FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between the Joint and the Scar Cream?
2. Can I put the Joint Cream on a Scar or vice versa?
3. Have there been any reported side effects with any of your creams?
4. What are the bases of your creams made from?
5. Why do your creams contain aromatherapy oils I thought they antidoted homeopathic remedies?

JOINT CREAM FAQs

6. How often should I apply the Joint Cream?
7. How will I know the joint cream is working?
8. How long will the Joint Cream take to help my symptoms?
9. Can you tell me some more about the healing ingredients in your cream?
10. Your cream helped a lot after just a few applications but my pains haven't completely gone away. When should I stop?
11. Do I need to carry on doing the exercises my physical therapist gave me?
12. Can I use the Joint Cream anywhere else --- like on an injured muscle?
13. I have a very old shoulder injury with pain and stiffness. Can the Joint Cream help with that?
14. I had spinal surgery for chronic back pain but it wasn't completely successful - can your cream help?
15. I have a weakened hip joint from osteoarthritis. Can your cream help?
16. Can your cream help with plantar fasciitis?
17. How is your joint cream different from other homeopathic creams for injuries?
18. Can I expect any relief of pain with my arthritis?
19. Can I use the Joints Cream on a joint that has a scrape or cut on it?

SCAR CREAM FAQs

20. How often should I apply the Scars Cream?
21. How will I know the Scars Cream is working?
22. How long should I use the Scars Cream for?
23. I have a lumpy scar that is 20 (or 30 or 40) years old. Is it worth trying the Scars Cream?
24. Can I put the cream on a wound that is still healing?
25. Can using the cream help to prevent scarring?
26. My teenage daughter has some stretch marks on her legs and hips. Can it help with those?



1. What's the difference between the Joint and the Scar Cream? The scar cream is designed to act only on the skin - it does not have any ingredients for painful joints.

The joint cream has a number of ingredients specifically for pain and/or swelling and/or inflammation to injured or arthritic joints and also to surrounding tissues of the joint.

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2. Can I put the Joint Cream on a Scar or vice versa?
You can do so without causing any harm but to get specific improvements you need to use the correct cream.

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3. Have there been any reported side effects with any of your creams?
I have not heard of any adverse reactions to either of my creams. The bases for both are the same and include almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E oil. These products have been carefully chosen for their safety and gentleness but if you have a known allergy to any of these ingredients you should avoid using my creams. The aromatherapy oils are likewise super-gentle and in small enough quantities they are unlikely to elicit an allergic response.

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 4. What are the bases of your creams made from?
They are in a neutral aqueous base - one that is super mild and water soluble. This means that they are easily absorbed by your joints and/or scars.
~ There's a little borax (a naturally occurring salt) to act as a preservative and a little soy based wax to emulsify them (to turn them from a liquid to a nice creamy texture).
~ There are no petrochemicals to clog up your pores.
~ There's no lanolin and no perfumes to cause allergic reactions.
~ There are no toxic ingredients including no parabens or propylene glycol to build up or cause side effects.

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 5. Why do your creams contain aromatherapy oils? I thought they antidoted homeopathy.
Some aromatherapy oils are very 'medicinal' - very strong i.e. eucalyptus, menthol, camphor and tea tree oil. In large doses these can counteract the effect of a homeopathic remedy. Small doses of most aromatherapy oils are just fine. I have chosen oils that are super gentle that have been proven to soothe scars or painful joints. They are also oils that I know from personal experience work fine alongside homeopathic medicines in small doses. There are just a few drops in each tube so no need to worry - you can just enjoy the lovely scent they bring to my creams.


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JOINT CREAM FAQs

 6. How often should I apply the Joint Cream?
Use common sense and apply the cream as needed:
~ If you have a recent injury to a joint or severe joint pains, you can apply it every 2 hours.
~ If the pains are mild then once a day may be enough.
~ For moderately severe pains use it 2-3 times daily.

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 7. How will I know the joint cream is working?
Any improvement in the pattern of your symptoms is an indication that the cream is having an effect. The pains will begin decreasing, stiff joints should begin to loosen, and swelling should decrease.

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 8. How long will the Joint Cream take to help my symptoms?
If your injury is recent and mild and you apply the cream in a timely fashion it should help within a few days or less.
If you have symptoms of arthritis that are recent then the cream can work quite quickly also - you should notice improvements within a week or two.

The more serious the injury the longer it will take.
If you have had symptoms of arthritis for many years then you'll need to use it for a good month to begin to see improvements. The longer you have had the condition the longer it may take.
It can take longer to heal if there is significant scar tissue - several months or more. If you see even 10%-20% improvements after one month it is worth continuing as these improvements can be encouraging after 2-3 months and can add up to significant progress over a 6 month period of time.

