Acupuncture Point Injection, or Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT), is an integrative therapy that blends the best of Chinese Medicine with conventional and homeopathic medicine. Employing this technique, AIT certified Acupuncture Physicians inject natural therapeutic substances, such as homeopathic remedies, like Traumeel or vitamins like B-12, into acupuncture points specific to your wellness needs.
By stimulating powerful acupuncture points with proven natural substances, we can affect the body on a deeper level and create a healing climate.
AIT is particularly effective for the resolution of acute and chronic pain in the body, particularly in the shoulder, back, knee, and neck. We also use AIT techniques in many of our weight loss protocols, Cosmetic Acupuncture programs, and even our B-12 injections.
Sometimes referred to as “biopuncture,” AIT earned well-deserved attention in early 2011and again in 2014 when Dr. Mehmet Oz featured the therapy on his television show.
In order to utilize AIT as a therapy, licensed Acupuncture Physicians must complete additional didactic and clinical training beyond their traditional education. An additional 60 hour certification in AIT must be earned in order to practice this technique.
“We understand a lot of people (ourselves included!) get nervous when they hear the word “injection.” Let me reassure you, the needles we use are of the smallest size and finest quality available, resembling no other hypodermic you may have encountered. This is a gentle modality that works with the body in order to achieve optimal health.” Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA.
64B1-4.012 Acupoint Injection Therapies.
Effective March 1, 2002, adjunctive therapies shall include acupoint injection therapy which shall mean the injection of herbs, homeopathics, and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles but not intravenous therapy to promote, maintain, and restore health; for pain management and palliative care; for acupuncture anesthesia; and to prevent disease.