Acupuncture point injection
Acupuncture point injection or “biopunction” is the injection of saline, homoeopathic substances, vitamins, or Chinese herbs into acupuncture points or trigger points to help with chronic pain management, muscle spasm, inflammation The therapy involves the injection of small amounts of sterile saline solution administered by qualified acupuncturists. Like acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into muscles. As the name suggests, this therapy evolved from acupuncture and has long been a therapy used by acupuncturists in China.
Currently the only solution used for acupuncture point injection therapy in Australia is saline solution BP. The Saline solution used at Natural Health practice meets strict standards from TGA pharmaceutical companies.
Is there pain ?
The majority of people are pleasantly surprised at the lack of lack and rapidness of the treatment in general. Even the most apprehensive clients can tolerate the session with easy. Saline injections should not be compared with other types of injections given by conventional medicine health care. The hypodermic needles used are of the finest type and are more comparable with acupuncture needles. The injections are typically painless or only mildly uncomfortable.
How Does it function?
Acupuncture point injection therapy has been suggested to operate different ways. The injection of saline into acupuncture points activate them in a similar way traditional acupuncture needles. The largest difference being, the bolus of saline fluid will activate the acupuncture point for a longer extended period of time enhancing the therapeutic effect. Saline solution is an isotonic solution containing the same salt concentrations as our cells, blood and interstitial fluid (the fluid between our cells). In cases of chronic illness or acute injury the interstitial fluid may become congested with the waste products of inflammation from injured tissue, preventing the efficient nutrient and waste product transfer between the cells and the bloodstream. The injection of saline may improve the quality of the interstitial fluid allowing nutrient and waste product transfer between the cells and bloodstream to occur efficiently again. Saline, being pH neutral, may have its own particular effects on alkalising local connective tissues, and possibly optimising conditions for the body’s self healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture point injection therapy does not simply suppress or mask pain, but rather prompts the body to treat the cause of the pain via self healing mechanisms.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients do notice a positive response to their pain levels shortly after treatment. However most conditions require a number of treatment sessions for the full benefits to take effect. It is best to consult your practitioner as to the possible out comes