is Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB)? MDB uses micro-doses of natural products injected
into specific tissues to regulate the immune and nervous system. The resulting modulation (called bioregulation) depends on the choice of the agent and the
location (where and how deep) of the injection.
MDB (also known as Biopuncture) developed from
a combination of well known injection techniques such as Neural Therapy,
Trigger Point Injections, Mesotherapy, Acupuncture
Point Injections, and Prolotherapy. It has distinct features that emphasize
clinical response, safety and modulation of the immune and nervous system both
in what is injected (biomodulators) and where the
injections are given. Thus, even if
other injections have been unsatisfactory or temporary, MDB can be successful
both in terms of effect and duration even if the same material was used.
kind of material is injected? The micro-doses of natural agents used in
bio-puncture are specifically targeted to modulate your innate defense and
regulation systems. For example,
scientific investigation has shown that Traumeel inhibits of IL-1b and
TNF-alpha secretion. Cortisone and
pharmaceuticals are never used. The
micro-doses used are neither strong enough nor designed to suppress pain or
inflammation immediately. Rather the
bio-modulators influence your nervous and immune system. Just as it is known that one injection of a
tetanus vaccine can activate your immune system for about 10 years (memory
effect) using only a very dilute dose of tetanus toxin (tetanospasmin). In the same way, a small dose of a
therapeutic bio-modulator can initiate a long-lasting response. A preservative-free anesthetic (procaine) is
used to deliver the bio-modulators and reduce the discomfort of the injection.
Why do bio-modulators need to be injected? One
might ask why you can’t ingest or rub in bio-modulators. The injection adds an extra dimension to the
response called “turbo effects,” which not only stimulate local and direct
effects but also a remote response similar to what is seen when an acupuncture
point or nerve center (ganglion) is stimulated or injected. For example, there is a big difference when
Traumeel® is injected into a specific area compared with using
What should I expect from Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation
(MDB)? Just as you prepare the soil for a garden or wood
for painting, the healing process occurs in steps and preparing the tissue is
your best chance for long lasting deep results.
Sometimes this can be accomplished in a few sessions, or if you are a
hyper-reactor (sensitive to medication, pain, chemically sensitive, unusual
responses, etc.), a slower approach is better.
You should expect to receive a few injections at each of a few
visits. Some may hurt and some you may
not even feel. Some injections cause
temporary bruising. Be patient to allow
your body to respond. The dose used is
too small to immediately suppress the inflammation but that is not the long
term goal. Regulated and targeted
inflammation or detoxification is an important element of healing. In order to promote a complete healing of the
injured or dysfunctional tissues, the natural inflammatory or detoxification
process must occur. As a result, symptom
relief may take a while, especially for chronic cases. But when dealing with acute injuries, the
effects of the injections may appear almost immediately.
What will I feel after a Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation
(MDB) session? You should also expect that the response to MDB may
include a “reaction phase” in which the pain or detoxification symptoms may be
temporarily worse. This is an indication
you are responding. Because
bio-modulators do not contain high concentrations active material, toxic
reactions to the bio-puncture are extremely unlikely. In fact, bio-modulators are guaranteed for
quality and are submitted to very strict quality control regulations and
systems both in Germany and
in the U.S. These injections have been used in Europe and
for decades. Clinical studies on
thousands of patients have confirmed the safety of bio-modulators like Traumeel®
and Zeel. ®
One of the most powerful aspects of MDB is
its apparent ability to promote detoxification.
Toxins in your body from the environment (air pollution, toxic metals), poor food choices (trans fats), medications (e.g.
antibiotics and steroids you've taken), etc. can block your immune defense
system and disturb the reflex responses of your nervous system. This may explain many of your symptoms or why
you may not function optimally.
Eliminating toxins is an important strategy, especially when dealing
with chronic diseases. Some injections
work specifically on the liver, others on the kidneys, or lymphatic system.
are some uses for Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB)? The
most popular use of MDB is minor musculoskeletal problems due to trauma,
strain/sprain and/or spasms such as tension headaches, neck pain, shoulder
pain, back pain, sciatica, ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, sports injuries,
tennis elbow, golf elbow, and so on.
Because the immune system is modulated, any condition related to
inflammation might be amenable to MDB such as allergies, asthma, eczema,
bronchitis, cystitis sinusitis, Crohn's disease,
colitis, etc. Furthermore, the immune
system is intertwined with the neurologic system and thus MDB might be useful
for cluster headache, neuralgia, migraines, etc.
does not respond to Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB)? MDB
cannot heal all your medical problems.
This is not a miracle therapy.
MDB isn't designed to 'take away' or block the pain as with
pharmaceuticals. Pain is an important
'signal' from your body that something is wrong. Like a red light on your car’s dashboard,
pain is an indicator for you to correct something. By the same logic, if your pain is alleviated
with MDB there is good reason to conclude the cause of that particular pain has
Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB) should not
be relied upon for cancer, diabetes, a heart attack, AIDS, high blood pressure,
Parkinson’s, depression or epilepsy.
When serious damage has already occurred, MDB may be too late to
reverse. For example, a viral hepatitis
can be treated with MDB in order to support the healing mechanism of the body,
but liver cirrhosis is a phase where cells are damaged beyond repair and
complete healing is expected. The same
goes for a chronic cough. MDB can
address bronchial inflammation but you would not want to miss lung cancer. It is important to have a diagnosis before
starting any therapy, including MDB.
about continuing my other therapies with Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB)? In
some it may be advantageous to combine a conventional approach with MDB. Many people still believe that one has to
stop conventional treatments when choosing natural medicine. This is not true. When receiving MDB, continue any medications
you were already taking unless instructed otherwise.
Will the Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB) be the same
every visit? There are three questions to be determined in MDB:
- What to Bio-modulator should be injected (e.g.
Zeel®, Discus Compositum®, and/or Coenzyme
- Where should the injection be given (reflex
zone, pain zones, pain points, trigger points, origin zones and/or origin
- What tissue should be injected (sub-cutaneous, muscle, soft tissue near or actual tendon, synovium, enthesis, periosteum, and/or ligament)?
Most conditions need to
address each of four phases (preparation, immune modulation, treatment, and
cellular) and four layers (subcutaneous, muscle, tendon, ligaments). If you have had problems for several months
or even years, you will probably need to work on each different phase and
multiple layers. For this reason it is
difficult to predict how many sessions will be necessary.
What risks are
associated with Micro-Dose Bio-Modulation (MDB)? The injections can be painful. The most common adverse event with MDB in my
practice is local transient bruising (a “black-and blue” mark). You may also have temporary localized
numbness from the local anesthetic. It
is theoretically possible to be allergic to the local anesthetic but this may
have occurred once and mildly in 20+ years of practice. The “reaction phase” described above can be
intense but it is always transient and is a sign that the bio-modulation is
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