Yoga is a meditative movement practice that originated in ancient India. It combines breathing techniques, postures, and meditation or relaxation. Recent studies suggest yoga may reduce low-back pain and improve the ability to walk and move. Iyengar yoga, which uses straps and blocks to help you get into the postures, is particularly beneficial for low-back pain.
Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Practitioners believe that by restoring the flow of vital energy in the body (ch’i), they can restore health. It involves stimulating specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin, which causes the body to produce pain-relieving substances. Acupuncture is used to treat back pain, joint pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Generally, massage therapy involves a therapist using their hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body-the muscles, connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Many techniques are used, such as Swedish massage, shiatsu, and reflexology. Research has shown that massage may help with low-back pain, neck pain, and pain from osteoarthritis of the knee.
Homeopathy is a holistic health practice that originated in Germany. Its basic principle is “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be relieved by a substance that produces similar symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are derived from plants, minerals, or animals. One of the best-known homeopathic remedies, Arnica montana has been used for centuries to treat bruising and sprains. Its root contains essential oils that are powerful anti-inflammatories.
Boiron is the Arnica expert
With 80 years of expertise in homeopathic medicines, Boiron developed Arnicare, a family of medicines* partly made from the Arnica plant. Available in tablets, cream, and gel, Arnicare is used to treat muscle pain, joint pain, bruising, and swelling from surgical procedures or injuries.
• 100% naturally sourced medicinal ingredients
• Fragrance-free, paraben-free, and NSAIDs-free
• Non-greasy and non-sticky
* These homeopathic medicines may not be right for everyone. Always read and follow the label.