Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy

Introduction

Point injection therapy utilizes the injection of liquid medicine into acupuncture points to prevent or treat diseases. It is one of the more integrated treatment strategies available to us in the 21st century. It combines the actions of acupuncture with the pharmacological effect of Chinese medicinal herbs or biomedical pharmaceuticals. It uses hypodermic needle techniques at acupuncture point locations so as to produce successful clinical outcomes.

Commonly Used Injectable Materials

Any medicinal liquid which can be used for inframuscular injection is suitable for point injection therapy.

Commonly used Herbal Injectables:

Ban Lan Gen
Chai Hu
Dan Shen
Dang Gui Compound
Huang Qi
Shen Mei Yin
Xiang Dan Compound
Yu Xing Cao

Western Medicinal Injections:

Magnesium sulfate
Vitamin B1, B12, and K3
Normal saline

Treatment Course

For patients with acute diseases, 1 or 2 injections daily. For those with chronic diseases, once every day or every other day.
In normal course of treatment, at least two(2) times a week is recommended.

Indications

This therapy may be used for all diseases which are suitable for acupuncture treatment. Point injection is indicated specifically in syndromes of pain in the lower back and leg, pain in the joints, and some chronic diseases.

Point injection therapy contraindications

As with acupuncture, point injection therapy is contraindicated for pregnant women in the following locations: points of the lower abdomen, lumbosacral region, Spleen 6 (Sanyinjiao), LI 4 (Hegu), and Gall Bladder 21 (Jianjing).

For elderly individuals, children and individuals with a weak constitution or deficiency syndrome, less points and smaller dosages of medicine is advisable.

As mentioned above, the injectable material must be tested for allergic response, especially when using penicillin, streptomycin, or procaine hydrochloride.

Note: antibiotic and procaine (and anything similar to procaine) are not used or applied at AcuMed USA, PA Center.