Frequently Asked Questions
How to deal with bruising?
Anytime we use needles or do minor procedures here in the office, bruising is a possibility. While we make every effort to minimize any bruising from happening, it can still occur. Chalk it up to bad luck and just how the body works. We have some great tips for you in how to help minimize any bruising and make it go away more quickly:
Ice is your friend for the next couple of days. Ice for 5-10 minutes at a time (set a timer on your phone) and give yourself a 20 minute break in between. Do this as much you can, but it is not necessary to faithfully ice around-the-clock for the next couple of days.
Arnica Montana and Pineapple Bromelain are supplements that you can find a most health food stores (e.g. Whole Foods, Natural Grocers) that help get rid of bruising faster. Grab a bottle and follow the directions on the back. Take them for one week.
Avoid taking the classic medications, herbals, and vitamins that are notorious for thinning your blood out and causing bruising. The usual suspects are aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), Vitamin E, fish oil, and garlic. After you have recovered, you can restart these products.