Dr. Stephanie Graham
Biopuncture: Natural Injections for Safe Pain Relief
One of the most common reasons adults visit the doctor is for chronic pain. Usually the treatment includes medication such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or injections of cortisone or other steroids. While these treatments can provide some temporary pain relief, they are merely just masking the pain and have side effects, some of which can be serious with long-term use. For example, Ibuprofen is a commonly prescribed NSAID for pain. It can lead to gastrointestinal upset or stomach ulcers and negatively affects the good bacteria in the gut. Cortisone or other steroid injections can start damaging joints and tissue if overused.
Good thing there are alternative options that can safely help with pain! BCM offers natural injections for pain with Biopuncture. Biopuncture is a simple, non-invasive procedure that uses superficial injections just under the skin over the area of pain (whether muscle or joint). The injectables used contain natural botanical and mineral extracts that act to calm down pain receptors, reduce inflammation and help with pain immediately in many cases. In general, patients get the best results after 3 weekly treatments.
Pain conditions that are often treated with Biopuncture include neck pain, back pain, joint pain, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and muscle strains and sprains, to name a few.
To maximize pain treatment, Biopuncture can be used with acupuncture at the same visit. Let us know if you have any questions about this amazing therapy!