Biopuncture in San Francisco
In addition to chiropractic care, spinal decompression, and deep tissue laser, CMGE will also be used as an entry point for many advanced sports medicine and chronic pain relief procedures and therapies available at the primary clinic just a short walk away. One of these therapies is called Biopuncture and is performed by Dr. Lee Wolfer, MD.
Here is an excerpt from the Biopuncture page of the Chiro-Medical Group website:
Biopuncture is a therapy whereby specific body locations are injected with biologically active substances which are physiologically regulating. These substances are used to treat pain, swelling, inflammation and toxin accumulation, among other problems. Most injections cause only minor discomfort because they are very shallow, given just under the skin or into the muscle.
What kinds of products are injected?
Products commonly used in Biopuncture are, for example arnica, Echinacea, and chamomile. Arnica is used for muscle pain and Echinacea is used to boost your body’s immune system. Biopuncturists usually inject a mixture of natural products. Traumeel for example is used for inflammation in the setting of sports injuries and inflammation. Zeel is used for chronic joint pain. Spascupreel is used for muscle spasms/cramps. Lymphomyosot is utilized for lymphatic drainage in chronically swollen or congested tissues. These products are combined with a local anesthetic medicine like lidocaine.
Are products safe for me?
The solutions are not in high concentration. They contain diluted products. Therefore, toxic side effects are very unlikely. The medications used in Biopuncture are manufactured by companies that guarantee the production quality of their products. Most of the solutions are made in Germany, under strict quality control regulations. Clinical studies on thousands of patients have confirmed the safety of solutions like Traumeel and Zeel.
How can these dilutions actually have an effect on my body?
The fact that most solutions contain low concentrations of plant extracts is often a reason for conventional physicians to criticize the possible effects of these products. Products used in Biopuncture are not diluted to the extent that the solution contains no active product (as in homeopathy). That’s why we call them “micro-doses.” How does this small dose influence the body? A good example is to think of a tetanus vaccination – only small amounts of the product are necessary to stimulate your immune system (= your defense system) against lockjaw. A few injections can protect your body for several years against this serious disease. Biopuncture injections are not vaccinations of course; however, the mechanism is similar: small doses of the right product can have a strong effect. Biopuncture produces its clinical effects because it stimulates your own immune system and restarts your healing capacity. (The medications used in Biopuncture have no relation whatsoever to the current controversy over childhood immunizations). Go here for full article about Biopuncture in San Francisco.
So there you go. Biopuncture is not magic but for difficult to treat musculoskeletal injuries, detoxification, and functional restoration, it just might be a logical treatment option for you.
To find out if you are a candidate for Biopuncture in San Francisco with Dr. Lee Wolfer, MD please call 415-495-2225 and mention this blog post.