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Golf Stronger with These Homeopathic Remedies

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Although considered a low-impact sport, golf is not without risk for injury or pain. As a game of muscle memory, its repetitive motions put a tremendous amount of strain on muscles and joints. In this post, Heidi Weinhold, ND, shares homeopathic remedies for pain relief on and off the course. For more tips and information, visit DoctorHeidi.net.

Thoughts of relaxation, camaraderie, and competition.
Wearing silly pants without inhibition.
Excelling, performance, low scores on his mind.
Aggressive swings, missed shots, and defeat he might find.
If relief for soreness and stiffness is a fit
Open your homeopathic golfer’s kit.

For centuries, European mountain climbers used Arnica to relieve their pain naturally. Today, golfers can get relief from muscle soreness, aches, and pains after a game with homeopathic Arnica montana. Sesquiterpene lactones found in Arnica plants, primarily helenalin, are thought to be responsible for the plant’s healing properties. Use 5 pellets of Arnica montana 30C under the tongue at the onset of pain, and repeat, if needed, up to three times in one day. Carrying an Arnica topical, like Arnicare Roll-On, in your golf bag can also come in handy for spot treatments on the wrists and elbows. It’s easy to apply between swings and doesn’t have a strong medicinal smell.

Golfers frequently experience low back pain, also known as “golfer’s torque.” The homeopathic medicine Magnesia phosphorica, which is made from magnesium, can help alleviate cramps and back spasms that are improved by heat. It’s ideal for taking after a tough round and when your back feels like it’s locked up into a spasm.

Rhus tox is another remedy for pain. Think of this medicine when you feel creaky and stiff like the Tin Man. It helps to relieve lower back pain with stiffness that’s improved by movement. It’s also helpful for golfer’s elbow. Both Rhus tox 30C and Magnesia phosphorica 30C can be alternated with Arnica 30C for pain relief. Each medicine can be taken up to three times in one day. Homeopathic medicines like these have big advantages compared to NSAIDs and pain pills. They’re non-habit forming and won’t interfere with other medications or affect alertness whether driving the golf cart or headed home.

Does the pressure to perform in front of competitive golf buddies get to you? Gelsemium sempervirens has a long history as a stress reducer. It was found in Civil War first aid kits to help give courage to soldiers walking on to the battlefield. Now, homeopathic Gelsemium sempervirens 30C can help relieve nervousness, shakiness, and anticipatory anxiety before sinking the big putt. Take 5 pellets the morning of the game and repeat, if needed, right before tee time.

About Dr. Weinhold: Heidi Weinhold, ND, is a naturopathic doctor specializing in homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and customized botanicals with a private practice in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. She holds a four-year doctoral degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Ariz., along with a Doctor of Humane Letters from her alma mater. Her studies included drug-herb interactions, homeopathic intakes, dialoguing with physicians, and incorporating natural modalities.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Boiron.

Comments (6)

Marco Pascolisays:

Hi, I’ll be happy to use homeopathic remedies, as my mother did, to aid myself and my patients . But only in an evidence-based context.
Can you help me to form myself at Evidence-Based Homeopathy?
I am a MD, Rehabilitation’s Consultant and I work in Paris, France
Thank you

Boironsays:

Thank you for your question, Marco. We recommend you visit the International Center for Education and Development for Homeopathy, headquartered in your town of Paris. You can also read more about the latest medical findings at the Homeopathy Research Institute.

Frank Michanowiczsays:

Tell me about the bruise cream how effective is it effective on bruises for a 90 year old? Will the bruise disappear after applying? I refer to the Arnicare Gel. Or is it better that I just purchase the bruise cream? Send me coupons? Frank thanks

Boironsays:

Hi Frank, thanks for your question. The Arnicare Bruise, Gel, and Cream all contain the time-tested homeopathic ingredient of Arnica montana. All formulations are ideal for relieving bruises and there are no age restrictions on use. We recommend you follow the label directions and if bruising doesn’t improve within three days or worsens, then check with a doctor. Visit our Promotions page for coupons, offers, and more.

Harold D Houfeksays:

Greetings: 1959 – 1969 Enlisted submariner/demolition diver. 1969 – 1979 Commissioned Deep Sea Diving Officer ( only 23 allowed in the Navy ) Over that 20 years I ventured into harm’s way whether other men/divers feared to tread. I was not lucky, but my Guardian Angel was very busy. My Rambo days caught up with me in 2012: Rotary cuffs on both shoulders, bone on bone, nephropathy in both feet which makes my legs unstable. Other health issues ??? Nothing, perfect blood panels, only med I take is Tramadol, 600 mg @ day and that is it. Widower for 2 1/2 years after 55 years of marriage. Positive attitude with a rescue pooch of 16 lbs, Dash, and a beautiful Persian girl, Misty. I presently take
Bryonia 30c, and Zincum metallicum 6c from Boiron. Can I include the above listed homeopathic s or should I replace my present ones ??? Your advisement is welcomed and appreciated. Have a wonderful and blessed day. Harold D. Houfek, Sr. 850-380-4008 Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32563

Boironsays:

Hi Harold, thank you for your service. Homeopathic medicines have no known interactions with other medications or prescription drugs, so you can continue to take them when needed. Many people also have success with Hypericum perforatum, which relieves sharp and shooting nerve pain. If you’re looking for other pain relief options, check out our Boiron Medicine Finder. Hope that helps!

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