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Phoenix
30-07-2003, 13:40
What stones are good for healing sprains? I re-sprained my ankle a week or so ago, and it still aches.

floracove
30-07-2003, 15:37
I found one site that said...
~Black Tourmaline~Green Tourmaline~

One that said ~Magnets~

One that says...
~Sphene, Green Calcite, Aventurine, DT Quartz~

This site has lots of stuff. http://www.neatstuff.net/avalon/info/gem-remedies.html

Here's a search for Crystals for healing Sprains.

http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?encquery=2BE028EA3D589FB09DA02B0AEA56322297 B18EF05A931624828714DC5A87AB15&invocationType=keyword
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Healthnotes
Sprains and Strains
http://www.mycustompak.com/healthNotes/Concern/Sprains_Strains.htm

Here's a search for herbs for Healing Sprains.

http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?invocationType=bottomsearchbox.%2Faol%2Fjsp %2Fsearch.jsp&query=herbs+for+healing+sprains&x=27&y=9

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hope your feeling better soon.
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Minderwiz
31-07-2003, 00:30
I think I would tend towards using Gems or Crystals very much as a support for the healing process but rely more on a prime herbal remedy - I believe ointments containing Elder leaves are especially good for sprains.

Ruby Red Slippers
31-07-2003, 11:04
Arnica is great for strains/sprains. It comes in a cream that can be applied. To a bruise it takes the pain right away, even thought the body takes time to actually reabsorb the blood. I've used this cream for years and it works great.

Arnica is in pill form also, although I've never used the pills, they are supposed to work great also.

As for crystals, you may want to try a lodestones to "pull out" the pain and "magnitize" the healing.


Just my thoughts,

Ruby Red Slippers

Minderwiz
31-07-2003, 19:27
Ruby,

Thanks for the info - I've made a note of it for future reference.

I aso found a couple of remedies in Culpeper's Complete Herbal but they seem fairly complicated - especially the one that involves 16 Swallows! - Hopefully he means Swallow-Wort and does not expect me to venture out with an air-rifle (or send out our cats) to massacre the local bird population LOL

Belladonna
26-08-2003, 02:46
I second the Arnica! Also, homeopathic Bryonia works wonders for the kind of sprain that seems to never go away and gets worse with movement. Amethysts have a gentle healing quality that I find work best at night while you are sleeping.

Red Emma
10-09-2003, 05:35
I'm not sure if magnets count under this heading, but I broke nearly every bone in my ankle about four years ago. It still hurts a lot and gets pretty swollen. My husband (a doctor) brought me some ankle wraps with magnets sewn in. They're like magic. Shortly after putting on the wrap, my ankle feels fine. It takes a little longer for the swelling to go down. But I'm usually so grateful that it doesn't hurt anymore that I don't care about the swelling. My husband thinks that the magnets are effective because they increase the blood flow to the affected area.

Best wishes

TemperanceAngel
20-11-2003, 09:42
Originally posted by Ruby Red Slippers
Arnica is great for strains/sprains.

Agreed, it is a wonderous thing! ;)

Comfrey poultice is also fantastic and my Herbal Prep lecturer told us a great story the other day how she had sprained her ankle on the weekend and she put a comfrey poultice on it and 2 hrs later she could walk just fine...WOW!!! :D
NB: Don't put comfrey on unbroken, dirty skin or infected wounds as the skin will grow over very quickly.
Make a paste out of the leaves.

I have a sometimes v. painful jaw, which has been sprained and when I place my celestite cluster on it, it gives instant relief.

XTAX

P.S. Am I too late now for this thread?