A Homeopathic Remedy for acute inflammatory joint pain including arthritis, ‘sciatica’ and rheumatism.
|Remedy||Symptoms covered by specific remedy|
|Arnica Montana 30c||Limbs & body ache as if beaten, joints as if sprained. Rheumatism of muscular and tendon issues, especially back & shoulders. Paralytic pains shift from joint to joint. Especially, on movement. Great soreness in back and hips. Cervical pressure on vertebrae. Rheumatism from exposure to dampness and cold.|
|Calc Flour 6c||Acute and chronic pain with burning in the back generally and loins. Often caused by muscle strain. Worse on beginning to move but better for continuous movement. Hip joint disease. Hardening of connective tissue and capsular ligaments of joints.|
|Calc Phos 6c||Arthritis and rheumatic pain in joints & bones, always aggravated by any change in weather, but especially cold & damp. Inflammation of spine, stiffness of neck, aching soreness of limbs, especially, sacral and lumbar regions, transferring down legs with lameness and weakness of hips and down limbs. Disposition to stretch.|
|Hypericum 30c||The Arnica of the nerves, thus excellent for coccyx pain/injury where pain causes inability to walk. Aching pain in scapula/lumber regions with lameness and/or trembling of the limbs. Joints bruised. Aching in sciatic nerve. Traumatic neuralgia and neuritis.|
|Rhus Tox 30c||Helpful where fibrous tissue is affected e.g. Ligaments, joints and tendons and in conditions where pain and stiffness result (often referred to as the ‘Rusty Gate’…difficult to move but once get going, becomes easier).|
|Ruta 30c||Helpful where all parts of body are painful, as if bruised (muscles and joints) Paralytic stiffness & lameness of legs. Gnawing burning pain – neuralgia. Weakness in lumber region. Pain in long bones, sore tendons, rheumatic paralysing pain in carpal joints.|
A ‘dose’ is 5 pillules (dogs, cats & small animals) and 10 pillules (horses & large animals)
One cannot overdose, thus rather dose ‘too frequently’ initially than not. Once a positive response is observed, decrease frequency.
The ‘purest’ homeopathic method of dosing is onto a ‘clean mouth’, directly from the cap. However, with animals one must be practical, adaptive and inventive; Dogs and horses generally love the sugar based pillules but one can crush 5-10 pillules between plastic spoons, add a little water and pour/syringe into their mouths. (the remedy is instantaneously absorbed via the buccal mucosa in the mouth).
One can dissolve 10 – 15 pillules into the pets drinking water (preferably a plastic bowl).
As a last resort, add into some food or the feed. (The correct remedy will ‘break through’ and heal).
Cats will often take with yoghurt or milk.
- In Acute cases such as stings, bites, injury and shock, dose every 15-30 minutes x 3 doses, then every 1 – 2 hours x 3 doses, thereafter every 4 hours until relief is obtained.
- For General, less acute conditions, 3 x Daily till well, will suffice.
- For more chronic conditions, E.g. Arthritis or Kidney issues, dose just once daily, once a positive response to the acute phase is achieved. (Stop dosing once desired results are achieved – dose only while symptoms are present).
Safe to use in breeding, pregnant, lactating and young/newborn animals.
SHOULD A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO THE SYMPTOM, NOT BE SEEN WITHIN 3-5 DAYS, THEN REFERRAL TO A HOMEOPATHIC VET OR VETERINARY PRACTITIONER IS STRONGLY ADVISED.