Biopuncture for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and other health issues
Biopuncture is a technique that combines neural therapy, trigger point therapy, prolotherapy and homotoxicology. It stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms thus speeding up the process of injury recovery, natural rejuvenation/repair and also lowers pain and inflammation. The technique involves using pin-prick needles to inject miniature amounts of homeopathic remedies under the skin or into muscle encouraging the body to start healing and to help stimulate local blood circulation. For example, Biopuncture injections can be done in your neck for whiplash, on your chest for bronchitis, on your abdomen for gastro-enteritis or IBS, in your knee for joint pain, and so on. Since very fine needles and the amount of homeopathic solution is very small, it is not very painful at all. These therapeutic injections may not cure everything and I don’t want to call it the miracle cure, but it offers an alternative to conventional painkillers. And, Biopuncture can often instantly and lastingly resolve chronic longstanding illness and chronic pain.
The injection points can be at trigger points, acupuncture points or at pain points which assist with pain relief. Treatment into and around joints is also very common and very effective. The specific points are carefully chosen at time of visit after a history is taken. Injections are given in more than one spot during each session. Because homeopathic remedies are used, it is not going to be as ‘strong’ as conventional medication (e.g. painkillers, cortisone, Botox®), and so they may not be as effective in the short term. Thus, sometimes several sessions are needed before any result is observed. However, in the long-term, this is a nice trade off to have as you won’t have the side-effects often seen from conventional medications. Typical number of sessions may range from 3 to 10 treatments usually 1 week apart. In some cases, one may get 2-3 treatments in one week. In a few of my patients, they have had lasting relief from just 1 session. However, most patients do require at least 3 sessions of Biopuncture.
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Biopuncture commonly has been used for minor orthopaedic problems including:
- Upper and lower back pain
- Ankle sprain
- Frozen shoulder
- Achilles tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle sprains
- Tennis elbow
- Joint pain
- Muscle strain and tears
- Hip Pain
- Rotator cuff injury
Biopuncture is particularly successful in treating sporting injuries. This is a safe and efficient technique and it is worth considering if you are in constant pain or have a new injury, such as a recent sporting injury.
Biopuncture is also used to help with many other health issues e.g.:
- Onset of colds or flu’s (stimulates the immune system)
- Migraines/chronic headaches
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Gastritis / GERD
- Skin problems (Eczema)
- Sinus congestion, Sinusitis
- Chronic bronchitis / asthma
- Scars—breaks up adhesions and opens up energy blockages due to the scars as this impedes energy flow. +
- Enhances sluggish metabolism
+ Neural therapy involves injection of Procaine (also known as Novocain), a common local anesthetic, into various but very specific areas. Neural Therapy is based on the theory that trauma can produce long-standing disturbances in the electrochemical function of tissues. Among the types of tissues affected by trauma include scars, nerves or a cluster of nerves called ganglions. A correctly administered Neural Therapy injection can often instantly and lastingly resolve chronic longstanding illness and chronic pain.
* Scars create “interference fields as they create blockages along the acupuncture meridian channels and can block energy to those related organs and body parts. Whether the scar be decades old or recent, the biopuncture helps to remove these interference fields, re-establish the normal electrical condition of cells and nerves and restore body function.
First, an initial consultation is necessary to discuss the nature of the presenting problem. Then, depending on factors unique to each individual case, a treatment plan is prescribed. This may typically include Biopuncture treatments. Dr Kim Kelly promotes Biopuncture treatment from his Encinitas practice that serves all of San Diego County.
Naturopathic Treatment for Hormone Imbalance
As a Naturopathic Doctor, when I treat a patient, I am always looking for the underlying causes of malaise rather than just the symptoms. Many times the following symptoms for example are because of an issue with hormonal balance. Hormonal balance includes using bio-identical hormones, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, diet and lifestyle for conditions, e.g:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid issues
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings and irritability
- Low libido
- Andropause issues (men’s version of menopause).
To treat hormone imbalance, one of the key things to work on first is balancing the adrenals as this can have a major influence on the other hormones and neurotransmitters. And, oftentimes, the adrenals are the first to be stressed as we are faced with endless life’s challenges e.g. work, family, relationships, finances, traffic and the list goes on. Once the adrenals become worn out, it now needs to borrow from it’s reserves—the sex hormones. Testosterone and progesterone often times are the hormones being shunted away to support the adrenals. This may be one reason why women who have PMS or menopausal issues are needing progesterone. And for men, besides age-related decrease in testosterone, it’s dropping even more as it is being shunted away to help the adrenals.
Furthermore, another key hormone to look at is thyroid function. As we age and for women as they go through menopause, the thyroid gland also takes a hit and is producing less thyroid hormones. Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. This is why if the thyroid function is low, they may experience more fatigue, hair loss, constipation and/or dry skin.
When women go through menopause, they experience a myriad of symptoms but commonly they experience hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, forgetfulness. It’s important to balance their adrenals, sex hormones and thyroid for a complete approach. Let’s not forget about the men. Men also go through hormonal changes and this is what we call Andropause. Some may call it the Mid-life crisis. It’s important to keep a healthy testosterone level in both women and in men as it is important for vitality. Unfortunately, for many men, they are silently going through this when there is no need to. Some classic symptoms are irritability, fatigue, depression, reduced libido and erection problems. Again, it is important to balance their adrenals, sex hormones and their thyroid for a complete approach.
Treatments for hormone imbalance include using bio-identical hormones, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, diet and lifestyle. Ideally, I like to have their hormone levels checked every 6 months to make sure their levels are getting into or staying in balance.
Please contact me and I’ll help you get started and get balanced!
About Dr. Kim Kelly
Dr. Kelly is a leading Naturopathic Doctor located in Encinitas, CA, servicing all of San Diego County. Learn more about Dr. Kelly.