Joseph E. Samuels, Doctor of Oriental Medicine

A Doctor of Oriental Medicine who has taken additional certification classes in injection therapy can inject natural products such as traditional Chinese herbal formula, homeopathic medicines and vitamins into specific acupuncture points.

The theory is that once the remedies are injected, your body’s own defense system will be stimulated and your body will start to heal itself. Point injections can also be used to stimulate the blood circulation in the area the injection was given and dissipate the inflammatory process. This can be extremely beneficial when treating injuries related to joint and muscular issues.

Injection therapy used together with acupuncture by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine can provide pain relief to people experiencing arthritis, osteoarthritis, sciatica, head, neck and back pain as well as internal organ disharmonies, just to name a few. In addition it can be used to treat allergies, asthma and eczema. Specific injectables can boost your immune system, aid in digestive disorders and assist with patients having vitamin deficiencies.

The syringe used for injection therapy has a very thin gauge needle which results in the patient feeling little or no pain during the procedure itself.