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Miranda Castro's Healing Cream for Muscles or Joints is for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with pain due to inflammation, injury or deterioration of muscles, tendons and/or joints.
This cream isn't at all sticky or greasy. It is smooth, light and easily absorbed and it has a lovely, gentle smell. The homeopathic ingredients are in the lowest of potencies to make them safe and effective and compatible with constitutional homeopathy.
Miranda developed the Joints and Muscles Cream partly in response to clients’ requests, and also because there was (and still is) nothing available that contains ingredients to heal the wide range of tissues that are affected from joint injury or inflammation. Miranda also needed a cream that would not counteract patients' constitutional homeopathic treatments.
This cream is brilliantly soothing and healing for sore, stiff or swollen joints or muscles -- whether the pains are due to inflammation (arthritis or rheumatism) or injury.
Miranda Castro's Healing Cream for Joints can provide healing and relief from the following:
- Soreness and swelling from bumps, bruises and over-exertion of muscles. (Arnica)
- Sprains - stiffness from strained/sprained ligaments and joints. (Rhus tox and Ruta)
- Pain from periosteum or tendon injuries like shin splints and tennis elbows. (Ruta)
- Stiffness and pain from scar tissue. (Thiosinaminum and Calc fluor)
- Pain from injury to the bones themselves including the bony tissues of the joints. (Symphytum)
- Weakness of joints that have lost their integrity due to injury or inflammation. (Calc fluor)
- Apply 1-3 times daily.
- Use less often once it has begun to help.
- Stop on significant improvement.
- Repeat as needed.
Apply a small amount to the affect area/s as needed: more often if the pain or stiffness are severe and/or recent.
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 or stiffness use it 2-3 times daily.
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.
If the inflammation or injury is recent and mild and you apply the cream in a timely fashion it should help within a week or even less.
The more serious the injury the longer it will take to heal.
If you have had symptoms of arthritis for many years then you’ll need to use it for a good month or longer to begin to see improvements. The longer you have had the condition the longer it may take to heal.
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 and can add up to significant progress over several months or more.
For topical use only. Do not apply to broken skin as the Arnica tincture can cause a bit of irritation.
Do not use if seal is broken. If pregnant or breast feeding ask a health care professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. Keep sealed, in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight etc. etc.
Aloe vera and several healing oils including Sweet Almond, Vitamin E oils, and Rosemary and Vetiver essential oils soften and soothe.
Tinctures of Arnica, Symphytum, Rhus toxicodendron and Ruta help stiff or damaged joints and muscles to heal.
Homeopathic Thiosinaminum in a low potency and the cell salt Calcarea fluorica soften scar tissue and to help strengthen damaged tissues and joints.
Borax (a naturally occurring salt) is used as a preservative, and a soy-based wax bring everything together into a deliciously smooth cream.
No artificial colors.
No petroleum products.
No propylene glycol.
No toxic ingredients.
No animal testing.
Q. What’s the difference between the Joints and the Scars Creams?
A. The Scars Cream is designed to act only on the skin – it does not have any ingredients for painful joints. The Joints and Muscles 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.
Q. Can I put the Joint Cream on a Scar or vice versa?
A. You can do so without causing any harm but to get specific improvements you need to use the correct cream.
Q. Have there been any reported side effects with any of your creams?
A. We have not heard of any adverse reactions to either of these creams. The bases for both are the same and include almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E oil. The ingredients have been carefully chosen for their safety and gentleness but if you have a known allergy to any of them you should of course avoid using them. The aromatherapy oils are likewise super gentle and in small enough quantities they are unlikely to elicit an allergic response.
Q. What are the bases of your creams made from?
A. They are in a neutral aqueous base – one that is 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 cream).
There are no petrochemicals to clog up your pores. There’s no lanolin to cause allergic reactions or itchiness or unpleasant stickiness. There are no perfumes to cause allergies. There are no toxic ingredients including no parabens or propylene glycol to build up in your tissues or cause side effects.
Q. Why do your creams contain aromatherapy oils? I thought they antidoted homeopathy.
A. Some aromatherapy oils (eucalyptus, menthol, camphor and tea tree) are 'medicinal' and have a very strong odor. 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 without counteracting their healing effects. There are just a few drops in each tube so no need to worry - you can just enjoy their lovely scent and be assured they are adding to the healing qualities of the cream.
Q. Can you tell me some more about the active ingredients in your cream?
A. I have chose ingredients carefully with many years of feedback from patient.
~ 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.
