutes. Prior to this therapy the boy had to be rushed to hospital for a drip with every fall or cut.

Hundreds of teenagers have benefited by the use of Arnica 30c. I can vouch personally for its efficacy to control styes which I used to get weekly with painful results.

Prevents their formation.

The ultimate remedy.

I believe that it helps to dissipate the swelling of the synovial fluid which causes pain. I treat the Arthritis with Rhus Tox 1M and Hypericum 200c to alleviate the pain both taken in the water dose.

I have many patients who have certified that it works like a charm !

Helps to alleviate the swelling and pain. This remedy is only effective as soon as the tonsils show signs of discomfort. Chronic cases have to be treated with an antibiotic. This remedy controls the formation of Tonsiloliths but it has to be taken on a daily basis to be effective in this control.

I consider that this is easily my most important discovery which I made quite accidentally a year ago when I gave Arnica 30c to a MD who was a Type I Diabetic to help cure a chronic non healing wound. He informed me on the day after he took 2 doses that his Blood Sugar had dropped drastically and refused to use it anymore as he felt that it was some mysterious medicine which he did not wish to experiment with as he was already on Insulin which he injected himself 4 times daily. I then gave this remedy to two Type II Diabetics and discovered that they had the same reaction when their BS dropped considerably similar to the drop caused by Metformin. I then prescribed 1/4 teaspoonful Cinnamon powder to be used twice daily and have 2 patients who are able to control their ailment without recourse to the standard drugs used for the control of Diabetes.

I shall be glad to reply any questions that those who read this article may like to pose if any clarification is required on any matter pertaining to my use of Arnica listed above.
  Joe De Livera on 2005-11-08
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Should I use Arnica 30 for hair loss? or should I buy arnica hair oil?
Neeraj2 last decade
Can you please look at my case
Constant pain fingers and toes and advice - nothing seems to help so far. Intensity of pain goes on and off.

new2town last decade
Arnica 6c or 30c are very effective for Hair Loss. You are advised to take it in the water dose twice daily. Start with the 6c and if it reacts OK stay with it. Otherwise 30c.

Use the Coconut oil / Arnica Q in a 20% solution and use it sparingly on your hair roots. Please see the many posts on hair on this forum.

Important: No coffee or cola drinks or sausages.
Joe De Livera last decade
What can I take for dental neuralgia - i have a tooth that pains a lot off and on - dentists can not find anything wrong with it - say it is a nerve problem. Teh pain radiates to my face/other teeth/ears on days it is bad.
new2town last decade
Hypericum 200 taken twice daily will help your tooth pain.

Please note that you should not take it for any long time.
Joe De Livera last decade

I believe you have been recommending Arnica for High Blood Pressure as well. Did you not mention it on purpose or it did you just miss it?
s_dipity last decade
Thank you for reminding me. However the control of HBP is over a long period of time as it is not instant like the usual drugs used for this purpose.

The proof that it works is my own BP which is 120/80 pulse 65 at age 76.

I do hope that those who read this post will use Arnica 6c on a nightly basis preferably in the liquid dose and enjoy the improvement in the quality of their life which they will notice overnight after their first dose taken before sleep.
Joe De Livera last decade
My friend is suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and recurring knee and elbow pains. would this Arnica help her? What shld be the dosage
guesswho last decade
I doubt that Arnica can help your friend's Trigeminal Neuralgia and recurring knee and elbow pain.

I have however achieved some incredible cures in a few cases which were of neuralgic origin which were not responding to other drugs or remedies, with Arnica 1M.

All I can state at this stage is that your friend's Trigeminal Neuralgia may respond to a daily dose of this remedy taken in the liquid form. This is made by inserting 3 globules in 500ml spring water and agitating the liquid by shaking over 10 times to aerate the liquid which is called succussion. The patient is given 1 teaspoonful just once daily after succussing the liquid every time.

Please report response in a week. You are advised to discontinue the remedy in 2 weeks if you do not notice any response.

