Question by Apropos: Homeopathic Arnica promoted by Surgeons?
“Plastic surgeons routinely use homeopathic remedies like Arnica and Hypericum to reduce swelling and pain.”
I can confirm that some surgeons do recommend “Arnica”. I had some routine surgery a few years ago and the surgeon did offer me a tube of “Arnica” to “reduce scarring.” (His office manager had a side-business selling various altmed remedies…).
The thing is, this was a homeopathic preparation (according to the label). I showed the surgeon that homeopathic remedies contained zero active ingredients. He was shocked — he didn’t know. He had assumed this Arnica was some kind of rational preparation of the the arnica plant, and that “60X/30C” was some kind of percentage.
So, while it’s true some surgeons recommend non-prescription “Homeopathic Arnica”, it’s also true they don’t know what’s in the cream (or more accurately, what’s not in the cream).
Should patients inform their physicians/surgeons when they make irrational recommendation of homeopathic medicines, or should they just walk away and find another doctor?
Answer by Kate ^^
I use arnica just to help heal my body, it helps bruising and stuff.
traumeels cream is the best cream if you’re going to get it.. -get it from germany or the organic pharmacy. I only inform doctors and stuff but they allow it =| its made on vibrations. that sounds weird but yeah i friend makes them..
hope this has kinda helped =| mm
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