Traumeel: Medicine of the World Champion

When the group games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup begin on June 14, the players will already have a long season behind them. Still, they are all hoping their respective squads will be injury-free. Responsibility for the German team’s medical treatment is in the hands of Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, “the team’s” physician since 1995.

For me, modern medicine means leaving out nothing that would help the patient, while avoiding doing any harm. The body needs support for its enormous powers of self-healing. Its response to injuries and overload must not be suppressed by chemical drugs, and an equally important goal is to avoid side effects.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, Team Doctor of the German National Soccer Team.

Like many other sports medicine specialists around the globe, he relies on Heel’s natural medicines in general, and particularly on Traumeel. In his current book about his decades of experience as sports medicine specialist, he writes:

This is the approach Heel has taken since its inception. In a multi-target, multi-component approach, Heel medications – each with its own specific combination of active ingredients – affects multiple targets in the body at once, with the stated objective of activating the organism’s self-healing forces instead of masking symptoms.

[…] Traumeel is another important medication that is used for muscle injuries in our practice. The diverse active ingredients (amongst others arnica) are an indispensable help for the regulation of the healing process.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, Team Doctor of the German National Soccer Team.

Traumeel, one Heel pharmaceutical that is frequently used by sports medicine specialists and elite athletes, combines 14 different active ingredients. In addition to inflammatory disorders, especially of the musculoskeletal system, Traumeel’s indications also include post-traumatic conditions (dislocations, sprains, edema …) commonly seen among athletes.

Also, the longtime team physician for FC Chelsea, Dr. Alex Nieper, and many more sports medicine specialist agree that Traumeel is an essential part of their daily practice.

But not just in daily practice – the efficacy and safety of Traumeel have been proven in clinical trials, and real life situations demonstrated in numerous large observational studies. For example: a randomized, controlled study conducted at 15 centers in Spain from March 2009 to September 2011 showed Traumeel to be as effective as diclofenac gel (1 %) in treating ankle sprains.* Subjects of the study were 449 physically active men and women (ages 18-40 years) with mild to moderate (grades 1 and 2) ankle joint sprains. At each of three check-up times (7 days, 14 days, and 6 weeks after the injury), progress in healing was assessed.

Quotations from Müller-Wohlfahrt taken from: "Mit den Händen sehen. Mein Leben und meine Medizin". Insel Verlag, Berlin 2018.

*De Vega CG, et al. "A randomized, controlled, multi-center study on the effectiveness of Traumeel (ointment and gel) in terms of pain reduction and functional improvement compared with diclofenac gel in acute ankle sprain". Abstract EULAR12-4940 presented at the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress, Berlin, Germany, June 6-9, 2012.

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