Peoria Chiropractor Utilizing Natural Medicine for Relief

Sarapin is an aqueous solution derived from the pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), which is effective in pain management. It has been used successfully as a biological medicine over 70 years. This pitcher plant extract is an FDA-approved prescription product. It is believed that the effectiveness of Sarapin arises from its ability to initiate body’s own natural healing. In an earlier study, the preparation was noted to have an effect upon sensory nerves, relieving neuralgic pain without change in skin sensation, and having no effect upon the motor nerves. Tests of toxicity revealed that it was harmless and no evidence of tissue coagulation or sclerosis could be found. 

Sarapin Uses

Sarapin has been used extensively for the relief of muscular & nerve pain. Sarapin treatments can help with many types of muscle or nerve condition such as:

  • Sciatic Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Pain Between the Ribs
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain down the Arms


Sarapin Effects

For treatments of neuralgic pain, Sarapin’s selective action on the C fibers and its lack of effect on motor nerves make Sarapin superior to anesthetics such as procaine which act merely by anesthetizing the entire nerve and surrounding tissue. Also, there is no tissue destruction as is the case when alcohol is used; there are no systemic reactions, and a lasting effect is obtained.  Sarapin is as effective as steroids in pain management for chronic, persistent low back pain. Using Sarapin has more advantages over conventional drugs; it has no accumulation of it in any organ such as the liver, and your body excretes it without your liver processing it.

Sarapin vs. Cortisone

Sarapin and Cortisone are similar to each other in some ways. They can both be used to reduce inflammation and they both provide proper pain management. Also, the FDA and AMA recognize them, and both require prescriptions for treatments requiring injections. Lastly, they are both recognized as possible treatments for the ailments mentioned. However, Sarapin and cortisone have differences as well. Sarapin is a biological medicine, meaning it is acquired from a naturally occurring organism. Cortisone is a chemical medicine, meaning it is made from a chemical process. Unlike cortisone, which can be toxic, Sarapin is non-toxic and does not accumulate in the organs. Cortisone may cause side effects including thinning of skin, easy bruising, weight gain, puffiness of the face, increase in blood pressure, cataract formation, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis which is rare but can cause serious damage. Sarapin has no known side effects. It has no damaging or weakening effect on cartilages, bones, or tendons, which makes it possible to administer Sarapin treatments multiple times within a short period for maximum pain management.

Sarapin Research

It was stated that Sarapin produced prolonged relief in contrast to fleeting or negative results with other solutions, Novocain, saline, and water. In a number of instances, patients with neuralgic pain obtained prolonged relief by a subsequent injection of pitcher plant distillate compared to Novocain.

To learn more about Sarapin and how trigger point injections can help you, contact our office or stop by for more information!