Mesotherapy: a bridge between naturopathy and conventional medicine

In the 1950s, mesotherapy was introduced by the French doctor Dr. developed by Michel Pistor. His aim was to bring drugs to the body in a small dose and directly to the affected part of the body. Mesotherapy can be used in all medical fields, in Germany it is primarily known for aesthetic use and anti-aging.

Definition: what is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a combination of different treatment methods from conventional medicine and alternative forms of treatment. In professional circles, mesotherapy is also often referred to as a bridge from naturopathy to conventional medicine, because “meso” can be translated from Greek as “middle”.

For example, mesotherapy combines elements from  acupuncture  and neural therapy. In addition, the principle of reflex zones is also applied. In recent years, mesotherapy has increased its level of awareness, primarily through its use in anti-aging and cosmetics.

Low side effects due to selective micro-injections

The guiding principle of mesotherapy can be summarized according to the motto “less is more”. Because only small doses of medicinal substances are used for treatment. And since the active ingredients are injected directly into the body part to be treated, they cannot get into the whole body. They should really only work where their use is required.

Therefore, mesotherapy experts repeatedly point out that mesotherapy has only minor side effects and almost no complications.

What is injected during mesotherapy?

After an intensive  preliminary discussion  with the patient, an individual mixture of different substances is prepared for the treatment. Doctors and naturopaths can put together the necessary preparations from conventional medicines, homeopathic potencies, herbal active ingredients, minerals and vitamins, which mutually reinforce and complement each other. Because of the potentiated effect, the substances are combined in an extreme dilution.

This mixture is then  injected several times, but in small doses,  into the upper layers of the skin of the body part to be treated. The injection itself does not cause any unpleasant pain, as the mixture always contains a light anesthetic.

Incidentally, not only the composition of the various active ingredients is important for the success of the mesotherapy, but also the injection itself, since there are different techniques here.

What does mesotherapy do?

The effect of mesotherapy is based on the selective local application of the active ingredients and the stimulating effect of the needle puncture. Because the substances are injected into specific acupuncture points. A kind of depot of active ingredients can be formed in the body, so that the active ingredients can gradually unfold and should ensure a quick but lasting effect.

Due to the fact that the low-dose active ingredients are only injected into the affected region, the organism is not unnecessarily burdened. The injections are intended to boost the  immune system  , stimulate blood circulation and promote oxygen supply to the connective tissue. In addition, the stimulation of the connective tissue should release the body’s own endorphins and anti-inflammatory substances.

However, one should keep in mind that the effect of mesotherapy is scientifically controversial and not clearly proven.

Use in anti-aging: smooth and firm skin

As part of the anti-aging trend, mesotherapy has also found its way into this area. Wrinkles can be  smoothed, cellulite and stretch marks  treated  and the skin tightened without any surgical intervention  . The lifting effect is said to be achieved through the use of hyaluronic acids, various  antioxidants  and vitamins.

This variant of mesotherapy is also referred to as  mesolifting  or  biolifting  . This also includes the so-called fat-away injection, with the help of which fat is to be removed from bothersome parts of the body.

Use of mesotherapy in medicine

Even if the aesthetic forms of treatment of mesotherapy are increasingly known in Germany, it has been able to record numerous successes in various medical fields in recent years. The therapy can help with the following diseases or injuries, for example:

Mesotherapy is also recommended for  stress-related symptoms  such as insomnia or burnout.

 

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