Homeopathy treatment for Bruises
Bruises are caused by trauma that doesn't break the skin, resulting in blood leakage into the tissues.
Black and blue or purplish-green discoloration under the skin with sore, aching, pain.
Discoloration may take a long time to go away. The area can remain tender.
Where is the bruised area?
How extensive is it?
What color is it?
"I'm fine. I don't need any help." Arnica
"I got a huge hematoma after a blood draw." Bellis perennis
"I hit my finger with a hammer and got a bad bruise. The only thing that makes it feel better is to ice my finger." Ledum
"I was going really fast and 1 fell off my bike and got a terrible bruise. Arnica didn't help." Sulphuric acid
How did the injury occur?
How long has the bruise been there?
How much does it hurt?
Does anything make the bruise feel better or worse?
Are there any mental or emotional symptoms since the injury?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
Arnica is the first medicine to think of for any bruise.
· Give Bellis perennis for bruises to the veins or from leakage from the veins after blood drawing or for ordinary bruises if Arnica fails.
· Give Ledum if the bruise is cold and feels better from cold.
· Give Ruta for bruises on the outer covering of bones (periosteum), such as on the shins.
· If the bruising tendency is chronic or recurrent, Phosphorus may work.
· Think of Sulphuric acid if Arnica doesn't work after injuries.
· Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every hour).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) may need to be given only once un- less symptoms definitely return after being relieved.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Homeopathic medicines can be very effective in relieving pain and healing bruises quickly, sometimes in less than a day, though the discoloration may take longer to disappear.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
Ice a bruise right away to keep more blood from leaking out into the tissues.
· Wrap an Ace bandage around the area, not too tightly, to support the area and control the extent of the bruise.
· After twelve hours, a hot bath can relieve soreness of the muscles. After twenty-four hours, alternating hot and cold moist packs can speed healing and remove discoloration.
· If a person is susceptible to bruising, bioflavonoid (1000 mg per day) strengthen the veins.