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We have been employing biopuncture therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic tendon, ligament and muscle pain here at the Institute for Progressive Medicine.  The treatment involves injection of homeopathic, bioactive materials that promote natural healing processes.  These are distinct from the injection of corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation but do not strengthen tissues.


The specific injectables we use here at IPM have been shown to reduce the activity of inflammatory hormones and enzymes, including TNF alpha, interleukin 6, and cyclooxygenase.


Biopuncture treatments are mild and easily tolerated by most patients. Anesthetic agents, either procaine or lidocaine, are added as part of the injections and only very fine needles are used. Injections are made into trigger points (points of maximal tenderness) or into areas of maximal pain. Injections may be given directly under the skin (subcutaneous), deeper into muscle or ligament, or sometimes against bone. Especially in dealing with chronic problems, we start with more superficial injections, and later inject more deeply.


Acute injuries are injected 1-3 times a week, while chronic problems are treated once a week.  Responses usually begin after 1-3 treatments in acute cases, or after 5-6 treatments in chronic conditions.


Examples of some acute conditions we treat with biopuncture:


  • Knee and ankle sprains
  • Muscle sprains- quadriceps, hamstring, adductors, rotator cuff
  • Whiplash


Examples of some chronic conditions we treat with biopuncture:


  • Headaches
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Chronic arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder
  • Back pain
  • Myofascial pains
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • TMJ syndrome


To find out if you can benefit from Biopuncture Therapy, please call our office to arrange for an evaluation. (949) 600-5100.

  • This information is provided for educational purposes only. Never add, change, or discontinue medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. To make an appointment with a doctor at the Institute for Progressive Medicine, please call 949-600-5100.