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Biopuncture with Traumeel for Treating Pain
9/27/2012
If you thought acupuncture was your only opportunity to get stuck with a bunch of needles, I've got good news: biopuncture, a relatively recent development in the alternative and complementary medicine field, is another option to consider if you suffer from certain types of chronic pain. Traumeel is a highly effective homeopathic solution commonly used in biopuncture.

What is Biopuncture?

Biopuncture is the injection of homeopathic formulas into pain sites. Its purpose is to reduce inflammation and related suffering. It was developed by Jan Kersschot, MD, a family physician in Belgium. He coined the term “biopuncture” in 1991, and the practice came to the US in 2008. It's worth noting that biopuncture injections aren't made at the same sites used in acupuncture. In acupuncture, needles are inserted along meridians to improve the flow of natural energy to bolster health and address underlying causes of bodily dysfunction; in biopuncture, injections are typically made directly into inflamed tissue, trigger points, or knotted muscles.

What is Traumeel?

Traumeel is a plant-derived homeopathic remedy. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties and it reduces edema, pain and promotes tissue recovery. This particular solution is a mix of a dozen diluted botanical compounds, including:

Arnica montana, radix (mountain arnica)
Calendula officinalis (marigold)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Millefolium (milfoil)
Belladonna (deadly nightshade)
Aconitum napellus (monkshood)
Chamomilla (chamomile)
Symphytum officinale (comfrey)
Bellis perennis (daisy)
Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leafed cone flower)
Echinacea purpurea (purple cone flower)
Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort)
What Conditions Benefit from Biopuncture with Traumeel?

Biopuncture with Traumeel is great for treating inflammatory discomfort and pain. It works well with the presence of acute trauma. For example, it helps eliminate pain, inflammation, and fluid retention around surgical sites, fractures, sprains, contusions, lacerations, periostitis and similar complications seen with infections, and other injuries.

Traumeel is also effective in treating aggravation from repetitive motions or overuse injuries. Athletes find it beneficial for sports injuries, and inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, and epicondylitis can be well-managed with Traumeel biopuncture. Minor pain in patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, as well as many backaches, shoulder aches, and other forms of muscular soreness, can also be remedied with this therapy.

Is Biopuncture with Traumeel Safe?

Traumeel is definitely a safe pain remedy. Its only contraindication is in those who are allergic to any of its ingredients. It is generally well-tolerated and side effects are extremely uncommon. In addition, Traumeel is not known to cause any potentially dangerous interactions with other medications or supplements. Symptoms are unlikely to be seen in the event of an overdose, too. Its safety—especially as compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and other medications for pain and inflammation—is one of the most compelling reasons to try biopuncture with Traumeel in your search for chronic pain relief.

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