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Improving physical effort with homoeopathy

Millions of people regularly engage in at least one sport. Although necessary, the physical efforts provided while practising a sport are sometimes problematic and the source of minor injuries. The human body is like a complicated machine that should not be worn out unnecessarily, but that also needs to be constantly maintained. Thus, it is advisable to take part in a sport and physical effort in order to be in good health. Nevertheless, these exercises will sometimes require the muscles to spend more energy and resources than provided by a balanced diet. In addition, a body that is not yet accustomed to such practices may be subject to some problems manifested by pain or discomfort of varying intensity.

Potential risks of physical effort on the body

The main risks that can result from physical exertion mostly affect the muscles. Thus, these types of exercises are often the cause of various disorders such as sprains, cramps and aches. These signs, which can be painful or simply hindering, are often accompanied by heavy fatiague due to poor muscle recovery. Depending on the person, physical effort and sport can also result in agitation, anxiety and insomnia especially among top-level athletes. Dehydration is also part of the risks incurred by those who perform strenuous physical exercises.

Homoeopathy prior to physical effort

Different from doping products, the products provided by homoeopathy pose no health hazard to athletes. From the first 15 days preceding each intensive sporting activity, taking 3 granules of Arnica montana 7 CH in the morning upon awakening will ensure better muscle recovery. Furthermore, if the sportsperson takes 3 granules of Rhus toxicodendron 7 CH at bedtime, his or her muscles and joints will be protected from trauma. Aconitum napellus CH 15 provides psychological support because it reduces the anxiety and stress that an athlete may be subjected to before a competition.

Homoeopathy during physical effort

To avoid dehydration problems during an event like a marathon or a trek, it is advisable to take China rubra 9 CH during the physical efforts. The effectiveness of this remedy is optimized when it is taken in combination with Natrum muriaticum 9 CH. To reduce the risk of cramps and muscle spasms, the use of Cuprum metallicum 5 CH is highly recommended.

Homoeopathy after physical effort

Taking Arnica montana 9 CH in alternance with Ferrum metallicum CH 5 is the best possible combination for rapid muscle recovery. Calcarea fluorica  4 CH is also recommended for athletes who already have a joint problem. Finally, given that physical efforts are sometimes the cause of digestive problems like nausea, bloating, diarrhoea and bad breath, taking Arnica montana 15 CH every fifteen hours may be necessary for some people.

When should you consult a doctor?

Physical efforts, regardless of their intensity, are very rarely the source of serious problems that may require medical attention. On the other hand, in regard to persons who do not usually engage in physical activity, a medical examination is always required. In addition, major trauma such as fractures or haemorrhages, should always be examined by a doctor.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “physical effort”

Associated treatments

•    Arnica montana

Associated pathologies

•    Asthenia
•    Fatigue
•    Trauma

Good to know: Homoeopathy is not limited to the treatment of pathologies since it also acts on the different muscles that are solicited during physical activity. For example, the mother tincture of Eleutherococcus is very popular for its stimulant and invigorating properties on an individual’s physical and intellectual abilities.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.