Whether you suffer from chronic pain or have recently sustained an injury, Traumeel injections can reduce pain and help your body heal quickly. But what is it, and how does it differ from Western medicine like OTC painkillers (NSAIDs)? In this post, we will explain the benefits of this homeopathic remedy and why you should give it a try today.
What is a Traumeel Injection?
A Traumeel injection is a homeopathic, plant-based, anti-inflammatory solution that is injected intramuscularly at different acupuncture points, based on your unique condition. It contains thirteen active ingredients from botanical and mineral sources.
- 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)
- Hepar sulphuris calcareum (calcium sulfide)
How Does it Work?
When injured, the body’s immune system responds with inflammation. The swelling sensation is due to increased blood flow in the affected area because the body is trying to repair damaged cells. While this process is necessary for healing, our bodies often overreact, causing excess heat and swelling. The Traumeel solution inhibits the body from overproducing these inflammatory mediators. In addition, it has also been shown to accelerate the healing process.
What are the Benefits?
What really makes Traumeel injections great is that they are much safer than most pain-relieving medicine. Specifically, these injections are:
In addition, there are no noted interactions with other drugs, unlike most pain medication. This makes it a great treatment option for those taking other medicines, especially those dealing with chronic pain.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Adverse effects of Traumeel are extremely rare, unlike other painkillers. Anaphylaxis has been reported in cases where the patient suffers hypersensitivity to botanicals of the Compositae family (Source). In most cases, Traumeel is a safe and effective pain management treatment and is even approved for children.
Traumeel should always be administered by a medical professional, such as your licensed acupuncturist, and is available by prescription only.
When Should Traumeel Injections be Used?
Traumeel treatments can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Chronic pain—fibromyalgia, arthritis
- Post-injury—strained or torn ligament, tendon pain
- Postoperative pain
- “Tunnel” syndromes—e.g. Carpal Tunnel
- Muscle spasms
- Sports injuries
Traumeel can be used on its own or in conjunction with other homeopathic injections, such as Zeel, Spascupreel, Neuralgo-Rheum and Lymphomyosot). It is also a great addition to any massage or acupuncture treatment.
Whether you’re dealing with chronic or acute pain, Traumeel injections can help you manage your pain (while speeding up the healing process). Talk to your doctor or licensed acupuncturist to see if Traumeel is right for you.