2017 0312 11 Homeopathic Cures: Arnica, Apis-Mel
Dr James Tyler Kent writes about Arnica in his Materia Medica: "Arnica is very important remedy in injuries, bruises and shocks, injuries of joints, injury of the back with lameness and soreness. The black and blue appearance of sprained joints will go away in a surprisingly short time, the soreness will disappear and the patient will be able to manipulate that joint with surprising ease. A high potency of Arnica is most satisfactory in bruises, and when no decided contra-indication is present, Arnica is the first remedy."
One night, in utter darkness, I fell into a coal pit on a railway track*. On examining myself at home, as to the after effects of falling into a coaI pit, I found that there were a few abrasions and contusions; and severe bruised pain throughout the body. I took ARNICA 1M one dose internally and applied CALENDULA mother tincture to the abraded parts. I became normal in two days time.
[Remember Arnica for internal contusions, soreness and bruised pain after injuries and Calendula for all open wounds and abrasions.]
Arnica patient is extremely sensitive, his joints are sore and tender, and he is afraid they will be hurt. Hence he will say, "Keep away, keep away."
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Once I was bitten by not one or two but a swarm of bees when a bee hive was disturbed by some miscreants who ran away.*
The angry bees landed on my face and head and stung at about two dozen places. I also ran away from the scene, wrenching out the bees one by one while running.
Regaining composure after about ten minutes, I managed to reach my home about 2km away, by bicycle.
Once at home, I took a basin of water, poured about 5ml of APIS MEL mother tincture in it, and smeared my face and head with that medicated water repeatedly. I also took APIS MEL 30 internally. The bumps on my head and the swelling on my face and the stinging pain subsided in slow degrees and I was normal the next day.
For bee and wasp stings, the remedy is Apis Mel which is prepared from the venom of honey bees. Apis Mel is a great remedy for all inflammatory complaints of the eyes. Inflammations that are erysipelatous in character. Enlarged blood vessels. Oedema of the whole face.
*See comment 1 for the context.