STEROID-FREE TREATMENT FOR PAIN, SPORTS INJURIES, TENDINITIS, ARTHRITIS, COLDS, FLU AND OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS
WHAT IS BIOPUNCTURE?
Biopuncture is a therapy whereby specific locations are injected with natural, homeopathic products and sometimes combined with local anesthetics like lidocaine. This stimulates and supports the body's natural healing process. It is used to treat sports injuries, tendinitis, pain, colds, flu, and other medical conditions. Most of these injections are given under the skin or into the muscles using very thin needles so that minimal discomfort is experienced.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS ARE INJECTED?
Most ampoules contain very low doses of natural substances such as plants and minerals, for example arnica, echinacea, nux vomica, and chamomile. Arnica is used for muscular pain, nux vomica for digestive problems, and echinacea to increase the natural defense system of the body. Biopuncturists typically inject combinations of natural products to achieve the proper effect. Traumeel, for example, is used for inflammation, overuse strains, and sports injuries. Zeel is used for arthritis. Spascupreel is used for muscular cramps and spasm. Lymphomyosot is used for lymphatic drainage. Many other combinations and treatment protocols are available.
ARE THESE PRODUCTS SAFE?
Since the ampoules contain very low concentrations (micro-doses) of the active substances, side-effects are extremely rare. They are manufactured by companies that guarantee their production quality and are FDA approved. Most of the ampoules are made in Germany and are submitted to very strict quality control regulations and systems. Clinical studies on thousands of patients have confirmed their safety and the use of homeopathic medicines in general has been refined over the past 200 years.
HOW DOES BIOPUNCTURE WORK?
In conventional medicine, the drug that you take usually suppresses your symptoms without encouraging actual healing. For example, high doses of chemical substances are needed to suppress pain. Shortly after the conventional medicine is out of your system, you have to take another pill to reduce the pain again. The same can be said for anti-inflammatory and most other conventional treatments. With Biopuncture however, the healing effect comes from within your body, not from the products themselves. Small (micro-doses) of products are injected in order to stimulate your immune system to produce and regulate the proper reactions to regain natural healing. The body's reaction may vary from better local blood circulation to relaxation of muscles or local detoxification of tissues.
WILL BIOPUNCTURE HELP ME AS QUICKLY AS CONVENTIONAL THERAPIES?
Injections of micro-doses are less powerful than for example cortisone (AKA steroid) injections. The dose used is too small to immediately suppress the inflammation. But that is not the goal of Biopuncture! The goal is to stimulate the natural inflammatory process to obtain complete and natural healing of the injured structures - not to suppress them. As a result, the symptomatic relief may take a while, especially for chronic cases. With acute (recent) injuries, the effects may be more quickly apparent.
WHERE ARE THESE INJECTIONS GIVEN?
Most people are surprised how easily and quickly these injections are given. They are very well tolerated because the needle used is very tiny and the quantity injected into each site is very small. Most of them are given just under the skin and sometimes into the muscles or ligaments. Several quick injections are administered in carefully selected zones during each session/office visit.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NECESSARY?
Because small doses of natural products are used instead of cortisone (steroid) you have to be more patient. Usually 3 to 5 sessions are needed. However, if you have had problems for several months or years then your doctor may need to consider deeper causes of your complaints and work on those. Sometimes detoxification, organ and cellular support, or hormonal regulation is incorporated into the treatment plan. As a result, more sessions may be needed.
CAN SYMPTOMS WORSEN AFTER MY FIRST TREATMENT?
Sometimes you may quickly improve after the injection. At other times, especially when dealing with longstanding problems, you may experience a temporary worsening of complaints. This usually means that the healing processes are being activated and is termed the "reaction phase."
WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER BIOPUNCTURE?
Most physicians use Biopuncture for minor orthopedic problems such as sport injuries, neck, back, or joint pain. It is used for sciatica, tendinitis, and sprains. Many other treatment protocols exist. For example, it can be used for bronchitis, asthma, headaches, neuralgia, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
Biopuncture is considered a safe and efficient technique in complementary medicine. It uses biotherapeutic injections to stimulate the natural, self-healing capacities of your body. It is routinely performed by Dr. Karmazin, so please contact her to discuss it further.
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