Biopuncture – injections that work deeper
By Dr. Ross Ralph
I often see patients who are hampered by chronic pain or have deep “knots” in their muscles that won’t go away.
For many of these patients, I recommend Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT), an effective way to get to the source of deep tissue issues.
Also known as biopuncture, AIT is a safe, effective therapy in which acupuncture points are injected with specific natural medicines to stimulate the immune system and combat pain or injury.
Each injection causes a physiological reaction to which the body responds, thereby strengthening its innate healing ability.
Because medicine is injected directly into the affected area, its effects are felt quickly.
Unlike cortisone or other substances, the milder, natural homeopathic remedies don’t simply mask or suppress pain; rather, they work to heal the surrounding tissues.
Depending on the biotherapeutic substance injected, AIT treats a broad range of ailments including tennis elbow, chronic back pain, asthma, migraines, digestive problems, sciatica and many more.
Each AIT treatment takes only about 15 minutes.
As the solution is injected there is a sensation like a cramp – similar to the ache that occurs with any injection – as the needle’s insertion causes abnormal muscle tightness and shortening to intensify very briefly and then release.
This initial discomfort quickly disappears and is followed by a feeling of relaxation in the muscle.
As the medicine reaches the injured tissue, it brings increased nutrients, energy and blood flow to the area.
This decreases the nerve firing that triggers pain, ending an otherwise chronic cycle.
Many patients notice improvement after just one session, although a number of treatments are typically required to receive the full effect, followed by a month of weekly maintenance sessions.
Acupoint Injection Therapy isn’t for everyone, but if you’d like to find out if it can cure what ails you, give me a call at the clinic.
Dr. Ross Ralph, Dr. TCM, R.Ac., is NATI, biopuncture and Blatman International Myofacial Academy certified in pain management. He can be reached at 250-338-2866 or info@courtenayhealing