Efficacy of Biopuncture


The majority of clinical studies regarding Biopuncture are related to injections with Traumeel[1][2][3][4][5]and Zeel [6].


Traumeel has been tested in several settings, both in laboratory settings[7] as well as in clinical trials (e.g. a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind test on Traumeel injections in the knee joint[8]).







It is obvious that more randomized controlled trials in this field are absolutely necessary in order to check if these biotherapeutic injections are both safe and effective.





[1]Birnesser H, Oberbaum M, Klein P, Weiser M, Traumeel in Epicondylitis, Journal of Biomedical Therapy, summer 2004, p. 13

[2]Kunt T: Traumatic effusions of the knee joint (Haemarthrosis and Hydroarthrosis) and their treatment with intra-articular Traumeel injections, Therapiewoche (Germany) 1968; 18:789

[3]Thiel W: The treatment of sports injuries with Traumeel injections, Biological Therapy 1986 (15) 4:163

[4] Vorstoffel E, Treatment of spinal syndromes with paravertebral Traumeel-infiltrations, Munch Med Wochenschr. 1971 Mar 19;113(12):440-3

[5] Singer SR, Amit-Kohn M, Weiss S, Rosenblum J, Efficacy of a homeopathic preparation in control of post-operative pain - A pilot clinical trial, Acute Pain 2007, 9; 7-12

[6] Bachinger A, Rappenhoner B, Rychlik R, Socioeconomical efficiency of a Zeel comp.-therapy in comparison to hyaluronic acid in patients with gonarthrosis, Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 1996 Jul-Aug;134(4):Oa20-1

[7] Lussignoli S, Bertani S, Metelmann H, Bellavite P, Conforti A, Effect of Traumeel S, a homeopathic formulation, on blood-induced inflammation in rats, Complement Ther Med. 1999 Dec;7(4):225-30. The therapeutic effect of Traumeel was associated with a significant decrease of systemic interleukin-6 production (a control group was treated with saline).

[8]Thiel W, Borho B: The Treatment of Recent Traumatic Blood Effusions of he Knee Joint. Biological Therapy, Vol XII, No.4, 1994