Point injection therapy uses acupuncture points in a different manner. The points are accessed using a hypodermic needle (very small) and normal saline solution is delivered.

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The solution bolus activates the acupuncture point as with standard acupuncture, however the effect duration is increased.

The application of this therapy lasts a few seconds for each point used and is normally described as painless or producing mild discomfort.

The results of Acupuncture point injection therapy have been comparative to that of Cortisone (steroid) injections.

Cortisone injections, however, can produce side effects such as a ‘cortisone flare’. This is a condition where the injected cortisone crystallizes and causes a 1-2 day period of pain worse than before the shot. Furthermore, many physicians limit the number of cortisone injections (usually 3) they offer to a patient as repeated application increases the risk of weakening tendons and softening local cartilage.

Normal saline joint injection therapy DOES NOT produce this flaring, nor is it commonly associated with any other side effect. Moreover, there is no restriction on repeated treatment as it DOES NOT have ill effects on local body tissue.

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