Search for:

Featured Articles
EMF Protection

Dear Valued Web Customers & Patients

Looking for Holistic MD/DO

Introduction to Traditional Osteopathy

Overdue: Natural Approach to Inducing Labor

Homeopathic Pre-labor Protocol for Easier Childbirth

Ultrasound and Pregnancy

Tips on How to Achieve a Natural Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

Vaginal Birth and Gut Flora; A Reason to Not Choose a C-Section

The Medicalization of Childbirth

Homeopathic Medicine for Easier Childbirth

Healthcare and Wisdom from the Ages: The Best of Both Worlds

On Being Tongue-Tied

Fever: What to Do

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Natural Treatments for Cough

Conventional Treatment of Coughs

A New Look at an Old Diet: 12 Tips (infants to adults)

Autism: General Health Tips


Natural and Homeopathic Prevention During Travel

Homeopathic Medicine: Directions for Use

Recommended Remedies Before and After the Shot

Homeopathy for Travel and Camping

Homeopathic Treatment for Jaundice

Boost the Immune System During the Flu Season, Naturally

Gemmotherapy Herbs for Cold and Flu

The Healing Effects of Onion



Juice Plus+

Articles : A to Z Conditions (including Pertussis)
First Aid Treatment of Sprains and Strains: RICE: Back to Articles
by Lauren Feder, M.D.

Excerpt from Natural Baby and Childcare


Care and Treatment


 Accidents happen, but parents can cut down on the frequency and seriousness of injuries by taking preventative measures.  Make sure that your child wears a helmet (and protective pads when needed) when bicycling, skateboarding, snowboarding, and skiing.  Protective gear functions most importantly to minimize the chance of head trauma, but it also helps to stabilize joints (such as at the knees and elbows), lowering the risk of strains and sprains.


First Aid Treatment

R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is basic first aid for sprains, strains, and bruises. 

  • Rest. Have your child rest after an injury. Avoid all activity that causes pain.
  • Ice. Apply an ice pack (or a pack of frozen peas) to the injured area. Ice for 15 to 20 minutes at a time repeating every 2 to 3 hours as needed. For children who find it difficult to sit still for the ice to be kept in place, try for 5 minutes at one time. Use a towel to prevent ice burn and avoid heat for the first 36 to 48 hours after injury.
  • Compression. Use compression for visible swelling. Elastic bandages work well, and should preferably be applied by someone who knows how to wrap. Avoid bandages that are too tight!
  • Elevation. Elevate the area above heart level and place on a pillow or chair.



My Shopping Cart
You have 0 items in your cart.

Sub-Total: $ 0.00

View Cart    Checkout


FREE Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter for monthly natural health features and site updates for you and your family!


Featured Products

Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) 60ml.

$ 18.98

Lithy Tree (Viburnum lantana) 60 ml.

$ 18.98

Winter Tonic Plus :

$ 22.95

Silver Biotics (Colloidal Silver)

$ 24.95

ChestalĀ® Honey Homeopathic Cough Syrup for Children 4.2oz.

$ 14.95

Calendula Ointment (Boiron) 1 oz.

$ 11.95

Lithy Tree (Viburnum lantana) 60ml.

$ 18.98

Briar Rose (Rosa canina) 60ml

$ 18.98

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only.