Biopuncture as a Safer Alternative to Relieve Arthritis Pain

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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of pain for Americans. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is caused by joint “wear and tear.” This causes degeneration of the cartilage inside the joint leading to chronic pain and inflammation. Conventional therapy commonly involves the use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). However, long term use of these medications has shown to promote stomach inflammation (and potentially ulcers), kidney damage and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. There are many other safer alternative therapies that can help relieve the pain of osteoarthritis.

Biopuncture is a therapy that uses homeopathic injectables made from plant and mineral extracts. Biopuncture can be given as an intramuscular injection to help relieve body-wide pain or used locally with superficial injections just below the skin (subcutaneous injections). The Heel injectable formulations are very safe and have been shown in research to help modulate the pain response at the cellular level. Traumeel, which is indicated for acute pain, was found in a study to have a comparable effect to NSAID medications in reducing inflammation and increasing mobility. The Zeel formulation is often used in cases of osteoarthritis because it is effective for chronic pain, especially joint pain. Traumeel and Zeel can be combined to treat an acute flare of pain in osteoarthritis. Contact Arizona Natural Medicine to explore safer alternatives for osteoarthritis pain.

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