Heel Inc. markets products which are officially classified as homeopathic, including TRAUMEEL.
HEEL INC. was originally founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979 by Hans-Heirich Reckewer, MD, As BIOLOGICAL HOMEOPATHIC INDUSTRIES (BHI). DR. Reckewer, who also founded HEEL in BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY IN 1936, relocated to the United States to continue his scientific investigations and introduce U. S. practitioners to homotoxicology and the Heel products involved in its application. Today, Heel is one of the largest homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, with distribution in over 60 countries. HEEL stands for HERBA EST EX LUCE, which translates to: PLANTS COME FROM THE LIGHT.
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Although the scientific support behind some forms of complementary medicine is sparse, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals (e.g. The Lancet, Pediatrics, British Medical Journal) which scientifically support the clinical effectiveness of homeopathy in general, and Heel/BHI products in particular.
All of the Heel Inc. products are formulated according to a concept called homotoxicology; a bridge between classical homeopathy and conventional pharmacology. In general, Heel Inc. products are combination formulations which contain measurable amounts of active ingredients and are used to treat specific indications. In other words, homotoxicological products are easy to use and understand for a health care practitioners trained within the conventional medical paradigm as well as those trained in nonconventional medicine. A good example of this is TRAUMEEL, an effective NSAID without side effects.
Refer to page 1237 of the 1997 Physician's Desk Reference and page 1187 of 1998 PDR. TRAUMEEL is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-edematous, anti-exudative combination formulation of 12 botanical and 2 mineral substances. Return to Heel Product Page
TRAUMEEL is officially classified as a homeopathic combination remedy. It is indicated for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with inflammatory, exudative, and degenerative processes due to acute trauma (such as contusions, lacerations, fractures, sprains, post-operative wounds, etc.), repetitive or overuse injuries (such as tendinitis, bursitis, epicondylitis, etc.), and for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with such conditions.
TRAUMEEL is also indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with backache, muscular aches, and the minor pain from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
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As with many pharmaceuticals including the conventional NSAIDs, the exact mechanism of action of TRAUMEEL is not fully understood. However, it appears to be the result of modulation of the release of oxygen radicals from activated neutrophils, and inhibition of the release of inflammatory mediators (possibly interleukin 1 from activated macrophages) and neuropeptides.
Due in part to its lack of side effects, TRAUMEEL is not a conventional NSAID. However, despite its status as a nonconventional pharmaceutical, the clinical effectiveness of TRAUMEEL is supported by scientific research and over 30 years of worldwide usage. For example, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of TRAUMEEL Ointment for the treatment of ankle sprains by Zell, et al, was published in Biological Therapy. The patients treated with TRAUMEEL were pain free and had a greater range of motion sooner than the control group. Furthermore, the methodological quality of the Zell study in Biological Therapy was verified in a meta-analysis by Kleijnen,et al, in the peer-reviewed scientific publication, the British Medical Journal. Of 107 homeopathic studies reviewed by Kleijnen, et al, the Zell study of TRAUMEEL ranked within the top 5% for methodological quality. More recently, the September issue of The Lancet published a meta-analysis of homeopathic studies in which three different controlled studies demonstrated the effectiveness of Traumeel over placebo. Return to Heel Product Page
TRAUMEEL can be used to treat elderly arthritic patients who cannot tolerate the GI side effects associated with the conventional NSAIDs or for patients on anticoagulant medication. TRAUMEEL is available as a topical ointment, as oral tablets, oral drops, oral liquid in vials, and as an injectable (prescription only).
