Injection Therapy is one of the newest modalities now offered at our Lakewood acupuncture office.

Injection therapy refers to the insertion of small hypodermic needles and the injection of a therapeutic substance.[1] Currently we inject natural substances like homeopathic medications, vitamins, and saline water in order to stimulate a healing response.

The goal of this therapy, similar to acupuncture, is to speed healing. Unlike acupuncture, injection therapy has a stronger therapeutic effect, which translates into less treatment with better success.[2]

“Will It Hurt?”

We will dive into the various insertion techniques for injection therapy in later articles. One of the most common questions is “will it hurt?”

Injection therapy is more uncomfortable than acupuncture. That being said, with good technique the process should not be intensely painful. Also, this therapy often causes more severe bruising than acupuncture but don’t forget it is stronger than acupuncture alone.

Are you more curious about injection therapy and it’s many benefits?

Contact our office if you are interested in talking more with Dr. Mark VanOtterloo.

Dr. Mark VanOtterloo is a licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Links To Injection Therapy Information
1. https://denversportsacu.com/acupoint-injection-therapy/
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Lidocaine+injection+versus+dry+needling+to+myofascial+trigger+point.+The+importance+of+the+local+twitch+response