Traumeel is a homeopathic preparation containing plant and mineral extracts such as arnica, calendula, witch hazel, belladonna, chamomile, and St. John’s Wort. Traumeel injections are useful for muscle and ligament tears, soft tissue and ligament injuries, joint pain, carpal tunnel, and arthritis. For most people, the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects are immediate.
The advantage to traumeel injections is that it does not have the potential harmful side effects of steroid/cortisone injections such as tendon rupture and scar tissue formation. Traumeel also helps to restore the body’s balance by stimulating its own healing mechanism whereas cortisone is an anti-inflammatory that stops the body’s natural healing response, making it much slower for the body to heal.
Because they still help to bring down inflammation to injured tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, without the potential side effects of steroid/cortisone, Traumeel Injections have also become popular in the professional athletic circles.
At Acupoint Wellness Centre, we find that traumeel injections work well in combination with acupuncture or trigger point therapy. Traumeel has no known medicinal interactions and is therefore safe to use with any medicines you may already be taking.