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TRAUMEEL Package Insert (OTC)
TRAUMEEL Package Insert (Rx)
Pharmacological and clinical notes Constituents Indications
Arnica (mountain arnica) To stimulate the healing of wounds, fractures, dislocations, contusions, hematomas, myocardial weakness, neuralgia, myalgia, analgesic, hemostatic
Calendula la (calendula) Slowly healing wounds, promotes granulation, analgesic
Hamamelis (witch-hazel) Venous stasis, varicose veins, (thrombo-)phlebitis, crural ulcers, hemorrhoids, venous hemorrhages, anti-iflammatory,analgesic
Millefolium (milfoil) Hemorrhages, especially precapillary arteriovenous (anastomosis) oozing hemorrages
Belladonna na (deadly nightshade) Localized reaction phases, cerebral sensitivity with cramp and delirium
Aconitum (monkshood) Fever with hot, dry skin, neuralgia, inflammatory rheumatism; improvement of the vasotonia: analgesic, hemostatic
Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni (mixture containing essentially mercuroamidonitrate) Suppurations, abscesses, gingivitis, stomatitis, nasopharangeal catarrh, catarrh of the sinuses, cholangitis, shrinking action on edematous conditions
Hepar sulfuris (calcium sulphide) Tendency to suppuration, especially on the skin and Iymph glands (furuncles, pyodermia, panaris, phlegmons), tonsillar abscesses, chalazions, hordeolums, hemicrania, urinary disorders, hypersensitivity to cold and draughts
Chamomilla (chamomile) Anti-iflammatory; stimulates granulation, promotes healing in difficultly healing wounds and ulcers; fistulae, hemorrhoids, mastitis, intertrigo, aphthous stomatitis, conditions of restlessness and excitation, disorders of dentition, otitis media, glandular swellings
Symphytum (comfrey) To accelerate callus formation in fractures; periostitis, causalgia, disorders arising from amputation stumps; contusions
Bellis perennis (daisy) Dislocations, contusions, sensation of soreness in the abdominal wall/cavity, exudative processes, resorption of edema
Echinacea angustifolia (narrow leaved cone flower) Increase in the mesenchymal defenses; inflammation of all kinds and locations, septic processes; hyaluronidase inhibiting, anti-iflammatory action
Echinacea purpurea (purple cone flower) Activation of the histogenous and hematogenous defenses in inflammatory processes and general infections, fibroblast-stimulating effect
Hypericum (St. John's wort) Neural and cerebral injuries, e.g. commotio cerebri; neural pains upon or after injuries; hemostatic
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Based on the individual homeopathic constituents of Traumeel, therapeutic possibilities result for the treatment of injuries, sprains and dislocations, contusions, effusions of blood and effusions into a joint, fractures, post operative and post-traumatic edema and swelling of the soft tissues; inflammatory degenerative processes and those associated with inflammation on various organs and tissues, particularly on the support and mobility apparatus (tendovaginitis, styloiditis, epicondylitis, bursitis, periarthritis humeroscapularis, arthrosis), damaged discs and other degenerative diseases of the vertebral column with the corresponding intervertebral disorders, commotio cerebri (in association with Vertigoheel).
Otitis media acuta et chronica (oral, parenteral as well as local instillation of the drops), sinusitis. Suppurative inflammation such as sudoriparous abscesses, furuncles, carbuncles, mastitis puerperalis. Paradontosis (parenteral, oral, local infiltration in the oral mucosa), fistular suppurations, crural ulcers (ointment, orally and/or parenterally), eczema, neurodermatitis, lichen ruber planus, intertrigo. go. In general to stimulate the sulphide enzymes, e.g. in therapeutical damage and in degenerative phases. As after-treatment after myocardial infarction (regulation of the prothrombin level). The mechanism of action of Traumeel arises from a combination effect (Burgi) of vegetable and inorganic chemical factors, which are characterized by the following properties:
|1. ||Anti-inflammatory and antiviral action of mercurials |
|2. ||Improvement of the vasotonia (Aconitum, Arnica), rendering the vessels impervious (action of calcium) Elimination of venous stasis and antithrombotic effect (Hamamelis) as well as hemostasis (Millefolium), together, with normalization of the prothrombin level |
|3. ||Support and improvement of the cellular respiration and oxidation process by means of calcium sulphide and polysulphide (hepar sulfuris) |
|4. ||Stimulation of the main defense system |
|5. ||Stimulation of wound healing and shock control by means of phytotherapeutic agents (Arnica, Calendula, Echinacea, Symphytum); formation of "pus bonum et laudabile" (good and commendable pus) |
|6. ||Analgesic (Aconitum, Arnica, Chamomilla, Hamamelis, Hypericum) |
|7. ||Hemostasis (Aconitum, Arnica, Hamamelis (venous), Hypericum, Millefolium (arterial),calcium sulphide and calcium polysulphide (rendering vessels impervious) |
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The principal effects of Traumeel
|1. ||Regenerative Arthrosis, fractures, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), styloiditis radii, tendovaginitis |
|2. ||Anti-exudative Swelling of the soft tissues, traumatic, post-operative, commotio cerebri, arthrosis (with and without irritating discharge), effusions into a joint spontaneous, traumatic, post-operative; hematomas in the joints (traumatic hemarthrosis), hematomas in the soft tissues, tendovaginitis, bursitis praepatellaris,otitis media |
|3. || Anti-inflammatory Bursitis praepatellaris, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), styloiditis radii, tendovaginitis, otitis media |
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Based on the fairly high sulphide concentration in the tablets compared with the drops, the tablets are indicated mainly for inflammatory processes and for the regeneration of degenerated, damaged sulphide enzymes; the drops, on the other hand, are indicated especially for post traumatic conditions.
The dosage is adjusted according to the disease, the clinical picture and the stage of the illness.
In general, 1 tablet dissolved under the tongue 3 times daily.
Dosage Oral Vials:
In general, 1 ampule daily or as directed by physician.
In general, 10 drops directly on the tongue 3 times daily; for swelling of the soft tissues 30 drops 3 times daily.
Apply to the affected parts and rub in, morning and evening, or if necessary, more often, possibly also applying an ointment dressing.
In rare cases, hypersensitivity to one or more ingredients may result in allergic skin reactions.
Dosage Ear Drops:
In general, 1 ampule daily or as directed by physician
If symptoms persist or worsen, or if symptoms are accompanied by fever, discharge from ear or dizziness a physician should be consulted.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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