We're always looking for weird and wonderful ways to cure our body ailments and complementary medicine is the path chosen by many health-conscious people. Introducing biomesotherapy…
Biomesotherapy can be highly effective for acute pain, including headache, migraine, muscle and joint injury, digestive discomfort and neuralgia. It is still fairly new in Australia, but more than 70 million treatments take place in Europe each year and it's even employed by some leading European sports physicians.
In biomesotherapy, a sterile saline solution is injected under the skin. Simultaneously, homeopathic medicines (formulated to relax tension, regulate inflammation and assist tissue regeneration) are ingested. The theory is that both procedures work in harmony, stimulating the body to start healing itself.
Very fine needles are inserted into a self-loading device called an inject-ease, and the saline is injected just under the skin into acupuncture points. It's a safe procedure adhering to strict guidelines, with practitioners requiring postgraduate training to allow them to practice injection techniques. The homeopathic medicines that you take together with the injections come in liquid form and are sprayed into your mouth, so there are no gobstopper-sized pills or capsules to contend with!
I've had knots around my shoulder blades for a while now, due to sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen all day, every day. Upon arrival, I fill out a full medical history. The clinic's qualified naturopath and kinesiologist, Dagmar Ganser, goes through this form with me in great detail, discussing sleep patterns, diet, exercise and lifestyle. Before coming to the clinic, I did have doubts about letting someone stick needles in my body, but my concerns are quickly dispelled.
I remove my T-shirt and lie face down on the bed. First, I spray liquid under my tongue this is the homeopathic medicine that will work hand-in-hand with the injected saline. Dagmar has warned me that the tighter my knots are, the more the injections hurt, so I'm expecting a lot of pain. However, the first needle goes in at the base of my right shoulder blade and I only feel a brief sting. There are four injections in total, and although the insertion of the needle doesn't hurt, there is a bit of throbbing as the saline spreads into my tissue. Finally, I have a few more sprays of the homeopathic medicine under my tongue. Altogether, the whole treatment only takes about 10 minutes.
Afterwards, as she rubs cream into the puncture areas, Dagmar tells me that my left shoulder is tenser than my right, which apparently means that I take on other people's problems too much. Hopefully the treatment will alleviate my tension and then I'll have to work on giving up shouldering other people's burdens!
That evening it feels like there are a few hard lumps lodged under my shoulder blades, but it's not enough to irritate me and it doesn't hurt. The following morning I wake up feeling fantastic. I roll my shoulders and there's no cracking or creaking as usual. And as I sit at the computer, my neck feels loose and free of knots.
9/10! People can be cynical about homeopathic and complementary medicine but I feel better than I have in a while.