Acupuncture point injection therapy (APIT) is a relatively new treatment technique.
When I was in school it was mentioned but we had no training. Now that it’s a part of my scope of practice I’m all in!
Under my license in Washington state I am allowed to inject vitamins, minerals, nutritional substances, herbals and homeopathic solutions into trigger points and acupuncture points to elicit a healing response.
What does all that mean for you?
- Treatments last 10-15 minutes
- Many people can get relief within 10 minutes
- I can administer B12 shots!
- This is effective for pain, stress or cosmetic issues
- Side effects are very minor if at all
The conditions that can be treated with acupuncture point injection therapy are a very long list which include but is not limited to: arthritis, back pain, neck pain, Ulcerative colitis inflammation, Crohn’s inflammation, plantar fasciitis, hard scars causing pain, anxiety, bug bites and bee stings, fibromyalgia, various infections, etc. Adding oral or topical homeopathic remedies can enhance the injections.
Your first visit will take 45-60 minutes as we’ll need to sit down and talk about your medical history. (Sorry. No way to get around that!) This first visit will include a treatment. Yes, you can have acupuncture point injection therapy plus an acupuncture treatment. They complement each other quite well. Some conditions take just 1 – 2 treatments while other will be a series. (Hence the chat in the first visit.)
Since acupuncture point injection therapy is a new therapy, very few states include it in the license scope of practice. We’re lucky that our state is so progressive. Unfortunately insurance companies aren’t so progressive! They do not cover this benefit for acupuncturists so it is an out of pocket cost. These costs are on the pricing page.