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Three ways to speed up recovery when your child breaks a bone

by , 05 September 2013

The newswires lit up on Monday with news that celeb-tot, Suri Cruise, had broken her arm. While there's no report on how it happened, broken bones are par for the course for most kids. After all, they just love jungle gyms and clamouring over things. And that's why it's important parents know what they can do to help broken bones heal faster…

“The harder kids play, the harder they fall. The fact is, broken bones, or fractures, are common in childhood,” says kidshealth.org.

And while, as a parent, the last thing you want is to see your child in pain, once they’ve broken a bone, there’s not much you can do about right?

Wrong!

Here are a few natural remedies you can use to speed up his recovery.

Three ways to help broken bones heal faster

#1: Give them a multivitamin
The weight of your bone is roughly 70% mineral content – including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon and zinc. To speed up the healing process, your body needs a robust, readily available supply of all these minerals. By taking a multi-vitamin, you’ll be able to ensure your body has what it needs to repair the damage, says womentowomen.com.

#2: Avoid painkillers
It’s a natural reaction to reach for painkillers to help your child get over the pain. But it’s the worst thing you can do. Why? Because many painkillers – including aspirin and ibuprofen – actually interfere with the healing process of a broken bone.

#3: Speed up recovery time with MME
MME is the process of applying direct-current electromagnetic fields to your body through two strong electromagnets. Patients lie on an open bed between the two magnets and the magnetic fields. The electromagnetic fields interact with your body’s electrons in atoms at the cellular level. As the electrons on these atoms move faster, it results in enhanced electron transfer. It’s this that researchers believe speeds up healing in broken bones, explains Dr Jonathan Wright, the natural health specialist behind Nutrition & Healing.

So there you have it. By helping support your child’s body with these natural approaches to bone healing, you’ll have him up and active again in no time.

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