Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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Microneedling for External Application of Homeopathic Remedies


Andreas Maier

Homeopathy is used in the treatment of acute as well as chronic diseases all over the world. The potencies remedies are mostly taken orally, so that the mucous membrane of the mouth serves as receptor for the remedial action. However diluted remedies might also be used locally on the skin. For medical and cosmetically purposes the use of Microneedling has gained increased interest in the application of remedial agents or beauty products in the past years. Fine needles, affixed on rollers or stamps, penetrate the upper layers of the skin to break the skin barrier and improve the absorption of the ingredients. A similar effect can be reached with a dermal needle, an instrument known from Traditional Chinese Medicine. A case study was conducted to investigate the effect of a local application of a homeopathic remedy after the use of a dermal needle.


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