Point Injection Therapy
Acupuncture point injection therapy involves the injection of small amounts of saline solution into the acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into muscles, administered by qualified acupuncturists.
How Does it Work?
Injection of saline into acupuncture points acts in a similar way to the insertion of acupuncture needles. The major difference being the bolus of saline water can activate the acupuncture point for a longer 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 essential 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 pain, but rather prompts the body to treat the cause of the pain via self healing mechanisms.
It is the best for elderly people who have arthritis and high uric acid. It is also helpful for athletes and runners.