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 9. Can you tell me some more about the healing ingredients in your cream?
Thanks for asking - I have chosen ingredients carefully with many years of feedback from patients.
~ Arnica helps with swelling and bruising to joints and muscles.
~ Symphytum heals injury or inflammation to the bony tissue of a joint.
~ Rhus toxicodendron is the # 1 remedy for painful arthritic joints and sprains and strains of all kinds.
~ Ruta heals damaged or inflamed tendons as well the tissues that cover bones.
~ Thiosinaminum helps to dissolve scar tissue - a common problem in any injured or inflamed joint, preventing complete healing of the joint.
~ Calcarea fluorica helps to rebuild the integrity of damaged or injured joints.

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 10. Your cream helped a lot after just a few applications but my pains haven't completely gone away. When should I stop?
You can back off now - using it less often and stopping once you are pain free. Once you notice a significant improvement you should apply it less often or as needed. As with all good homeopathic and healing remedies stop on improvement and use your symptoms as a guide - repeating them only as needed.

You should stop using it altogether once the pain has gone.

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 11. Do I need to carry on doing the exercises my physical therapist gave me?
Exercise, especially physical therapy exercises and especially exercises that involve gentle and appropriate stretching are a key component in joint rehabilitation. It is vital that you continue these.

If you have not been doing any then I suggest strongly you seek the advice of a physical therapist ASAP.

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 12. Can I use the Joint Cream anywhere else --- like on an injured muscle?
That's an interesting question! A number of users have reported to me that they applied it to bruised or sprained muscles and even fascia with good results.

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 13. I have a very old shoulder injury with pain and stiffness. Can the Joint Cream help with that?
Shoulder injuries are amongst the hardest and slowest to heal. Several people have reported improvements with this kind of injury. They have all said it took several months but it was worth it as they have been able to avoid surgery.

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 14. I had spinal surgery for chronic back pain but it wasn't completely successful - can your cream help?
If there's scar tissue and stiffness then my joint cream may be able to help. Some people have reported a 30% improvement in mobility and pain relief.

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 15. I have a weakened hip joint from osteoarthritis. Can your cream help?
Many people have reported improvements in hip pain and mobility from using my cream on a regular basis. It's definitely worth a try.

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 16. Can your cream help with plantar fasciitis?
Several people have reported spectacular results with this horrid problem - they were also careful to follow their doctors advice regarding exercises and orthotics etc.

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 17. How is your joint cream different from other homeopathic creams for injuries?
The homeopathic remedies in my healing creams are in the lowest of potencies. They are designed to work on a purely physical level in the gentlest of all possible ways. They should not counteract any constitutional homeopathic treatments you may be taking from your homeopathic practitioner - quite the reverse - they will work gently and persistently alongside all other healing treatments, including conventional medical treatments. Many people have found they have been able to decrease their daily dependence on painkillers or anti-inflammatories (with their doctors blessings of course).

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 18. Can I expect any relief of pain with my arthritis?
I cannot guarantee this but so many people have experienced some degree of relief (from a little to an amazing amount) that you can definitely hope for some relief for yourself. I want to know if it isn't helping so if it does not please let me know.

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 19. Can I use the Joints Cream on a joint that has a scrape or cut on it?
You should not put the Joints Cream on 'broken skin' - on a wound that hasn't healed over as it can cause a bit of a rash.

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SCARS CREAM FAQs

 20. How often should I apply the Scars Cream?
~ Apply a small amount twice daily or more often as needed.
~ Use it less often once it has begun to help and stop on significant improvement.
Mostly people forget to use it once the need is less.

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 21. How will I know the Scars Cream is working?
Your scar will start fading. The color itself will fade - and any raised edges or lumpiness in or under the scar itself (from scar tissue) will start to diminish in size.

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 22. How long should I use the Scars Cream for?
As long as you need to - you should use it for a good month. If you see noticeable improvements in that time you should continue until those improvement cease. Some tough, old scars take 2-3 months or more to heal.

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 23. I have a lumpy scar that is 20 (or 30 or 40) years old. Is it worth trying the Scars Cream?
Absolutely. Even old acne scars and old surgical scars are diminishing with this cream.

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 24. Can I put the cream on a wound that is still healing?
Once the wound itself has healed over you can apply the Scars Cream. Don't put it on an open wound as it has been known to cause a bit of a rash.

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 25. Can using the cream help to prevent scarring?
No it cannot. You'll need to consult a homeopathic practitioner for constitutional treatment if your body has a tendency to heal poorly and/or to form keloids after injury or surgery.

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 26. My teenage daughter has some stretch marks on her legs and hips. Can it help with those?
Many people have found it to be incredibly helpful for stretch marks including pregnant and newly delivered women, teenagers and people of any age who have had sudden weight gains and developed stretch marks as a result.

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