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Injection Therapies are an acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience and European medical science into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopedic conditions, and internal medicine.

Acupoint Injection is the injection of substance(s) in acupuncture points and or ashi points on/in muscle, ligament or bone.

The injected substance enhances the Qi and Blood flow to the area and allows the body to regain balance and health. Generally Acupoint Injection techniques are used when regular acupuncture fails to provide the desired results or is deemed to be ineffective for the specific problem.

Acupoint injection is the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) version of injection used by many other groups including medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and dentists. The difference with TCM injection is we look at the whole body and use TCM diagnostics to determine Qi and Blood deficiency, not just where the pain is located. The Acupoint Injection is used to balance the body, and treat the area of pain. Many different medications are injected to regenerate muscle, ligament, body, even bone. The techniques can be as simple as injection into the muscle or can involve using a TCM needling technique and then injecting the material to stimulate tissue repair.

According to famous TCM author Qiu Maeliang’s most influential textbook, Chinese Acupuncture and moxibustion; acupoint injection is described as:

“…a method if injecting liquid medicine into acupoints in order to prevent and treat disease. It combines permeating and stimulating functions of needles and medicine, and can enhance both their therapeutic effects in treating disease.”

Acupoint injection therapy also referred to as aquapuncture therapy was developed in China in the early 1950’s and has been used in China ever since. Acupoint injection therapy has a Western equivalent in trigger point injection therapy. TCM Ashi points demonstrate characteristics identical to the Western concept of trigger points: they are identical concepts expressed under different names. Trigger point injection courses are taught around the world to many different practitioners, including medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, and registered nurses.

For more information: Acupoint and Regeneration Injection Association of BC http://ariabc.org