Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (API) is the injection of sterile biologic products into specific locations of the body. Acupuncture points can be chosen based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and diagnosis to help stimulate the body’s own healing process and aid in the return to homeostasis or regular function. API can also help with tissue repair, muscle relaxation and restoration of energy and vitality.
Trigger Point injection therapy (TPI) can be used to normalize trigger points.
What is a trigger point?
- Painful areas within a tight band of muscle that form when muscles don’t relax.
- Touching or palpating a trigger point will elicit pain or tenderness, either in the affected area and/or in another part of the body (also known as referred pain).
- Usually form as a result of over-use or injury to the muscle and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders or muscle related pain.
- Persistent and localized pain resulting in decreased range of motion in the affected muscles.
Please contact us to learn more about Trigger Point injection Therapy or Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy