What is Acupuncture & Biopuncture and how do these treatments work?

Acupuncture, a subset treatment modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), involves the insertion of fine, sterile, stainless-steel needles into acupoints along specific pathways in the body (termed meridians) to derive both a local and distal/internal therapeutic effect. The additional application of a gentle electrical impulse through the inserted needles (termed electroacupuncture) can be added to enhance the clinical effect.

Biopuncture is the administration of injections (intra-dermal, subcutaneous, intra-muscular or intra-articular) containing micro doses of bio-therapeutics. Bio-therapeutics are medicinal products comprised of varying components of botanical substances, vitamins, minerals and low dilution homoeopathic remedies compounded and dispensed in ampoules. Biopuncture is used to help regulate inflammatory processes in the body, stimulate natural healing and aid in detoxification. The main aim of treatment using Biopuncture is to have a local effect (i.e. at the site of injection) as well as to improve the body’s natural terrain and thus have a more global effect on the patient’s health.

What conditions can Acupuncture & Biopuncture help treat?

Back and neck pain, TMJ syndrome, sprains and strains, heel spurs, sciatica, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tension headaches, anxiety, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, neuralgia, whiplash, vertigo, liver dysfunction, colitis, menstrual difficulties, subfertility, poor circulation, poor lymphatic drainage, fatigue, insomnia,  fibromyalgia, gout, shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia, tennis/golfer’s elbow, torticollis and trigeminal neuralgia.