I've been un-characteristically physically active the last few months! And I'm loving it! What started as a walk has progressed to a 3km run a couple of times a week, at least one 2km swim, a couple of rounds of the red arrow (Cairns locals will feel my pain) and now...drum roll...please I'm also following Betty Rocker's 15min a day for 30day challenge.
I was doing pretty well on my own I have to say but thought I had plateaued. The same routine day in day out...so when someone says that I could make a big change in 15min a day I bought in hook line and sinker! I know this is sounding like a big plug for Betty but very seriously she rocks! I'm a week down and I can already feel the difference. Boy can I feel the difference. I had no idea my core was completely (and utterly) unused and ignored...It's making up for lost time let me tell you.
After day 2 I was in so much pain I couldn't roll over in bed. Oh my aching abdominals! Not a good thing. So my wonderful partner says 'Have you taken a homeopathic for it?'. Cue hysterical laughter from me 'taken a homeopathic....what do you think? I'm a homeopath of course I haven't taken anything!' Oh healer heal thyself! So I hauled my painful muscles out of bed to find what I needed.
Generally speaking if your muscles are a bit achy after a workout or heavy manual work ARNICA will do just fine but in this case I had a deep (oh so very deep) ache right through my core muscles. I'd also treated myself to a stint under the fan to cool down right after. Not my finest decision! Deep muscle damage especially combined with a cool breeze is an indication to use BELLIS PERENNIS. Homeopathically prepared from the common daisy it is also known as the gardeners remedy. When you think of a gardener and all the digging and heavy lifting then just as they start to down tools a lovely cool breeze hits and voila the perfect ingredients for a Bellis Perennis muscle ache.
Ten minutes later I went to roll over again...no crys of pain this time just a twinge that passed quickly and I slept the rest of the night in peace. Thanks little daisy!
To all the others that find their physical limits by bashing up hard against them look at Arnica but if it is deeper muscle damage that was created from a cool breeze (also think fan or air con) then Bellis could be your remedy!
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**Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined but your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.