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Auguste Bier

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Auguste Bier (1861-1949) was a German surgeon, trained in both conventional medicine and homeopathy, who introduced several new and valued techniques to surgical anesthesia. He is best known for the introduction of spinal anesthesia, but also invented the technique of the Bier block. The latter technique has value in both surgery on extremities, and in treating devastating chronic pain conditions such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Both spinal anesthetics such as bupivacaine and the intravenous Bier block using a catecholamine antagonist such as guanethidine again are not given in homeopathic doses, but in a sufficient quantitites to stop the flow of neurotransmitters between neurons that conduct pain.