SOS for a Broken Bone

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LEFT CLAVICLE 2 VIEWS 0001Two weeks ago, this happened. This is a picture of my 4-year-old’s broken collarbone. I always thought that if he were to break something, it might be while playing ice hockey – but this was done trying to do a somersault!

 

Our little guy was in a lot of pain, but the doctor gave him a positive prognosis… as long as he was careful and took it easy. Easier said than done!

The thing with a broken collarbone is that there is no cast or sling – it’s just 4 to 6 weeks of rest. So we had to figure out something to heal our swimmer/hockey player a little more quickly so he could get back to his activities.

Aside from being very, very careful, this is what he is doing for his broken bone:

Symphytum officinale: This is a homeopathic remedy that is specific to promoting healing of bone trauma. He takes 5 pellets three times per day.

Arnica montana: Another homeopathic remedy intended for any sort of trauma, pain or soreness. He also takes 5 pellets three times per day.

Vitamin D: 2000IU per day. Vitamin D is essential to bone health, along with organic , whole-milk yogurt for calcium and magnesium.

Eating green leafy veggies, like kale, spinach and rapini.

He goes back to the doctor in 2 weeks to see how he is doing. He already has full range of his arm, which is a great sign. I will keep you posted!

 

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