The history of Acurnica dates back to the 1930′s. During World War II, life in the small Scottish town of Motherwell (the founder’s hometown) was challenging. People had little. From 1938 until the late 1940′s, meat, fruit, sugar, rubber and oils were rationed. Kids didn’t know what a banana was. Life was tough, and especially challenging for medical professionals trying to treat injuries.
Acurnica founder’s Grandad Tom was a Medic during World War II. He had very few supplies because of the war. One of the most used and effective remedies in his medical bag was an ancient tincture made from the arnica flower that grew wild in the mountains of Southern Scotland and Northern England. Tom learned of the special formulation of this herbal medicine from his grandfather. The tincture successfully healed bruises, contusions, sprains and swelling. Long after the war ended, Tom continued to use this natural arnica remedy on his patients and on his family. It has been carried on through the generations, but once the family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in the late 1970′s, it was harder for the
family to find the effective dosage they had always relied upon to treat their injuries.
Fast-forward thirty years when the founder could no longer find this formulation in local health food stores aand pharmacies. Arnica became known to large drug companies, who began putting it in numerous products, but to keep costs down they would use such a low dose of the medical ingredient in their products that the gels and lotions have become much less effective at dealing with inflammation and pain relief.
With a dream to carry on his Grandfather’s legacy, the founder began the long process of creating a new natural product for retail in the Canadian marketplace…. the birth of Acurnia. Based on his great, great grandfather’s ancient formulation, Tebas Therapeutics Inc. began production and distribution of Acurnica, to bring this great remedy as Canada’s most concentrated topical arnica product. The key to success of this recipe is the concentration of the medicinal ingredient of Arnica montana L. Acurnica is produced with care and pride to provide the most effective natural means to treat contusions, bruises, sprains and arthritis and osteoarthritis.