Biopuncture is a therapy whereby specific locations are injected with small amounts biological products. Most of these injections are given under the skin or into the muscles using tiny needles and injecting small amounts into acupuncture points. They are done rapidly and feel like a series of little pinpricks. If your questions aren't answered below, please give us a call and we can answer any of your questions.
What conditions benefit from biopuncture?
Dr. Smith elects to use biopuncture on a case-by-case basis when indicated. It can be used alongside conventional drug therapy or alone. Typically it is used for a variety of conditions including but not limited to:
* pain & inflammation (orthopedic conditions)
* post-op (tissue healing)
* hormonal disorders
* lymphatic drainage
What is injected?
Ampoules contain low doses of plant extracts. Products commonly used in biopuncture are, for example, arnica, echinacea, nux vomica and chamomile. Arnica is used for muscle pain, echinacea is used to increase the natural defense system of the body and so on. Dr. Smith creates a mixture suitable to your individual requirements - very rarely is only one substance used.
How does it work?
When you receive a vaccination, tiny amounts of the disease are injected to stimulate the immune system (= your defense system) to produce antibodies to fight that disease. Biopuncture injections are not real vaccinations, of course, but the idea of the mechanism of action is similar: small doses of the right product can have a huge effect. These microdoses stimulate the innate healing systems of the body; healing is not from the products themselves.