As seen on Dr. Oz, there’s a new form of alternative treatment that combines homeopathic remedies with the principles of acupuncture, called Biopuncture. Biopuncture is an injection therapy used to treat common pain and inflammatory problems, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries and many other types of pain, whether it be acute or chronic. It is a series of injections using a fine needle and plant based homeopathic remedies e.g. Arrnica, Chamomile, or Echinacea into the areas that hurt you most to relieve pain and inflammation. It works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. By injecting directly in area of pain, it helps to speed up the healing process. The area of pain could be a tender superficial nerve, inflamed tissue or trigger point (muscle knot).
The remedies I use for my Biopuncture services in San Diego depends on the symptoms. The most common ones used are:
- Lymphomyosot – is used for lymphatic drainage
- Traumeel ® – to reduce pain and swelling
- Zeel ® – is used for arthritis
- Spascupreel ® – is used for muscle spasm or tightness
Each of these remedies contains a combination of botanical and mineral ingredients. The most commonly studied and researched is Traumeel. 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.
Besides helping people in pain, those suffering from sinus congestion, migraines, IBS or scars from injury/surgery have also benefited from Biopuncture treatments. The number of treatments varies depending if it’s acute or chronic and degree of injury. Typically, it takes at least three treatments and for some types of injuries, may require up to 10 treatments. For those with an acute injury, biopuncture treatment typically gives very quick results. However, I want to point out that this treatment may not be a quick fix as one would find when getting a cortisone injection. It may take patience as this treatment focuses on healing the problem and not suppressing the symptoms. If a patient has an extensive medical history this treatment may offer minimal relief or no effect at all.
Biopuncture combined with proper nutrition & lifestyle, proper exercise or physical therapy helps the patient heal and prevent further injury. It is a safe, natural treatment and effective way to treat people suffering from pain. You can also refer to this page to look at my BioPuncture in San Diego Services and the many testimonials. Please call my office if you have any questions on it or if you’d like to book an appointment.