The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Sports Injuries- muscle strains and sprains-

Strains, sprains, tendonitis and bursitis can all result from sudden excessive tension on a muscle or tendon or by repeated muscle contractions that fatigue the muscle or tendon. Proper stretching and warm-up will help prevent injuries as well as avoiding overdoing it. All injuries should be treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation of the affected area. Additional supplements of vitamin C and bioflavonoids will help promote healing.

Herb of choice-
Bromelain- the protein digesting enzyme from pineapple has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation and swelling, and to decrease pain and healing time.
Dry in capsules(1800-2000 mcu)- 250-750 mg three times a day between meals.

Other herbs- Curcumin, Ginger, Echinacea, Licorice,

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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