Therapeutic injection of homeopathics originated in Germany in the 1980’s and is also known as Acupuncture Injection Therapy. The term biopuncture was coined by its founder, Belgian family practice physician Jan Kersschot, MD, in 1991. He introduced biopuncture to the United States in 2008. This technique brings together modern Homeopathic Medicine with ancient Chinese Medicine. It focuses on injecting small amounts of isotonic sterile solutions composed of homeopathic botanicals. Two of the most widely used and researched solutions are: Traumeel and Zeel,
Traumeel is commonly used for muscular pain, bruising, and sports injuries. Zeel is used for arthritic pain, osteoarthritis, and joint stiffness. These botanical solutions have been widely researched and found to be helpful as a safe alternative to steroids. Scientific research has shown Traumeel injections to reduce pro-inflammatory compounds IL-1ß and TNF-alpha.
The solutions used in biopuncture are biologically active substances that have a regulatory effect on the body. They help modulate inflammation, pain, and swelling. In some instances, especially when the nerves are affected, vitamin B12 can be combined with these homeopathics. Vitamin B12 plays a central role in forming the myelin sheet that protects the nerves.