People experiencing chronic or acute pain often seek relief in over-the-counter medications or cortisone shots, depending on the severity of their injury, condition, or disease. But the risks of these treatments are higher than most realize.

Common anti-inflammatories ( NASID s) such as Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeds, heart attack, and kidney disease. Shots of cortisone — a steroid hormone — can lead to joint infections, nerve damage, and “bone death.” It’s why doctors typically limit the number of cortisone shots a patient can receive.

The alternative? Traumeel injections.

A homeopathic solution, Traumeel solution is injected deep into muscle tissue at different acupuncture points to reduce pain and to help the body heal quickly. Traumeel is a combination of 12 botanicals and one mineral that have been used for years as a homeopathic treatment for pain. Together they work as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Traumeel ingredients:

  • 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-leaved coneflower)
  • Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower)
  • Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort)
  • Hepar sulphuris calcareum (calcium sulfide)

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to pain. Swelling, pain, and redness are caused by increased blood flow into the affected area as the body tries to repair itself.

Traumeel acts directly with the inflamed area to reduce pain and promote healing. Pain medications and cortisone shots, on the other hand, work by blocking the natural inflammation process.

At AcuMedGroup Wellness Center, Traumeel injections are generally done in conjunction with acupuncture and Tui Na massage to super-charge the healing process. Dr. Rusnak often combines Traumeel with other homeopathic injectables, such as Zeel Spascupreel.

Zeel helps treat degenerative conditions such as Osteoarthritis (OA), and Spascupreel

relieves muscle spasms related to abdominal cramps, menstrual cramps, spasmodic cough, intestinal colic, and smooth musculature spasms.

Remember, homeopathic injectables don’t interact with other drugs like traditional medications can and don’t have the harmful side-effects associated with prolonged cortisone shots.

These natural shots are an ideal treatment option for people taking other medicines, especially elderly patients and those dealing with chronic pain.