The Knee and elbow pains have to be diagnosed by a competent physician and if the cause is arthritic, it can be treated later but not together with the Neuralgia.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you very much for the advise. I have an ignorant question:) When i go to the Homeo store, what is that I need to ask for? Arnica 1M? and use 3 pellets of it in 500 ml spring water?
guesswho last decade
You can ask for Arnica 1M in any well known brand like Boiron and you will get a small plastic vial which contains about 50 globules. You take just 3 of them and insert them into a 500ml bottle of spring water which you can get from any supermarket.

Follow the instructions I have given above but remember that the dose your friend may use must not exceed 1 teaspoonful per day.

Please report response from time to time as I am interested in this case which hopefully may react positively to this therapy.
Joe De Livera last decade
I have a 2 cm. cyst in my breast. Becuase of history Dr. wants aspiration/biopsy. What can I do?
mamalu last decade
To Mamalu,

You have posed a question about a breast lump on the Arnica thread and you have asked for advice on how you should treat it. There are a few questions that I would like to ask you first in order to give you some advice.

How long have you had the lump ? When did you first notice it and has it slowly increased in size ? Do you remember any accident that occurred in the past which involved your breast ?

You speak of history. Did your mother have a history of cancer ? You refer to it as a cyst. How do you know it is a cyst and not just a lump which can be caused by other factors ? Is it hard ? Is it painful to the touch ? Is there any discharge from the nipple ? In which part of the breast is it located ?

It is customary that you first have a Mammogram or Xray taken of your breast. You can then do an Ultrasound examination and later you can decide to do an aspiration / biopsy. You do not start with an aspiration biopsy.

Remember that a lump in your breast does not indicate cancer. The chances are very remote and you will first have to get the tests indicated above done before you proceed further.

You may like to know that Homeopathy can help to treat your breast lump as long as it is not cancer.
Joe De Livera last decade

It often is difficult to differentiate cystic from solid lesions by physical examination alone. Ultrasonography or mammography
can help, but performance of either study involves a time delay and another appointment
for the patient. Thus, breast cyst aspiration is an appropriate first step in the care of women who present with a dominant breast
mass suspected of being a cyst. If clear fluid is aspirated and the
mass resolves, malignancy is unlikely, and breast cyst is the probable diagnosis. In this
situation, reevaluation in four to six weeks is appropriate; if the cyst has not recurred,
only routine mammographic surveillance is required. Referral for fine-needle or excisional biopsy is indicated if the aspirate is bloody or extremely tenacious, if no fluid
can be aspirated, or if there is residual mass after aspiration. Complications such as local discomfort, bruising, and infection are uncommon.

With regards
homeopathy last decade

About a month ago, I treated an A&E patient with a history of Motor vedicle Accident with multiple abrasions and fractured left distal phalange of the middle finger. The nail of the finger was cracked and avulsed. The patient refused hospitalization. Medication was routinely prescribed for him. I offered him a 250ml bottle of mineral water with a drop of arnica 6x and 30x each, added, after mechanical
sucussion. The fracture and the partially avulsed nail healed well when he came for review after 2 weeks. The locum who documented his insurance claims must have been terribly surprised to see the beautifully grown nail,which under similar circumstances, he would gladly have removed. Joe's wet dose works even in 250 ml od mineral water.

With regards
homeopathy last decade
Apologies for Typo

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With regards
homeopathy last decade
Im a 36 yr old working mom.
I read about ur miracle cure.
What i'd like to know is:
will arnica cure my insomnia, as suggested, with out any side effects?

Should i take 30c with water at bed time , or will oiling the hair in an arnica containing oil do?

How long will i have to take it?
Nirupama last decade
To Nirupama

Arnica 30c invariably helps with insomnia and is best taken in the liquid dose which I have spoken of above.

The Arnica mix in oil also helping insomnia is new to me and I hope that others too will use it and report. This 20% mix wit coconut oil helps with hair loss but it is only today that I was informed that it helps with insomnia by another member.

