When Aging is a Pain in the Neck
Pain is a natural part of the human experience, especially as we age. Wear and tear occur over time as the cartilage that cushions our joints can deteriorate. Our maturing muscles are also prone to other nuisances like cramps, spasms, and strains.
In the never-ending quest for new ways to treat pain, researchers have found that Virtual Reality (VR) can help make people of all ages more comfortable. Immersive experiences available on VR headsets like yoga, meditation, and nature walks are currently being studied to see how effective they are at managing our perception of pain.
Fortunately, traditional therapies like homeopathy can offer help right now. There is an array of homeopathic options to relieve your individual symptoms of pain or discomfort without causing drowsiness or drug interactions. Some of the more popular single medicines for pain include:
Arnica montana 30C relieves pain, bruising, and swelling associated with injury or overexertion.*
Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times a day. Decrease frequency with improvement.
Cuprum metallicum 6C relieves painful spasms and cramps occurring suddenly, such as hiccups, calf cramps, and colic.*
Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue at bedtime and 5 pellets as needed.
Ruta graveolens 6C relieves strained ligaments and tendons.*
Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue twice a day for 3 weeks.
Rhus tox 6C relieves muscular and articular pains at the beginning of motion, then improved by slow motion.*
Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue every 2 hours. Decrease frequency with improvement.
Zincum metallicum 6C relieves fidgety, restless legs, especially after drinking wine or spirits.*
Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue twice a day or as needed. Decrease frequency with improvement.
For a more customized approach for pain symptoms, use Boiron’s Homeopathic Medicine Finder. This free app can help you select the right medicine in just three taps, and is available for desktop use or for download on smart devices.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.