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Sep 1 14

Three Taps & Win An iPad Mini

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Not sure which homeopathic medicine is right for you or your family? Download the Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder app, and enter to win one of three iPad Minis in our “3 Taps & Win” Contest! This three-month contest launches today and runs through November 30. No purchase is necessary to enter; one entry per person per day.

09593758-e40b-439d-b509-afb00eaab378Three grand prizes winners—one for every month—will receive an iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB and a Boiron prize pack with Arnicare Gel and five Blue Tubes. For your first contest entry, download the free Medicine Finder app on your iOS, Android or Amazon Kindle device. Then tap “Menu,” followed by “App Contest.” Finally, enter your contact information and the contest code Boiron2014. If you already have the app or for subsequent entries, simply visit the “App Contest” tab and enter your information and the contest code.

The Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder app will help you find the best medicine to relieve your symptoms in just three clicks. Each protocol lists the medicine’s purpose and recommended dosage, as well as other useful lifestyle tips. You can also share your protocol with your family and friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. For official “3 Taps & Win” Contest rules, visit BoironUSA.com/app.

Aug 29 14

Must-Have Medicines for a Healthy Labor Day Weekend

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For most of us, the school year has already begun, the weather is cooling off, and busy schedules are starting to get more hectic. It’s also time to have one last fling with summer by enjoying a long weekend with the observation of the Labor Day holiday. Whether you plan to camp, head to the beach, or simply enjoy a backyard barbeque with friends and family, don’t forget these Boiron essentials to help keep you healthy and ready to celebrate.

Family-BBQ_148v2Suffering from indigestion or an upset stomach? Keep Nux vomica pellets on hand. This popular single medicine temporarily relieves nausea, acid indigestion, hangovers, and most importantly, an upset stomach from overindulgence in food and drink.

Countless games of volleyball, bocce ball and bean bags are sure to leave you with sore muscles. Our non-sticky, non-greasy Arnicare Gel temporarily relieves muscle pain, stiffness and bruising without a medicinal smell. It’s also available as a cream, which is ideal for massaging those aching arms and legs.

Too much sun? Barbeque burns? Bug bites? Our line of Calendula topicals helps to heal all types of skin irritations and minor burns. Calendula Cream or Lotion is ideal for soothing sunburn; the ointment helps to heal minor burns or blisters; and the gel works well on insect bites and stings.

Not sure which medicine is right for you or your family? Download the free Boiron Medicine Finder App on your iOS, Android or Amazon Kindle device today! This easy-to-use app will help you find the best medicine to relieve your symptoms in just three clicks. You can also use our store locator to find the retailer nearest you. From everyone here at Boiron, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend!

Aug 27 14

Boiron at AARP’s Ideas@50+ Event Next Week

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Today’s 50-plus Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and at the same time, trying to navigate economic, health, social and technological realities unlike any generation before them. If you’re one of these Americans, searching for ways to engage and interact with others like you, then you should head to AARP‘s Ideas@50+ show next week at the San Diego Convention Center!

Fall 2014 Ideas@50+ San Diego Event Banner - AARP

From Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6, you’ll have the opportunity to attend informative sessions on topics across four event tracks—Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation, and Travel & Lifestyle; get moving with a morning yoga session or bike ride; and enjoy a concert by John Mellencamp and special guests Los Lobos and Mavis Staples. Plus, listen to presentations by Martha Stewart, Dr. Travis Stork, Joan Lunden, Dan Marino, Valerie Harper and several other experts and celebrities, and visit hundreds of vendors in the exhibit hall, including Boiron USA. Our team—Deborah, Heather and Troy—are very excited to share samples of our popular pain-relieving product, Arnicare Gel, with you! Look for live updates from our booth via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the event.

Tickets for Ideas@50+ are $25 for AARP members and $35 for non-members. For more information, including hotel reservations, transportation and registration, click here. We’ll see you in San Diego!

Aug 25 14

Learn When to Use Homeopathy to Relieve a Fever in This New Video

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“Fever’s not always a cause for the use of a remedy. Sometimes it’s better left to complete itself because it’s a valuable cure,” says American homeopath, author and mother of three, Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA). “Yet there are occasions when it may be valuable to treat fever.” As kids everywhere head back to school over the next few weeks, and the risk of someone in your household getting sick increases, watch this short video to learn when to use these single homeopathic medicines—Belladonna, Aconitum napellus, Bryonia, Gelsemium sempervirens and Rhus tox—to help relieve a fever. And stay tuned! Our series with Joette has one more video for you—single medicines for relieving coughs and cold symptoms is coming soon!

Aug 22 14

Kick Off the School Year at Whole Foods Market Block Party

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9f89c14d6e3d58834f3d3e79c7f93df5Hey Moms & Dads! If you live near the Whole Foods Market in South Weymouth, Mass., head over to their Back-to-School Block Party tomorrow afternoon from 12 to 3 p.m. for some family fun! Kick off the new school year with kid-friendly activities, music and outdoor grilling. Plus, pick up samples of Oscillococcinum flu medicine and Arnicare pain-relieving gel, and enter for your chance to win a back-to-school prize pack from Boiron, including Oscillo, Chestal cough syrup, Coldcalm tablets, an official Oscillo travel tag and text-friendly gloves, an Easy Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, and several coupons. For more information on the event, click here.

Aug 20 14

The Power of Arnica

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In this guest blog, Nicole Kagan, health editor for WholesomeOne.com, shares the many benefits and uses of Arnica montana, one of the most popular homeopathic medicines in the world. For more information on natural medicines and healthy lifestyle tips, visit WholesomeOne.com.

Whether you’re on a hike or going for a swim in the ocean, active moments spent outdoors can lead to bruises and swelling that last for weeks. While these injuries require patience, and there isn’t an instant cure, topical treatments of Arnica help quicken the healing process.

arnica backgroundArnica is a yellow-orange perennial flower native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia. A member of the sunflower family, it is sometimes referred to as Leopard’s bane or Wolf’s bane, and it has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years.

While Arnica is known for its various medicinal purposes, it is most recognized for its ability to naturally heal bruising and swelling. When one experiences trauma as a result of impact, a bruise (or contusion) may affect capillaries at different levels: in the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle or bone. Arnica’s ingredients—flavonoids and caffeine derivatives, for example—have the potential to penetrate and restore these affected areas. Potent anti-inflammatory agents in Arnica help protect damaged blood capillaries, and many of Arnica’s ingredients account for anti-bruising.

In addition, Arnica stimulates white blood cell activity, thereby improving circulation to combat swelling.[i] It diminishes the size of swollen body parts, reduces accumulations of fluid, and soothes the discomfort of inflammation.

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