Injection therapy is something that we take great pride in because of our extensive history in its use at our facility. We were one of the very first clinics in Canada to provide *Chelation therapy* to detox our patients of heavy metals, and in doing so we mastered the art of introducing minerals and vitamins into the body via infusions to bring the body to a state of homeostasis.
Vitamins and minerals are injected directly into the muscle. Injections are administered either in the deltoid muscle of the arm or the gluteal muscles. By using this method you can bypass absorption and ensure that the vitamins and minerals go directly into the surrounding tissue. The injections can be used as a test for deficiency as well as a treatment.
Trigger Point Injection Therapy
Trigger Point Injection (TPI) therapy is a procedure designed to relieve pain in areas of muscle that contain knots. Knots, classified as trigger points are discrete, hyperirritable spots (feel like a rope) located in a tight band of muscle. These points can often be felt under the skin and they produce pain locally. This irritates the tissues around them and can refer pain to other areas of the body. Acute trauma or repetitive stress on muscle fibers can lead to the formation of trigger points. Persistent pain can occur in postural muscles in the neck, shoulders and pelvis. Palpation over a trigger point will also elicit pain directly over the area or the radiation of pain in the body. Many disorders can result following trigger point formation including tension headaches, tinnitus, jaw pain, low back pain, arm pain, shoulder pain, leg pain and decreased range of motion.
Trigger Point Injection is used to treat many muscle groups throughout the body It has been used successfully to treat fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds the muscle). A needle is inserted directly into the trigger point injecting pain alleviating solutions such as vitamin B12. These restore function to the autonomic nervous system and allow the muscle to relax. By relaxing the spasming muscle, blood flow to the area is improved and the trigger point is inactivated. Solutions including lidocaine, procaine, homeopathics and B vitamins may also be used for injection. TPI has a variety of benefits including immediate and long-lasting relief of pain, reduced referred pain and minimized fatigue and stiffness. Several sites may be injected in one visit providing sustained relief.
Originally developed in Germany to provide instant and long-lasting resolution of chronic pain and illness. The therapy is based on the theory that trauma can produce disturbances in the electrochemical function of tissues. Areas of trauma, for example scar tissue, have different membrane charges then normal body cells. In other words, your cells are similar to a battery. If the charge on the battery changes, abnormal minerals and toxic substances can accumulate as the pumps in the wall of the cell stop working. Consequently, the cell can no longer heal itself. In neural therapy, a local anesthetic, such as procaine, is injected to restore the functioning of the pumps and normal membrane potential (correct the charge on the battery). By re-establishing the appropriate electrical condition of the cell, the disturbed function is neutralized allowing you to return to health. Solutions including homeopathics and B vitamins may also be used for injection.
Similar to TPI, the site being treated can affect other areas in the body. A scar on the arm can affect your back due to the vast nerve network in our body. We are basically connected by one large electrical circuit. Mesotherapy can have a profound impact on your condition and your ability to heal.
This page is intended as a resource only. Nature Medicine Naturopathic Doctors only use B12.