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Arnica D6 vs. 30c vs. 30x vs. 9c

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Peyt, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying Arnica for constant muscle stiffness and poor blood circulation.
    Yesterday I tried the D6 over the counter for the first time. So far after several pallets and topical application
    I have felt no difference.

    So before giving up I did another research and noticed there are several types of Arnica... so my question is:
    Do these types (such as D6 , 30c, 30x, 9c and so on) really differ? Or are they all the same??

    I just don't want to give up so fast.
    Thanks so much,
    Peyt
     
  2. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Used D6 in animals. I thought it helped a bit but used two other substances with it. I think that were cina D6 or D12 and arsenicum D12.
     
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  3. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I have found that arnica (don't understand the different dose indications) is very effective if used immediately after an injury. I have never found it to have any effect as a regular therapy. By immediately effective, I'm thinking of the times I've done dumb things like slammed a door on my hand or closed a filing drawer with my hand caught in it. There would be really sharp pain and aching but, as I always have arnica around, I'd take a dose every 15 minutes for a while and all signs of injury disappeared. It astounded me.
     
  4. adelheid55

    adelheid55 Senior Member

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    Yes, different numbers really differ.
    But homeopathy is not an easy subject. You might need another homeopathic drug. As Sushi said, Arnica is good for acute problems. Perhaps a homeopath could help you find the right remedy.
    And a homeopathic remedy might need time.
     
  5. hellytheelephant

    hellytheelephant Senior Member

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    Hi @Peyt

    I am not qualified so can only say how I use it

    .I use Arnica regularly- I worked with a homeopath years ago and she told me it was a particular remedy for me. It deals with 'bruising' of all kinds- so physical bruising (pushing the body beyond what it is capable of), emotional bruising and upset. I use it as a chronic remedy when I have that 'have been run over by a herd of wilderbeast' feeling.
    For the physically and mentally overtired and battered feeling I use 6c, and for acute situations eg. shocking news, moving house, medical procedure, injection I would use 30c the day before, on the day and the day after.

    Interestingly another homeopath I met told me that in her opinion ME was often associated with trauma either physical and emotional and therefore Arnica is a good remedy for ME patients. We are all so very different, but I would say, if you feel inclined give it a go.

    I have tried using both the gel and the pillules for chronic pain and neither work for me.

    This article explains the basis of the potency.
    http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today/what-potency-should-i-take-how-often
     

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