Acu-Point Injection Therapy
Acu-Point Injection Therapy (APIT) is the injection of sterile solutions into acupuncture points. Used with acupuncture treatments APIT can help provide faster and longer-lasting results. Dr. Dawn uses sterile, FDA-approved solutions, including vitamin B-12, vitamin D3, and a lipotropic formula (to assist in fat burning).
Injection therapy can enhance acupuncture benefits to relieve pain or treat other conditions. Sterile solutions are injected into traditional acupuncture points or into trigger points, also known as Ashi points in Chinese Medicine, to relieve pain, inflammation, tightness and spasm.
Because these nutrients are injected, rather than swallowed, they are immediately absorbed into the system and are usable by the body.
Vitamin B-12 Shots: We use only Methylcobalamin and Hydroxocobalamin, which are the most bio-available forms. The benefits of vitamin B-12 injections include treating or preventing symptoms of B-12 deficiency, such as fatigue, neurological damage, muscle weakness and mood changes. Deficiencies are common in people who have digestive imbalances or are over-stressed. It is water-soluble, so it is quickly depleted and used up in the body. Our typically dosing is 5000 mcg per injection.
Vitamin D3 Shots: If someone has bloodwork showing a vitamin D deficiency, then we can provide up to 50,000 i.u. in one injection. Typically, however, for someone simply needing an immune system boost or assistance for bone building, Dr. Dawn will inject 10,000 i.u.
Lipotropic Shots: Dr. Dawn uses a formula that includes methionine, inositol and choline, plus B-6 and B-12 to optimize the liver’s ability to burn fat for energy. Used in conjunction with a healthy eating and exercise plan, these weekly injections can assist fat loss.