Acupuncture is becoming a regular staple for amateur and professional athletes of all shapes and sizes. When an injured athlete, say a runner with chronic plantar faciitis, finally finds relief from a condition that has been bothering them for years, they tend to tell a friend. By word of mouth, newspaper articles, physical therapists etc… athletes are finding that acupuncture is a drug free way of speeding recovery and getting back in the game. Whether you are suffering from inflammation, bursitis, pulls, tears or just want to increase your competitive edge, acupuncture can help heal your body, calm your mind and get you in peak condition.

                 Click here to read an article about professional football players and acupuncture from the New York Times. 

THE IMMUNE BOOSTER SHOT

Activate your Defense Mechanisms against Viral infections, Influenza, and the Common Cold.

Susceptibility to infections depends on the status of the immune system. The goal of treatment with the booster shot (homeopathic combination therapy) is to activate and support the defense mechanisms of the body by strengthening the natural immune response to viral invasion.

The components of the immune booster shot have been scientifically proven to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms during an acute viral infection as well as prevent from further infection.

BENEFITS OF THE IMMUNE BOOSTER SHOT:

*Used for both prevention and treatment of viral infections
*Turns on the immune defenses
*Scientifically demonstrated as safe and effective
*No known side effects of contraindications
*Safe for children and pregnant or nursing mothers
*May be combined with other natural immune or conventional therapies.

HOW IT WORKS:

*Basic research revealed the antiviral activity of the components of the booster shot against viruses such as: Influenza, Herpes simplex type 1, Rhinovirus, Adenovirus Type 5, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

*In vitro tests have shown that the ingredients of the immune booster shot specifically, Engystol and Gripp homeopathic preparations improve the fighting capacities of white blood cells, which digest microorganisms by 41%.

*The components of the immune booster shot assisted 88% of patients achieve a good result suffering from infections with fever or influenza.

*Preventatively, influenza infections were reduced compared to the control group. The duration and severity of the symptoms were considerably lower in the immune boost group.

RESEARCHED ARTICLES:

In vitro evaluation of the antiviral effects of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel on selected respiratory viruses.

Glatthaar-Saalmüller B.Clinical Immunology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Gripp-Heel is a homeopathic preparation frequently used in the treatment of respiratory viral infections such as various types of influenza and the common cold. The antiviral activity of Gripp-Heel was studied in vitro on human pathogenic enveloped and nonenveloped RNA and DNA viruses. Before the antiviral assays, in vitro cytotoxicity of Gripp-Heel was determined with cells used for the infection experiments (HeLa, HEp-2, MDCK, BGM) as well as with mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes. A concentration of 0.5 of the commercially available product slightly reduced cell viability and proliferative capacity, and experiments on antiviral activity were determined starting with a dilution of 0.2 of the commercially available product.

The antiviral activity was determined against a broad panel of enveloped and nonenveloped DNA and RNA viruses with plaque reduction assay, cytopathogenic assays, virus titrations, analysis of the viral proteins in virus-specific enzyme immunoassays, and haemagglutination tests. Control substances were acyclovir (10 microg/mL), ribavirin (6 microg/mL), and amantadine hydrochloride (5 microg/mL), depending on the virus type.

Gripp-Heel demonstrated dose-dependent in vitro activity (significant reductions of infectivity by 20% to 40%) against Human herpesvirus 1, Human adenovirus C serotype 5, Influenza A virus, Human respiratory syncytial virus, Human parainfluenza virus 3, Human rhinovirus B serotype 14, and Human coxsackievirus serotype A9. The mechanisms of this antiviral activity are still unclear, but type I interferon induction might be a possible explanation. Further research on this homeopathic preparation seems warranted.

PMID: 18066110 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
1: Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2007 Nov;85(11):1084-90.