Take a trip to your local dispensing herbalist…
Before taking any new supplements or making new diet changes, you should always consult your GP and dispensing herbalist. OBVS.
Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie.
I firmly believe that if you ain’t bruising, you ain’t doing it right! And if you do get some good un’s, then we should wear them like a badge of honor as they represent achievement.
But that’s not for everybody and some people just bruise like a peach, ending up looking a bit battered and unsightly.
This could be because you are deficient in Vitamin K, or C, and a simple diet change could make a huge difference here. But of course – speak to your GP about that as – I’m no Doctor!
I also believe that getting your vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients should of course come from a good, balanced diet – naturally. And if you’d like to learn more about that then please take a nosey at THIS BLOG.
But every body is different and we can’t always get the nutrients we need from diet alone. Fair enough.
So we recommend that you find a decent local dispensing herbalist – this isn’t like a typical health food shop. Dispensing herbalists are highly knowledgeable, extremely well studied folk, that are able to diagnose and prescribe specific, natural, homeopathic remedies and tinctures to suit specific ailments.
If you live in or near Chester, we like the people at The Groves Herbalist shop in Hoole. They’re cool.
So here are the top 5 natural remedies that we recommend you talk to your herbalist about:
#1 Bromelain (500 mg 3x daily)
An enzyme found in pineapple juice and stem, which seems to cause the body to produce substances that fight pain and swelling (inflammation).
Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great natural replacement to harmful medications like aspirin.
#2 Vitamin C (500-1000 mg daily)
The natural antioxidant Vitamin C promotes the formation of collagen, which aids in strengthening and maintaining the body tissues as well as blood vessels.
It works by accelerating the process of wound healing and prevents bruising by further controlling the process of inflammation. In short, ingesting sufficient amount of this natural vitamin prevents the lining of the vessels from getting fragile enough to tear easily.
#3 Bioflavonoids (500 mg complex 3x daily)
Bioflavonoids have a similar wound healing action as vitamin C.
This nutrient acts together with vitamin C to help maintain the thin walls of the capillaries, therefore preventing bleeding or bruising.
#4 Vitamin K (2 mg x 2 weeks)
The only vital function of this fat soluble vitamin is to produce blood platelets that allow coagulation of blood and thus aid in preventing bleeding.
If the reserves within the body are lacking in Vitamin K, one becomes more prone to episodes of nosebleeds, bleeding from gums and a tendency to bruise easily, even with mild trauma.
#5. Arnica oil/Cream/Gel (apply to skin 2x daily)
One of the major reasons homeopathic Arnica is so successful against bruising is because of its relaxing effect on the body’s blood vessels.
Topical Arnica is usually best for skin bruises; however, homeopathic Arnica tablets can also be helpful.
Arnica bruise ointment is available in many forms, including gel, cream, and even in a stick.