Can Biopuncture Help with Pain?
Pain is frustrating to deal with, and when you seek treatment, you may find that it’s not very effective. In some cases, treatment causes side effects that leave you worse off than when you started. That’s why bio-puncture has proven to be a popular treatment, since it can help your body heal itself. In this blog, the healthcare providers at Performance Health in NYC explain more about bio-puncture and how it can help alleviate pain:
What is Biopuncture?
It's a type of natural injection therapy that uses dilute botanical and homeopathic substances to treat acute or chronic pain. Injections target specific body zones or points and are applied through the skin or muscles. Although injection therapies have been used in Europe since the early 20th Century, the term bio-puncture was first used by a Belgian doctor in 1991. He brought the therapy to North America in 2008, where it has proven to be safe and effective.
How can this treatment help with pain?
Unlike many other types of treatment, it doesn’t mask your symptoms but instead helps stimulate your immune system. The healing comes from within your body rather than from the products themselves.
Usually ultra-low doses of medicinal plant and mineral-based products and/or glucose are used in bio-puncture. By improving blood circulation to the injured area, relaxing muscles, and stimulating growth factors to repair tissues, they help your body heal. In addition, by supporting rather than suppressing the inflammatory process (as many other treatments do), the treatment speeds up your body’s ability to heal injured tissue.
What kind of pain can it help with?
This treatment can be used to treat pain and other issues in a variety of different places in the body, including in soft tissues, joints, or in the lining of the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. The following issues can be helped by this treatment:
- Shoulder pain
- Back and neck pain
- Sprains and strains
- Joint pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Migraine headaches
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Asthma and hay fever
- Painful scars
- Post-surgical pain
What are the advantages of using Biopuncture?
This treatment is safe and effective and doesn’t come with problematic side effects that other common forms of treatments have. For example, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may provide very short-term relief in some cases, but long-term use can increase your risk of cardiovascular and kidney complications, among other serious side effects. These medications may also hamper your body’s ability to repair its own tissue and weaken it so future injuries are more likely.
Steroids can be used to reduce inflammation, but they, too, may not help and can in fact cause harm. Just one injection can suppress your immune system for a month, interfering with your body’s ability to heal itself.
To learn whether bio-puncture may be able to help you with acute or chronic pain or with another issue such as hay fever, schedule a consultation today with Performance Health in NYC. We tailor treatment plans to help you feel your best and perform at your highest level.