How does biopuncture work?
Biopuncture is a therapy using mostly plant-based ultra-low dilution product formulas which are injected into specific body regions to relieve pain and inflammation. The majority of injections are micro-injections with a very small needle just under the skin or into the muscle. One of the benefits of directly injecting the area of pain appears to be a “turbo effect,” or a much faster healing response.
In conventional medicine, the drug you take suppresses your symptoms immediately. That is why you need to take high doses of chemical substances in order to suppress pain or inflammation. But as soon as the medication stops working, you have to take another pill to “kill the pain” again.
However, in biopuncture, small doses of products are injected in order to stimulate or “wake up” the natural healing processes. The healing effect comes from “inside” your body – not from the products themselves. It’s the reaction of your immune system, which will produce the proper reactions to regain natural healing.
How is biopuncture different from acupuncture?
Biopuncture does not follow acupuncture meridians; the skilled practitioner instead looks for local “pain points” and “origin points” in the affected region. A pain point is likely to be a tender superficial nerve, inflammed tissue or trigger point (muscle knot).
What are the most common micro-dose formulas used?
The most common products used in sports medicine and pain practices are Traumeel®. Lymphomyosot®, Spascupreel® and Zeel®.
Traumeel® is used to reduce pain and swelling.
Lymphomyosot is used for lymphatic drainage.
Zeel® is used for arthritis.
Spascupreel® is used for muscle spasm.
Each of these formulas contains a combination of botanical and mineral ingredients, i.e. Traumeel ® has arnica montana to reduce swelling, comfrey to decrease joint pain, chamomile and St. John’s Wort to reduce pain, and calendula (marigold) and echinacea to stimulate the immune system. The product which is best researched and most widely used in oral, topical and injectable forms is Traumeel®.
Traumeel is a homeopathic preparation containing plant and mineral extracts such as arnica, calendula, witch hazel, belladonna, chamomile, and St. John’s Wort. Traumeel injections are useful for muscle and ligament tears, soft tissue and ligament injuries, joint pain, carpal tunnel, and arthritis. For most people, the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects are immediate.
The advantage to traumeel injections is that it does not have the potential harmful side effects of steroid/cortisone injections such as tendon rupture and scar tissue formation. Traumeel also helps to restore the body’s balance by stimulating its own healing mechanism whereas cortisone is an anti-inflammatory that stops the body’s natural healing response, making it much slower for the body to heal.
Because they still help to bring down inflammation to injured tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, without the potential side effects of steroid/cortisone, Traumeel Injections have also become popular in the professional athletic circles.
What conditions are typically treated with biopuncture?
The common factor is pain and inflammation, be that in a soft tissue or joint or in the lining of the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. Each of these tissues has nerves that become chronically inflamed and cells that that secrete chemicals that initiate and maintain pain and inflammation.
- Sports Injuries
- Low Energy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle & Ligament Tears and Sprains
- Seasonal Allergies
- Endometriosis or Dysmenorrhea
ARE THESE PRODUCTS SAFE FOR ME?
Yes, because the ampoules do not contain high concentrations of active substances. They usually contain diluted products. As a result, toxic side effects are very unlikely. Additionally, the ampoules used in Biopuncture are manufactured by companies that guarantee the production quality of their products. Most of the ampoules used for injection are made in Germany and are held to very strict quality control regulations. Clinical studies on thousands of patients have confirmed the safety of ampoules such as Traumeel.