Q. Do I need to continue doing the exercises my physical therapist gave me?
A. 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.
Q. Can I use the Joint Cream anywhere else --- like on an injured muscle?
A. You can! You can apply it to bruised or sprained muscles and even fascia with good results.
Q. How many 'squirts' are there in each tube?
A. There are approximately 120 full 'squirts' in each tube - enough for many months use.
Q. I have a very old shoulder injury with pain and stiffness. Can the Joint Cream help with that?
A. 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.
Q. I had spinal surgery for chronic back pain but it wasn’t completely successful – can your cream help?
A. 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.
Q. I have a weakened hip joint from osteoarthritis. Can your cream help?
A. Many people have reported improvements in hip pain and mobility from using my cream on a regular basis. It’s definitely worth a try.
Q. Can your cream help with plantar fasciitis?
A. Several people have reported spectacular results with this horrid problem … they were also careful to follow their doctors advice regarding exercises and orthotics etc.
Q. How is your joint cream different from other homeopathic creams for injuries?
A. 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).
Q. Can I expect any relief of pain with my arthritis?
A. 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.
Q. Can I use the Joints Cream on a joint that has a scrape or cut on it?
A. 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 irritation.
Q. What does it mean if your Joints Cream doesn't help me?
A. It can mean a number of things. Here are a few common possibilities: - Your pains are secondary to another disease that needs diagnosing and treating.
- The injury was so serious you need surgery to fix something that got broken.
- Your pains are an (undiagnosed) side effect of a medication or supplement.
- You are allergic to something you are eating or drinking.
- Your pains are the result of emotional stress - sometimes our bodies speak our minds. The pains are real, but the solution is not a cream.
- Your pains are a part of a much bigger picture and until that picture is addressed your pains will not abate.
- The homeopathic solution you need is not in this cream. You should seek help from a homeopathic practitioner who can select a more specific remedy.
- Your pains need a physical solution (chiropractic or osteopathic) to 'release' something that got 'stuck'.
Please Contact Us with any additional questions.
"Mom is getting immediate pain relief with the Joints Cream! Thanks so much! She is now able to walk to the store on her own again, which makes her very happy.."
"I used the Joint Cream only three times for my hands - they were so painful and weak I couldn't open jars. The pains had been getting steadily worse over a period of six months after I injured them. The pains have completely gone and they have been restored to their former health and strength. I am speechless. Pass it on."
"I have used Castro's Joint Cream off and on for about a year, originally obtaining it from England. I am VERY happy with it. I have used it on my knee and on my wrist. Not sure what I suffer from, but when I get a flare up, I can apply the cream several times day and get relief by day's end. After a few days, I will be fine until another flare up in a few months. Can't beat it! Thank you, Miranda!"
"Eleanor asked him why doesn't he try the joint cream. He and JoEllen are as skeptical as they come and I have the feeling they don't deserve what homeopathy has to offer. But, be it as it may, he tried the Joint Cream and starts claiming that it works, that it actually works! So we're out to dinner and Eleanor tells John to tell Greg about the joint cream--which he does. You'd have thought he discovered it. "
"Miranda-- your arthritis cream is miraculous!!!!!!!!!!!! It helps my fingers and toes, and the other night I woke up in the middle of the night--- my RH thumb joint--- the joint that connects your thumb to your hand------ was swollen and painful--- hard to move my thumb--- it really scared me because I remember my Mother telling me when she was about my age---that she couldn't open jars in the kitchen anymore!!---- anyway, I used your cream--- 2x in the night---- woke up--- perfect-- no pain, no swelling---- and none since!!!!!!!
"Thanks..I wanted to also say that the wrist I fractured about 7 years ago bothers me from time to time and is weak. I suddenly decided to use the joint creme on it and it is doing better. I hadn't thought of it before, but am loving the flexibility and much less pain."
"My dad has been using the Joint Cream on a Dupytren's contracture in his hand. He has been using the cream for a few months now. When I saw him at Thanksgiving I couldn't believe the improvement. The contracture had been very hard and very stiff. Now it's more pliable, it has softened. My dad said he can now massage the area. His ring finger was pulling into his palm ... it's stilling pulling but not to the same extent. My dad is postponing surgery. He feels that things are gradually improving, so he's willing to keep using the cream."
"I love your "Joint Cream", it works like a charm!!"
"The joint cream is very effective for me at the end of a long week of treating clients.! I am a bodywork therapist, specialising in TMJ, & my thumbs, elbows & wrists can get quite sore. I am also an avid gardener, & again, your cream takes all the aches away, so that I can continue to garden."
