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Doping


An important point, particularly for users, recommenders and prescribers of Traumeel Injection Solution to athletes and sports professionals, is that none of the components of the product, in the micro-doses present in the injection solution, are considered doping. Consequently, Traumeel Injection Solution is not listed on the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) list of banned products. In fact, in Germany, Traumeel Injection Solution is listed as “to be used without concern” on the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) list. For this reason, in sports medicine, Traumeel Injection Solution, is widely used in the treatment of trauma and inflammation of joints and soft tissues.

Heel, the manufacturer of Traumeel Injection Solutions published the following doping statement which is based on an analysis named ‘Statement to the question of dosage and doping by hormone-containing homeopathics’ by Dr Wolfgang Strösser*: “Doping - Medications manufactured by Heel are successfully used for the treatment of amateur and professional sportsmen worldwide. Sometimes the question arises whether administration of the Heel medications could result in positive doping effects, especially since some of these medications contain substances in highly diluted form that are generally listed in international doping lists, such as testosterone and cortisone. However, an independent toxicological institute now clarified this question and the results are undisputable: Dilutions with a final concentration (i.e. concentration in our finished products) of 10-6 (D6) or higher (D7, D8, etc.) cannot lead to any effect of doping. The amounts or concentrations of the dilutions of Heel medications given in therapy do not lead to a substitutional effect that is equated with an effect of doping. Conclusion: In spite of their documented therapeutic efficacy, no positive doping effects are to be expected for the medications of Heel.”

Doping letter from Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt**

Additional reassurance on the lack of effect of Traumeel application on doping tests can be obtained from a letter from Dr Müller-Wohlfahrt in which he states that “Doping with Traumeel can be excluded with 100% certainty” and Traumeel does not appear on WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.” In fact, on some national lists (for example, the German NADA), Traumeel is listed as a medication to be used without concerns.

*Dr Wolfgang Strösser has a PhD in Pharmacology and is an MD; he works as an independent consultant in the field of pharmaceuticals.

** Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt is an orthopedist, has a practice in Munich for Sports Medicine, and since 1977 he has been team physician of Bayern Munich, one of the top five teams worldwide in football/soccer; in addition he has been a member of the medical team of the German National Football/Soccer Team since 1996. Furthermore, he is the treating physician of the top Kenyan and Ethiopian long distance runners.