September 6, 2013 | Posted in Muscles / Bones

Back pain impairs the distinctly human capacity to be upright, comfortably. The I (or Self or Ego or spiritual individuality) is the member of the human being that allows human uprightness.


No other living being has this capacity, and on it is based a number of higher human functions. The hands are free, and with opposable thumbs, the human being is artist and craftsperson among other abilities. The human is capable of moving freely in space, determining moves from within him/herself, not purely in response to the environment or instinct.

Back pain limits this full human capacity.
Accurate diagnosis is the foundation of sensible safe treatment.

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Moderate activity and rest are the safest guideline for back pain. Pain should not be ‘exercised through’ but taken as a reminder of what the body can handle at that point in time. Ice is often used for initial injury, but some people find more relaxation of muscle spasm from warm or hot compresses.

Arnica is the foundation remedy for treating trauma, muscles, and nerves. It is available in a variety of forms: oral drops, pellets, liquid. Low potencies address the physical most directly: 3x, 6x.

Arnica essence, used as a compress, is a time-honored way to provide relief for an area of trauma. See Trauma. Wet a piece of clean natural fabric (cotton, linen, silk) with cool water and wring out thoroughly. Sprinkle arnica essence throughout the surface, and wrap the injured area. Cover with a piece of wool (wool remnant, or wool scarf). Wool and arnica have an affinity, and enhance the treatment effect. Leave in place for 20 minutes to 8 hours. Use repeatedly till improved.  Arnica is not usually applied to open wounds, to avoid irritation.

  • Uriel Pharmacy provides Arnica Essence, and Stream Bank Arnica Essence. 
  • Weleda has Arnica Essence.

Topical preparations such as body oil, cream, ointment, gel, are important parts of a family first-aid kit, or for athletes.

True Botanica, Uriel Pharmacy, and Weleda Pharmacy make high quality Arnica products for oral and topical use.

Traumeel (BHI-HEEL) is widely available in health food stores, and combines high quality arnica with supportive herbs.

The scaffolding for the I (or self or Ego) to come fully into the human make-up is provided by trace minerals. True Botanica 5MPentas provide high quality trace minerals, for adults 20 drops twice daily orally.

The gemstone jasper has a specific correlation with spine structure. True Botanica’s Jasper Pentas for adults 20 drops twice a day orally.

True Botanica’s Back Relief Plus for adults two capsules twice daily orally may give rapid relief.
Uriel Pharmacy’s wide range of Bambusa products, in cream, pellet, or ampules address back problems in acute stage or for maintenance of a vulnerable back structure. Bamboo has a repetitive vertical structure, like the vertebrae. The products contain Jasper. Only a few are mentioned here. Your provider can offer help in choosing the best fit for your situation.

  • Uriel Bambusa Argentum pellets may help early stages of back pain or new back pain; for adults 10 pellets 3-4 times per day orally.
  • Uriel Bambusa Aesculus or Bambusa Stannum gives support of a vulnerable back between injuries, for adults 10 pellets 3-4 times per day orally.
  • Bambusa Argentum gel and Bambusa Aesculus gel provide topical support, for adults used twice a day topically, and covered warmly.

If cartilage is damaged, Stannum cream is valuable when applied to the chronically painful or stiff area.

  • True Botanica Stannum Pentas cream for adults applied twice daily, covered warmly.
  • Uriel Pharmacy provides Stannum Cream 5x and Stannum ointment (to bring more warmth) 5%, for adults applied twice daily, covered warmly.

The remedies are compatible with standard treatments, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and pain relievers. These medications may be needed in smaller doses or not at all when natural remedies are used.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR:  Practitioners may recommend remedies be used hourly if discomfort is acute. Practitioners may prescribe injections of homeopathic remedies to enhance benefits.

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Increasing back pain, abnormal sensations or lack of sensation in the limbs, and increasing difficulty in moving are signs of a more acute situation requiring urgent evaluation by a medical professional and/or a visit to urgent care or the emergency room.

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BHI-HEEL  +1 800 621 7644 (in USA)  +505 293 3843 (outside USA)

True Botanica +1 800 315 TRUE (8783) (in USA)  +1 262 912 0970 (outside USA)

Uriel Pharmacy +1 866 642 2858 (in USA)  +1 262 642 2858 (outside USA)

Weleda  +1 800 241  1030 (in USA and to obtain contact info outside USA)

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