NJ, Sparta - Canada
"I used your Joint cream twice a day on my shin splints and they are almost gone after using it for just under two weeks. YEAH! You have no idea the pain I was in with these shin splints for over a year. I had even seen a Sports Medicine doctor who's advice was to heat, ice, change my running shoes and possibly change the workout that I love doing. He suggested that I may just have to deal with this pain forever. I was icing them so often and at times even was unable to walk or run. It felt like daggers in my shins. Now I continue doing the exercise that I love doing and pain free!"
"Miranda, thank you so much for recommending your joint cream. I have lived with neck and shoulder pain for many years, and after two weeks of using the joint cream I finally feel some relief. It is truly an amazing product."
"We went hiking in the mountains recently and did some long days. Your cream helped a lot. I used it at the end of the day and it took care of the sore and stiff joints and muscles. It seemed to work better than Arnica cream."
"I want to thank you for the joint cream for my knee. It has helped tremendously and I am able to do yoga without too much trouble. It appears that I tore my lateral meniscus."
"As I was enjoying a wonderful walk on Daytona Beach this morning, my old left shoulder burning, tingling pain resurfaced---thank goodness I traveled with "Miranda's healing cream"--- I got back to my room, rubbed it on, and voila! gone again!!I said a prayer of thanksgiving for you and your miracle cream!!"
"Your cream helps with all of my arthritic pain --- I mean everything."
"The other night I woke up in the middle of the night --- my right hand thumb joint --- the joint that connects your thumb to your hand --- was swollen and painful --- hard to move my thumb --- it really scared me because I remember my Mother telling me when she was about my age ---that she couldn't open jars in the kitchen anymore --- anyway, I used your cream --- 2x in the night --- woke up --- perfect --- no pain, no swelling --- and none since!"
"I must tell you I am so pleased with the creams I recently purchased from you. The joint cream helped my neck within about two weeks. I've loaned that to my mother because she is having some joint difficulty with her neck. She can feel the difference when she puts it on. It calms the pain down!"
"For a long time (a year or more) I have had a pain in my upper arm – just where a t-shirt sleeve ends, not in the shoulder – that I have been unable to fix with adjustments, or remedies, or exercise. Any time I lifted anything higher than my shoulder, it would hurt, and it was painful to lie on (I sleep on that side). I was unable to straighten my arm upwards, lifting the arm over my head it looked like a bowed leg, only it was a bowed arm. I rubbed your magic cream on it – oh each day for about 2 weeks, and then the pain was gone, I can now straighten my arm, it truly is a magic cure."
"Recently I attended a Homeopathic First Aid/Acute Seminar with Miranda Castro. I am relatively new to homeopathy and was surprised at the number of ways it can help injuries.
"One topic particularly sparked my interest. Miranda was talking about joint injuries and tendonitis. I have been experiencing tendonitis in my right thumb for 6 months. I have been to my allopathic doctor and was told to immobilize it and ice it. I could take anti-inflammatories to manage the pain but there was little they could do. This being my right hand/thumb (and I am right handed) it was next to impossible to immobilize it. I was wearing a brace at night to help with sleeping and I favored it during the day. I had learned to 'manage' the pain by over compensating with my arm. I am a preschool teacher and I need the use of my hand to assist my students in all sorts of ways which would lead to excruciating pain at times. As Miranda was speaking I was wondering if homeopathy could help my thumb or had it moved onto the chronic stage thus being harder to heal. She mentioned her Joint Cream and I figured that I would get it if only for future injuries.
"That night I did one application of the cream to my wrist below my thumb. As I rubbed the cream in there was an immediate sensation of coolness and healing. It was only for a few minutes but I felt it with each subsequent application. When I awoke the next morning, my thumb (which had been in its brace all night as usual) was just as stiff and painful as usual. I applied the cream 2 more times that morning. At the seminar a few hours later I was taking notes only to suddenly realize that my thumb did not hurt! Writing had been especially difficult and I used to have to hold my pen in an awkward way to avoid great pain. I noticed that I was holding my pen in the normal way and there was no pain! I dropped the pen and started moving my thumb around in ways that I had not been able to do for 6 months! I could not believe it! All that time and my GP was unable to help or even think of an alternative and 3 applications of the Joint cream and there was a marked improvement!
"My thumb is at about 90% better now just 4 days after that first application. I believe the 6 months of immobility and favoring it has weakened the tendon and I will need to exercise it and work to increase it's strength but I am completely sold on the joint cream and homeopathy in general to help out all sorts of unwellness. Next time I will not wait so long to try a homeopathic solution! And joy of joys – I am able to pick up my 3 year old students without pain now … something I’ve been unable to do and missing all these months. Thank you Miranda for all that you do! You have definitely changed this person's life!"
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