Jumping off 70 foot cliffs

Katie - kroeber@bigskyresort.com

I injured my tailbone severely while jumping off 70 foot cliffs. The surface of the water cracked my tailbone on impact. The pain was excruciating and nothing helped. My stomach was constantly upset with all the pain killers I was taking to try to get the pain to go away.

I finally went to a message therapist and he recommended a topical ointment called Traumeel. It worked wonders. It didn't take all the pain away, but I was able to sit for a lot longer without discomfort and I was also able to stand up a lot easier. I recommend that everyone with a tail bone injury try it for a couple days.

Katie

Note from Jon Miles:

I found details of Traumeel ointment on the web. It was described there (wrongly) as a homeopathic medicine based on all natural ingredients.

Normally homeopathic medicines are so diluted that there are none of the original ingredients left at all, and so they can have no effect. But Traumeel includes several herbal ingredients which are not heavily diluted. Traumeel is therefore in fact a conventional herbal medicine, not a homeopathic one. I found medical papers on PubMed  which showed that Traumeel ointment has been tested and shown to reduce inflammation.

The ingredients of Traumeel also include mercury, which is a poison, and which few people would describe as 'natural'. However, the mercury is described as '8X', which means that it has been diluted to 1 part in 100,000,000, so it is unlikely to do you much harm.

The web page about Traumeel at http://www.naturedoc.com/products/traumeel.html contains a disclaimer: The information and products on this web page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Updated 2003-08-10

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