This traditional herbal remedy is made from extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and is presented in an easy-to-use, non-greasy gel.
- Non greasy.
- Suitable for use with other medicines.
- Made from extracts of freshly harvested arnica.
- Ideal for sporting injuries, such as joint sprains & strains.
- May provide pain relief for a stiff neck, muscle aches shoulder pain & other pains.
What is Atrogel used for?
It is used for the symptomatic relief of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains and bruising, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
Does arnica gel actually work?
Arnica gel was the first product in the UK to receive a licence under the new Traditional Herbal Medicines Directive which came into force in November 2005. Research shows it is as effective as ibuprofen gel. A clinical trial was carried out to look at the effectiveness of a gel made from fresh, organic Arnica montana flower heads against one of the leading pharmaceutical gels, Ibuprofen, with very positive results. Twenty doctors in Switzerland undertook a strictly controlled study involving 204 patients using A.Vogel Arnica Gel and ibuprofen gel. Improvement in the two main areas had to be achieved for the study to be successful & in both cases arnica Gel proved to be as effective as the pharmaceutical pain-killer. In addition, of the patients who assessed efficacy as 'very good' or ‘good’, more patients in the arnica group (64.0%) expressed satisfaction with their gel than in the Ibuprofen group (58.8%). The investigators also generally evaluated the efficacy of the arnica gel as better than that of the Ibuprofen gel. Mother Nature has a store of such remedies, many now the subject of research that shows, as with arnica gel, that they are equally as effective as conventional treatments & more acceptable not just to the user but the health care professional as well. It is reassuring to have science backing up what naturopaths like Alfred Vogel have known for years.
Reference: Choosing between NSAID & arnica for topical treatment of hand osteoarthritis in a randomised, double-blind study by Reto Widrig, Andy Suter, Reinhard Saller& Jörg Melzer Rheumatology International Volume 27, Number6 / April 2007.