Traumeel injection therapy stimulates healing, and reduces pain and inflammation. Traumeel is a homeopathic solution made up of 12 botanical ingredients and 1 mineral ingredient. It has been used in Germany for 60 years, and is only recently gaining traction in the USA. Traumeel injection therapy is highly effective in the treatment of both acute injuries, such as sprains and traumatic injuries, as well as a supportive therapy to reduce pain and inflammation for chronic issues. It is also effective post-surgery for scar treatment and helps reduce scar tissue formation. Used by many world-class athletes, Traumeel injections offer a great alternative to steroid injections, and without the side effects.
Traumeel injectable solution comes in 2ml ampules, and the process involves injecting the sterile Traumeel liquid into acupuncture and/or trigger points. Generally 1-2 ampules are used for each treatment, but sometimes more. Most patients notice improvement of symptoms in 24 to 48 hours.
Traumeel Injections are highly sought afternatural, homeopathic treatments for conditions that cause painful inflammation. Traumeel is a botanical extract that was largely unrecognized as an injection type of remedy in the United States for over 80 years; athletes would often travel to Europe to receive such care for sports injuries. Traumeel is primarily composed of arnica montana root, a plant extract that is commonly found in tablets and creams to relieve pain and inflammation.
The body’s immune system begins its response to injury with inflammation. The swelling and warmth experienced at an injured site is caused by increased blood flow to an area, diffusing from blood vessels into the damaged tissue. The body does this to transport immune system cells to the infection or injury site to begin killing foreign material and repairing body cells. This would be an effective means of beginning the healing process, but our bodies often overreact, developing excess heat and swelling that could last long enough to reverse any helpful effects. Traumeel is an agent found in nature that not only reduces swelling, but balances it to promote its benefits.
WHAT IS TREATED
Traumeel Injections treat a variety of musculoskeletal inflammation based conditions. Soft tissue injuries respond best to traumeel treatment, including muscles ligaments, and tendons. It is most helpful to those who experience chronic inflammation, like athletes who may have a weak area or body part that they overuse during performance. Some common conditions that may benefit from Traumeel injections are:
- Acute injuries (sprains, contusions)
- Repetitive and overuse injuries (tendonitis, tennis elbow, bursitis)
- Chronic pain (backache, muscle pain, sciatica, shoulder pain)
- Scar treatment (post-operative inflammation reduction and treatment of older scars)
- Pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Pelvic pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Hip pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
- Tears of ligaments, muscles, or tendons
- Joint pain
- Lower back pain
- Plantar faciitis
- Sports Injury
- Muscle spasms
- Post-operative pain
- Minor arthritis symptoms
TRAUMEEL VS. CORTICOSTEROID
Traumeel Injections are homeopathic treatments, meaning the medicinal agent is completely derived from minerals found in nature. Because the solution is mostly plant based, there are little to no side effects, including allergic reactions which are extremely rare. The absence of other effects makes Traumeel an anti-inflammatory treatment that can be used as often as necessary. Corticosteroids, though safe when regulated by a physician, may have adverse effects if used too often. Corticosteroids can weaken the very tissues in the areas injected thereby making them more vulnerable to deterioration. Corticosteroids target soft tissue cells causing them to shrink if exposed to the medication at long periods of time, so they are rarely ever administered more than once every six months. Due to the varying response patients have to corticosteroid treatment, inflammation may begin again before this time period. Traumeel may be an effective alternative to corticosteroid injections.
NIH Article about Traumeel
Traumeel is 100% natural, and poses no known side effects. Thus it can be administered frequently, with no ill effects. However, it is important to review the list of ingredients to ensure you don't have a known allergy.
Arnica montana, radix (mountain arnica)
Calendula officinalis (marigold)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Belladonna (deadly nightshade)
Aconitum napellus (monkshood)
Symphytum officinale (comfrey)
Bellis perennis (daisy)
Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leafed cone flower)
Echinacea purpurea (purple cone flower)
Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort)
Hepar sulphuris calcareum (calcium sulfide)