Biopuncture Natural Pain Management

Introduction to Biopuncture?

Click here for the Dr. Oz episode on Biopuncture

Biopuncture is a therapy whereby specific locations are injected with biological products. The majority of the products are derived from plants. Most of these injections are given into the skin or into muscles.

Products commonly used in Biopuncture are, for example, arnica, echinacea, nux vomica and chamomile. Arnica is used for muscle pain, nux vomica is injected for digestive problems, echinacea is used to increase the natural defense system of the body. Biopuncturists always inject cocktails of natural products. Lymphomyosot is used for lymphatic drainage, Traumeel for inflammations and sports injuries, Spascupreel for muscular cramps.

Are these products safe to use?

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.

How can these dilutions actually have an effect on the body?

The fact that most ampoules only contain low concentrations of plant extracts is often a reason for conventional physicians to criticize the effects of these products. But it is important to know that the products used in Biopuncture are not diluted as much as in homeopathy. That's why we call them ultra-low doses.

How can such a small dose influence your body and stimulate healing?

Scientists don't have the final proof yet, but they postulate that these injections are working through the stimulation of the immune system (which is in fact your defense system). Let's compare it with a vaccination. When you receive a tetanus vaccination, only small amounts of a particular product are necessary to stimulate the immune system against lockjaw. In other words, just a few injections can protect your body for years.

Biopuncture injections are not vaccinations, of course, but the idea of the mechanism of action is similar: small doses of the right product can have an important effect on the defense systems of your body. And that effect can last for months or years. And Biopuncture produces its clinical effects because it stimulates your immune system to restart its innate healing capacities.

Has it been proven that Biopuncture works by stimulating the immune system?

Biopuncturists have observed the effects of these injections for decades. Recent research on Biopuncture has given new insight on how these products seem to do the job. Scientific investigation has illustrated that Traumeel indeed works via the immune system. Your physician will be surprised to hear that the mechanisms of action of Traumeel include both inhibition of IL-1 and inhibition of TNF-alpha secretion.

Dr. Denny and Dr. Kersschot (the developer of Biopuncture) at a training in Miami in 2008.

Click here to see an interview with Jan Kersschot M.D.