Cearna initially gained the respect of the top dermatologists in the country by demonstrating reduction in bruising and pain for their patients. Physicians evaluated OcuMend® on patients who had bruised consistently due to dermal fillers. When patients’ bruising was significantly reduced or eliminated, even the biggest skeptics were convinced.

Their conviction was so strong that Allergan licensed our technology for cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. Before the acquisition, we were honored to have the following exceptional plastic surgeons and dermatologists on our Medical Advisory Board: Tina Alster, M.D., Jason Bloom, M.D., Sue Ellen Cox, M.D., Roy Geronemus, M.D., Scott Gerrish, D.O., M.D., Lorrie Klein, M.D., Wendy Lee, M.D., Sachin Shridharani, M.D., Heidi Waldorf, M.D.


On a mission to help as many people as possible, Dr. Jo went on to create ActivMend, a similar product engineered with athletes in mind. ActivMend uses the exact same patented ultra-penetrating nanotechnology and includes additional remedies necessary for healing minor soft-tissue injuries.

The inclusion of the ‘Power 5’ ingredients addresses swelling, pain and bruising in muscles, ligaments, tendons and bursae. Beloved by athletes and trusted by medical professionals, ActivMend has quickly become a game changer for healing and recovery.


Founder Story

Dr. Josephine Polich discovered the ultra-penetrating nanotechnology through her unique analytical approach to the common ingredient Arnica developed by her strong materials science and engineering background.

Dr. Polich gained extensive engineering experience at prominent companies including IBM, Alcatel and the technology startup Tele-TV. Her roles included multimillion-dollar project implementations, and as director of engineering, she was responsible for all key elements of product development including design, manufacturing and testing.

Prior to launching Cearna, Dr. Polich ran a successful homeopathic clinical practice with a multiple month waiting list. She also taught as an adjunct professor at the National University of Health Sciences. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago MBA program and has lectured at the University of Michigan.

To address the lack of high-potency topical gels available in the market, Dr. Polich developed Cearna’s innovative technology for her patients. Dr. Polich conducted extensive evaluation of the technology before introducing the first high-potency Arnica gel to the aesthetics market.

Dr. Polich holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Virginia and dual bachelor’s degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan. She earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences.

Contact Us

E-mail: info1@cearna.com
Phone: 855-255-MEND