brave on Bolt, healing Bones & Homeopathy
Usain Bolt, Olympic sprinter and famed winner of numerous gold medals has been using homeopathy since the age of 16. He is a patient of German sports doctor Hans-Wilheim Muller-Wohifahrt who uses homeopathy at his Munich clinic. He is also the team doctor for the German national football team and FC Bayern München.”
“I’ve been coming here since I was 16,” the 100m world record holder recently said at a press conference in Munich. “It’s been a long relationship. Every time I have a problem, he always gives good advice and treatments. He’s the best at what he does. We are very close,”
Bolt was born with scoliosis, a curvature of the lower spine, which makes him more susceptible to back pain and injuries.
David Beckham openly acknowledged his use of homeopathy during his recovery from injury in 2002. Other famous sports people using homeopathy to treat injury are Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes, Tyson Gay, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Boris Becker.
so how to use homeopathy for Bone Trauma & injury
When a bone breaks, it usually requires setting in proper alignment, and then some kind of device (cast/halo/traction etc) to kept the alignment while repairing - in order to heal properly. This process of setting a bone is called "reduction."Setting a bone without surgery is "closed reduction” and most fractures, especially in children, don't require surgery.
More serious or complex fractures usually require open reduction -- re-positioning during surgery. And then once a fracture is “set”, the broken part is immobilized for a period of time to allow the bone to repair - this is called callous formation, which is followed by “remodeling”, the natural method the body uses to return a broken bone to its original shape).
The whole process typically takes 6-12 weeks. Remember invasive surgery often involves bone being traumatized, for example, open-heart surgery, hip replacements, knee replacements etc Below are the more common homeopathic remedies we use at brave after an acute fracture. Each remedy also has many other applications in practice, but we are only describing the specifics related to broken bones, rather than mental and emotional states etc.
Remember that a person could need any one of a much larger number of remedies — which is why we shouldn't self-diagnose nor take off the shelf homeopathic remedies. Homeopaths will always take into account the patient, their constitution, a full case history, over-all state, situation and their specific symptoms when selecting the best possible remedy - for an immediate problem. However this list is useful for those who cannot afford to see or cannot reach a homeopath, but can access remedies.
Arnica: reduces the pain and swelling that accompanies any injury or wound; typically the injury will show a degree of blunt trauma to soft tissues – which in turn leads to swelling, pain, bruising and discoloration. It should be given as soon as possible after the injury. Remember that after Arnica is taken, the swelling can be so reduced that it might be difficult to tell from observation alone that there is a fracture. The person will describe a body that feels bruised, as if someone has beaten him or her up. The affected bones are highly sensitive and very painful at the slightest touch. Often they complain that the bed is be very hard, and so they need constant change of position in their search for an elusive, soft, comfortable spot on which to lie.
Hypericum: is ideal for fractures in areas that are rich in nerves for example fingers, toes and spine. Often indicated for those that suffer a crushing injury (with or without a break), Hypericum brings welcome pain relief when there is great pain directly around a break, or if sensation is affected whether heighten or lack thereof.
Bryonia: This remedy might be indicated in the