What is point injection therapy?
Point injection therapy involves the injection of small amounts of saline solution or sterile water administered by a qualified acupuncturist. 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.
How does it work?
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, optimising conditions for the body’s own 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.
What does it treat?
Point injection therapy is effective in treating acute sprains and strains but is ideal for treating chronic conditions that have failed to respond to other forms of treatment. It can be used to treat:
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Neck and hip pain
- Lower back pain and sciatica
- Wrist and hand pain
- Knee, foot and ankle pain
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Achilles pain
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