Acupuncture Injection Therapy

What is Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT)

The following is the actual definition by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

“Acupuncture point injection — the injection at an acupuncture point of a small amount of a drug, vitamin, saline, or plant extract — is a recent innovation of traditional acupuncture and aims to enhance and prolong the effect of stimulation of acupuncture points.

The proposed advantages of this technique, as cited in the Chinese literature,[12] are as follows:

  • Dose reduction of therapeutic agent of injection when compared with usual (oral or intramuscular) modes of administration
  • Synergistic augmentation of effect of acupuncture point stimulation and agent of injection
  • Ability to standardize and replicate treatment (which is difficult with classic acupuncture)”1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480551/

The synergistic effect of injection therapy in acupuncture points gives to our patients benefits with lasting effects. Currently our physician, Dr. Bernall, is offering Vitamin B-12 Injections, weight loss Lipotropic injections, and pain management injections with homeopathic botanicals that have been used by medical doctors in Europe and Asia for many years. Our main botanicals include Traumeel, Zeel, Lymphomyosot injections. Dr. Bernall is certified by the State of Florida in Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT) and administers these injectables according to his scope of his practice.2According to Florida Statute:
64B1-4.012 Acupoint Injection Therapies.
Effective March 1, 2002, adjunctive therapies shall include acupoint injection therapy which shall mean the injection of herbs, homeopathics, and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles but not intravenous therapy to promote, maintain, and restore health; for pain management and palliative care; for acupuncture anesthesia; and to prevent disease.

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1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480551/
2. According to Florida Statute:
64B1-4.012 Acupoint Injection Therapies.
Effective March 1, 2002, adjunctive therapies shall include acupoint injection therapy which shall mean the injection of herbs, homeopathics, and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles but not intravenous therapy to promote, maintain, and restore health; for pain management and palliative care; for acupuncture anesthesia; and to prevent disease.