I have been using arnica oil for years now and have given it to many a client with injuries and sprains. Arnica is excellent for wound-healing, circulation and is also an anti-inflammatory. But recently, we at Pure + Simple, have some out with a fast penetrating muscle gel with arnica and a variety of other ingredients which helps alleviate muscle pain.
It contains Hawaiian seaweed which help keep the area hydrated. Remember, Vata governs the sensation of pain, and when our tissues are dry and dehydrated they become more stiff and more delicate which makes it more easily damaged and hurt (like our skin). Zinc, copper and magnesium are also ingredients, and these assist cell turnover as well as re-mineralize the area it is applied to. And, this product has willow bark within it which is also an anti-inflammatory. This blend has been so beneficial that it not only reduces body aches and pains, but also helps with moving and preventing water-retention, so is great on the legs and any swollen joints.
I have actually been keeping this bottle of goodness next to my bed so I can applied it if I wake up with a pain (yes, its gotten to that point). Now, I have searched high and low for the cure to my shoulder pain – and while RMTs have told me its my heavy purse, and Eastern Medicine Doctors have said its related to my bowels, Kung fu Masters have blames my loose ligaments, and, Dr. Vasant Lad (Ayurvedic doctor and author) announced that it was unresolved grief lodged in my tissues – unfortunately for me, I still have my shoulder pain.
And, while need to be more vigilant about pursuing all avenues mentioned above, right now, I’m getting temporary relief from the Arnica Anti-inflammatory Muscle and Joint Gel.