Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) is the injection of sterile organic substances such as herbal extracts, homeopathic medicines (FDA approved), vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, by hypodermic needle into specific acupuncture points.
Point injection therapy utilizes the injection of liquid medicine into acupuncture points to prevent or treat diseases. It is one of the more integrated treatment strategies available to us in the 21stcentury. Not only does it combine the actions of acupuncture with the pharmacological effect of Chinese medicinal herbs or biomedical pharmaceuticals, it also uses techniques at acupuncture point locations to produce successful clinical outcomes.
Acupuncture injections may be used to treat stubborn conditions, especially pain, not responding well to acupuncture, herbal medicine and exercise. Clinically we have found excellent results with homeopathic injections of Traumeel and Zeel for joint pain, neck pain, arthritis, and lower back pain. Injectable solutions come in single-use sterile vials, and are completely safe with subcutaneous injection. Adverse effects are limited to local bruising and discomfort following the injections.
Recent research indicates Traumeel injections are as effective for pain as conventional treatments including narcotic painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. Animal studies indicate Traumeel injections seem to act by significantly speeding up the healing process instead of blocking the development of edema (swelling) from the beginning (for an injury). Moreover, its effect cannot be considered as the ‘sum’ of its active components and probably a synergistic interaction occurs to determine the final effect.