Trigger point injection: Alternative treatment at the cause of pain
Trigger point injection can be divided into many types, such as neural therapy, trigger point injection integrated with acupuncture, and homeopathic therapy.
Trigger point injection of neural therapy:
The technique was initiated by Dr. Huneke in Germany. Anesthetic is injected at the nerve to directly treat pain or other symptoms at the targeted area. The injection does not only suppress the pain, it also re-sets the nerve functions, like pressing the restart button of a computer.
Neural therapy can treat the following symptoms:
With neural therapy, anesthetic is injected at the nerve right at the targeted area.
Trigger point injection integrated with acupuncture
The injection points are determined by Chinese acupuncture. For example, from the pulse rate, the physician can detect the exhaustion from the patient due to weak heart muscle. The injection is done at the spot affecting the heart. With additional medications and vitamins, this injection works better than just acupuncture.
Homeopathic medicines are natural extracts from plants, animals and minerals. They are diluted to reduce concentration level, but the therapeutic properties are fortified. Then, the homeopathic medicines are injected. This method is suitable for pain treatment, such as neck pain, back pain, joint pain, etc.
The physician determines the applied techniques and injection times according to the symptoms and conditions of each patient.