Like most 50 somethings, my mornings start with a physical inventory of what works and what does NOT work. Which joints are acting up and showing those ever popular arthritis symptoms, and which are just sore muscles from last evenings activities.
I love digging in the garden, whisking eggs for my childrens’ omelets and keeping my independence opening jars without calling for the aid of my husband, but rheumatoid arthritis use to keep me from these activities. It took me several years to admit my condition was caused by arthritis and not eating carbs or repetitive stress syndrome. When I did finally come around to accept my condition I was faced with a medical system that preferred turning to toxic pharmaceutical remedies.
I can handle the thought of osteoarthritis in my knees and feet, after all, I did bang them around a lot when I was mommy’s little ballerina wearing toe shoes, and once did a real number to my knee when we went skiing thirteen years ago, but “old lady” arthritis to my hands isn’t fair. And the thought of reddened, inflamed joints with useless fingers that are in pain is a scary vision on my aging path.
When I first started working with Arnica Montana, due to my daughter’s shoulder injury from competitive swimming, I had no idea how powerful the botanical would be in the fight against arthritic pain. The arnica rub was developed for muscle pain and I never thought that it would be an effective pain treatment for other ailments. But users are now telling me their stories – their ailments, the failed or damaging treatments, and their successes. And the stories are amazing, especially from sufferers of arthritis. Recently a friend of mine came up to me telling me that our arnica cream is the only thing helping her crippled arthritic fingers. She said that taking the prescribed daily high doses of aspirin or ibuprofen, has too many risks, and that the usage of CELEBREX® (celecoxib) Capsules creeped her out with its side effects of strokes and serious gastrointestinal adverse events (see http://www.rxlist.com/celebrex-drug.htm). Another client buys our cream for her sister-in-law, who for the first time in three years, can move her thumb. I’ve got farmers that work in the fields, sometimes hand-harvesting or weeding, who have told me that by using Elixer, they’ve had the first good night sleep in years.
So whether you have a muscle injury, or an autoimmune disease, such as arthritis and shingles, Elixer Arnica Sports Rub may be your answer to control the pain from inflammation.
A penny for your thoughts…….Nadine