Vitamin B12 & Acupoint Injection Therapy
Why vitamin B12 is important?
The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions. The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day. Like most vitamins, B12can't be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements.
Are you at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?
There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, two of them are practices often undertaken to improve health: a vegetarian diet and weight-loss surgery.
Plants don't make vitamin B12. The only foods that deliver it are meat, eggs, poultry, dairy products, and other foods from animals. Strict vegetarians and vegans are at high risk for developing a B12 deficiency if they don't eat grains that have been fortified with the vitamin or take a vitamin supplement. People who have weight-loss surgery are also more likely to be low in vitamin B12 because the operation interferes with the body's ability to extract vitamin B12 from food.
Conditions that interfere with nutrient absorption, such celiac or Crohn's disease, can cause B12 trouble. So can the use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs, which reduce acid production in the stomach (acid is needed to absorb vitamin B12). The condition is more likely to occur in older people due to the cutback in stomach acid production that often occurs with aging.
Trigger Point Injection for Chronic pain
Acupuncture Point Injection or Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT) is an advanced form of acupuncture that utilizes therapeutic and natural injectable fluids in place of traditional needles, thus blending the best of Traditional Oriental Medicine with conventional and homeopathic medicine.
AIT certified Acupuncture Physicians inject natural therapeutic substances, such as homeopathic remedies, like Traumeel or vitamins like B-12, into acupuncture points specific to your wellness needs.
By stimulating powerful acupuncture points with proven natural substances, we can affect the body on a deeper level and create a healing climate.
AIT is particularly effective for the resolution of acute and chronic pain in the body, particularly in the shoulder, back, knee, and neck as well as nerve pain, sports injury, scar tissue pain after surgery.
We also use AIT techniques in many of our weight-loss protocols, cosmetic acupuncture programs, and even our B-12 injection.