Biopuncture for pain management is a safe, natural alternative to medications. It’s milder but the body accepts it because the substances are plant-based.
Over 75 million people suffer from some form of chronic pain in the United States and over 40 million Americans seek help in the form of alternative medicine. Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal remedies, chiropractic, Reiki, yoga, supplements, tai ji and qi gong are some of the many therapies tried in an attempt to alleviate pain.
Biopuncture is used after an acupuncture session to enhance the treatment and make it last longer, especially in intractable cases.
Biopuncture is a method of injecting a substance made of diluted botanical (plant) directly into the area of pain, most often to relieve inflammation and pain. The dose is low and the treatment is very safe. The needles used in Biopuncture are very fine, sterile, and single-use, just like acupuncture needles.
Unlike western medicines such as NSAIDs and corticosteroids, the homeopathic medicines used in Biopuncture have no side effects and do not mask symptoms but instead stimulate the body’s innate healing processes.
Biopuncture was developed by a Belgium family practice physician, Jan Kersschot, in 1991 and was introduced in the US 17 years later, in 2008, after its safety and effectiveness were well-researched and tested. The homeopathic remedies used in Biopuncture are available only to licensed medical practitioners.
Use of Biopuncture can focus on a specific contributing factor to pain:
- Pain and swelling (due to trauma)
- Lymph drainage
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve pain
Conditions that improve with Biopuncture are:
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Post operative pain
- Overuse injuries
In addition, Biopuncture remedies treat non-musculoskeletal issues such as:
- Seasonal allergies
- Migraine headaches
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Tom Messina successfully treats acute and chronic pain by combining tried-and-true methods, and adding Biopuncture to his repertoire has produced superb results.
1. A 62 year-old woman came in for pre-operative knee replacement surgery. She had the other knee replaced a year ago and the recovery time was very slow. She had a lot of pain and swelling and she was hoping that getting acupuncture would shorten and ease the recovery time. In preparation for surgery, Tom treated her constitutionally to reinforce resiliency. She came in shortly after surgery, in a lot of pain with visible inflammation at the knee.
Tom did both acupuncture and Biopuncture to reduce the swelling and pain and on her return session a few days later she came with the walker but was less reliant on it because the pain and swelling was significantly reduced.
Treatment using acupuncture followed by Biopuncture continued over subsequent sessions, spaced several days apart. She quickly stopped using the walker, switched to a cane, which by the fourth session wasn’t needed anymore, and the swelling and pain were minimal.
2. A 58 year-old man with narrowing (stenosis) and slippage (spondylolisthesis) of his L3 disc had radiating nerve pain down his legs, worse on the right side. Tom treated him with acupuncture and Biopuncture three times, every other day, when he had significant relief from the nagging nerve pain.
Tapering treatment sessions to once a week the patient had sustained relief of searing nerve pain but started to get ceaseless calf twitching that was annoying and kept him up at night. Choosing a Biopuncture remedy specifically for muscle spasms stopped this annoying symptom so he was able to settle down to sleep once again.