Usain Bolt uses homeopathy for sports injuries- you can too


Usain Bolt uses homeopathy for sports injuries. Bolt has used homeopathic remedies since he was 16 years old. When he injured a hamstring in July of 2016, Usain Bolt withdrew from the Olympic trials. Using homeopathic remedies, Usain was able to heal his hamstring and go on to win numerous Olympic Medals in the Rio Olympic Games of 2016, including his third consecutive gold medal in the 100-meter race, just one month after his injury.

About Usain Bolt and homeopathic treatment for hamstring injury

Usain Bolt is an Olympic Gold medalist from Jamaica. In July 2016, he was diagnosed with a grade 1 tear of his hamstring muscle. One month after homeopathic treatment, he was able to compete and win Olympic gold medals. His treatment was conducted by Dr. Hans-Wilheim Muller-Wohlfahrt. Usain Bolt has been a patient at this clinic since he was 16. Because Bolt was born with a spinal curvature called scoliosis, he has often developed back pain needing treatment. Dr. Muller-Wohlfahrt specializes in sports medicine and is the doctor to many other famous athletes, including Boris Becker and the German Football (soccer) team.

Common homeopathic remedies for sports injuries


Arnica is the most common remedy used for acute sport injuries. Arnica is of particular use when there is swelling or bruising. Arnica can be used in low potencies every 15 minutes, or until bruising is reduced.


For deeper bruising, Bellis perennis can be useful. This remedy is also useful for tearing of muscles.


Ledum is the remedy of choice when the bruising is black or to treat sprained ankles. This remedy is especially indicated if the injured area feels cold but is made worse by the application of heat. The person needing Ledum is often relieved by the application of ice to the injury.


Nux vomica can be used to treat stiffness after muscle overuse. Stiffness and overuse injuries are well treated by Nux vomica.

Usain Bolt and homeopathy

Arnica, Ledum, Bellis and Nux are likely remedies that Usain Bolt used in recovering from his torn hamstring. Homeopathy has a long history in clinical use for sports injuries.


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Melanie Grimes, CCH, is a writer, health educator and homeopath. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She has taught at Bastyr University and lectured internationally. Follow her blog at To order professional quality vitamins, visit her online vitamin shop at


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Melanie Grimes
Melanie Grimes is a writer, medical editor and health educator. A classically trained homeopath, she has lectured internationally and been on faculty at Bastyr University, American Medical College of Homeopathy, and Seattle School of Homeopathy. She has been the editor of SImillimum, Journal of the Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and The American Homeopath, Journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths.

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