Acupuncture Injection Therapy and Biopuncture


Acupuncture injection therapy APIT is the injection of sterile homeopathic medicines, Chinese herbal injectables, vitamins e.g., vitamin B-12, and amino acids into traditional acupuncture points. Biopuncture uses the same forementioned substances, however the treatment points used are local pain points which may include trigger-points.

The Benefit of APIT and Biopuncture

The effect of APIT and Biopuncture are similar to acupuncture. They both stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Like traditional acupuncture, injection therapy increases blood flow, relaxes muscles, reduces inflammation and reduces pain.1

In addition to acupuncture, injection therapies have an added benefit of extending the healing response. In both APIT and Biopuncture, very fine needles are inserted just under the skin or in muscles. After the medicine is injected it is slowly absorbed into the body. This increases the effect of the treatment, both encouraging long-term pain relief and healing.

In contrast to allopathic medicine e.g., Cortisone APIT and Biopuncture work with both the root cause and the branch symptoms of the patient’s conditions. Steroid injections can be temporally effective in treating the patient’s symptoms, however they do nothing to treat the cause and come with side-effects which are potentially harmful to the body with repetitive long-term use.

APIT and Biopuncture both have few to no side-effects.


The history of acupuncture therapy dates back thousands of years in China. Whereas APIT is a newer modality dating back to the 1950’s in China. Biopuncture has been used extensively in Europe since the mid-20 century. The term Biopuncture coined by Jan Kersschot, MD in 1991 was later introduced to the United States in 2005.

Conditions Treated

Common conditions treated by APIT and Biopuncture include: low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Studies have also shown APIT to be effective modality in the treatment of dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps).2

Facial rejuvenation injection therapy is also used in our clinic. Micro-injections of homeopathic medicines are placed in strategic points on the face and neck. These injections stimulate college repair, cellular detoxification, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


1. T. Sha, L.L. Gao, C.H. Zhang, J.G. Zheng, Z.H. Meng, An update on acupuncture point injection, QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, Volume 109, Issue 10, October 2016, Pages 639–641,
2. Acupuncture point injection treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised, double blind, controlled study C Wade1,2, L Wang3, W J Zhao3, F Cardini4, F Kronenberg1,5, S Q Gui3, Z Ying6, N Q Zhao7, M T Chao1,8, J Yu3