What is Acupoint Injection Therapy?
By strict definition, Acupoint Injection Therapy means the injection of herbs, homeopathics and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into acupuncture points to promote, retain, and restore health, for pain management and palliative care, for acupuncture anesthesia and to prevent disease. It is not a substitute for traditional needle acupuncture, but rather an adjunctive treatment that may be beneficial in attaining healing for the patient. Acupoint Injection Therapy may activate acupuncture points much in the same way as the insertion of needles with addtional healing provided by the remedies that are utilized during the injection. Acupoint Injection Therapy is associated with minimal discomfort, it is quick, easy and many patients will notice a positive response to their pain levels shortly after treatment.
Whom is qualified to perform Acupoint Injection Therapy?
A licensed Acupuncturist must be certified in Acupoint Injection Therapy. This certification is obtained by the satisfactory completion of 60 hours of didatic education and succesful demonstration of the technique on a predetermined number of patients. Furthermore, the Acupuncturist is required to send a completed certification certificate to the Board of Acupuncture and notify the Board of Acupuncture of their intention to utilize this modality of treatment in their practice.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Acupoint Injection Therapy?
Some of the more common conditions treated with Acupoint Injection Therapy include:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Foot Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendinitis
How Many Treatments Will Be Required?
Most patients will notice a positive response and reduction of pain to some degree immediately following Acupoint Injection Therapy. However, most conditions will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired optimum healing result.