You should use Arnica 30c twice daily in the liquid dose with the last dose taken just before sleep and this usually helps with insomnia.

You must also not use any stimulants 4 hours before sleep like tea, coffee, cola drinks and you are also advised to exercise to increase the demand from your body for sleep.

You may use Arnica safely for as long as you wish. I have used it for over 10 years and feel that I owe to it my wellness at age 76.

Report your response in a week.
Joe De Livera last decade
Heres more info,last mammo was 14 mths. Nothing noted Dr. exam not palpable. Mammo taken noticed 25 mm ovoid density noted in the upper outer quadrant. 10 years ago lump {suspicious for malignancy}was removed thank God benign.Maternal grandmother and aunt had breast cancer. Area of breast tender some pain cannot feel lump. Dr. said fluid filled? Breast specialist appt. in 2 weeks I am looking forward to your reply ,Thanks for your views.
mamalu last decade
After reading your history, I believe that it is essential that you have a needle biopsy done to eliminate cancer.

After you have the report and are reassured that it is not CA you can use Conium 30 in the liquid dose twice daily to reduce the lump which usually occurs in about a month or two.
Joe De Livera last decade

In your experience, have you ever had Arnica cause or exacerbate constipation issues, or cause a patient’s intestines to sort of swell and “lock up”?

I have never taken Arnica because the descriptions under “stool” in my little Boericke Materia Medica were completely wrong for me. But I took some Arnica 30x every hour the other day as a trial, because my back pain got so bad and I wanted to try something other than drugs for the pain.

Well, after about the 3rd or 4th dose, my abdomen swelled up and my intestines felt completely rigid. My waist was at least 2 sizes larger than normal. Although this has happened before, this episode came on particularly quickly, and with no other cause I can think of. (Incidentally, it DID help with the back/spine pain.)

Have you seen anything similar happen before? And since I have constipation and “lack of desire for stool” rather than diarrhea problems, is Arnica contraindicated for me?

Thanks for any input –

Truthfinder last decade
To Tracy

I was very interested in your experience with Arnica which you state caused your gut to swell up. This is the first time that this phenomenon was reported to me and it is not impossible that the Arnica was the reason for your discomfort. 30x is the equivalent of about 5c and at this potency and dosage it is possible that it affected the normal peristalysis which in turn caused the swelling you experienced which should have been normally accompanied by a severe cholic.

Nat Phos 6x would have reduced the discomfort by restarting the peristalysis and you would have been OK in a few minutes.

Nat Phos 6x will also help with your constipation and the bonus is that if it is used regularly, 2 tablets after both lunch and dinner you should experience a weight loss of at least a pound per week. This of course depends on whether or not you are above average weight.

Arnica has helped with back pain in many cases I have treated and may be used quite safely in the 30c potency in the liquid dose of a teaspoonful taken 3 times daily.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks for your input, Joe. I do suspect it was the Arnica that caused the problem since my peristalsis is not great to begin with, and certainly not "normal".

The Nat Phos 6x is already on my list of things to get - I saw a previous post you made about it. Perhaps using the Arnica and Nat Phos close together would work. Thanks -

Truthfinder last decade
Dear doc joe,
how r u???????
my mother fell last week ....and injured her self....she got a hairline fracture in her wrist and the doc put a bandage around her hand ...while falling she hurt her toe also and which is all swollen and blue now...her fingers of the same hand r all swollen too.....her arthritis test was done...so she has no arthritis.....
i told her to buy 30 c arnica and to make a wet dose ...also calc flour 6x 3 times a day...please advice if i was correct.....
she is high blood pressure patient already....
please advice......
thanks and regards
fauzia last decade
To Fauzia

I am glad to note that you have started your mom on Arnica 30c in the wet dose with Calc Fluor 6x.

She can take the Arnica 1 tsp every 3 hours and the Calc Fl 3 times daily.

She can stay with the Arnica as it will help her Hypertension and she may be able to stop her drugs with this remedy. She should of course check her BP with a digital BP gauge often.
Joe De Livera last decade

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