Homeopathic therapy is recommended to promote good healing after surgery. It may benefit surgical patients by reducing bruising and swelling, in turn expediting recovery.

All patients should begin taking the Arnica and Bromelain 10-14 days before surgery and continue for two weeks after, unless otherwise indicated by Dr. Hyman.

What to take?

Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana is found in both flower and fruit. The entire flower has proven healing components. It is most commonly used to reduce bruising and inflammation of the skin. The recommended strength is 30c (but 30x is also acceptable). Take 4 of these small pills 3 times a day.

Bromelain/ Bromezyme

Bromelain is a natural enzyme that is derived from pineapple. It is a natural diuretic proven to reduce swelling and inflammation, commonly found after surgery. The recommended dose is 1000mg a day.

How to take them?

  • Do not touch the pills with your hands. They are very sensitive and can become ineffective by coming in contact with anything other than the lid.
  • Place the Arnica pills under your tongue and let them dissolve. Again, use the lid to place them in your mouth.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or take other medications for 15 minutes before or after taken the homeopathic pills.
  • Store in a cool dark, odorless place for optimal results.
  • Avoid compounds such as caffeine, camphor vapor, chocolate, tea, eucalyptus, garlic, onions, mint, and mint toothpaste for an hour before or after the homeopathic remedies. These compounds can render the Arnica and Bromelain inactive.