Restorative Injection Techniques
Restorative Injection Techniques or Restorative Injection Therapy is the name given to a series of injection techniques that help aid in tissue restoration. The list of injection therapies includes, prolotherapy, neural therapy, trigger point injections, biopuncture, and mesotherapy. These all work on different areas of the body to help restore tissue health.
Prolotherapy is used when the ligaments or tendons of a joint have been compromised, injured, or lax. Prolotherapy injections use a non-toxic solution injected into the damaged tendon or ligament that causes the tissue to tighten and can even stimulate growth factors in the area of injection. This aids in the healing of the tendon or ligament.
Neural Therapy is a type of injection, pioneered by german doctors, that works by resetting the firing patterns in nerves that regulate certain areas of the body. It can help with pain as well as resetting the way organs, muscles, and joints recieve repair signals from the nervous system. Neural Therapy is a treatment designed to restore optimal neural functioning in the body. It is based on the knowledge that the nervous system helps to regulate the entire body and any disturbance results in deterioration from health. The therapies restore the regulation of the nervous system and brings optimal health.
Here is a good explanation of nueral therapy taken from Dr Klinghardt’s site (one of the early pioneer’s for neural therapy in North America):
“Neural Therapy is a treatment system for chronic pain and illness. It involves the injection of local anesthetics into autonomic ganglia, peripheral nerves, scars, glands, trigger points, and other tissues. It is believed to act through normalizing the illness-related dysfunction of the nervous system. Even though certain Neural Therapy procedures are widely used in the US (regional anesthesia, epidural injections, trigger-point injections), Neural Therapy as a comprehensive healing system is virtually unknown to most practitioners. In Europe’s German speaking countries it has become one of the most widely used modalities in the treatmentof chronic pain and intractable illness.”
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Therapy is a technique designed to release spasmodic muscles that are causing pain or discomfort. Trigger point therapy was originally established with the research of Dr. Janet Travell. Dr. Travell was the personal physician to John F. Kennedy and helped relieve his back pain. The therapy is based on the observation that a tight painful muscle can be released by touching or injecting a trigger point in that muscle. Trigger point therapy resets the neuromuscular signaling and relaxes the muscle. Trigger point therapy can produce a very relaxing effect immediately.
Trigger point therapy works to release painful muscles. Since all muscles work off similar cell signaling, trigger point therapy can be used to treat muscle pain in any area of the body.
Biopuncture is similar to trigger point therapy or neural therapy in the solutions injected but differs by focusing on injecting into specific acupuncture points related to the site of dysfunction. This treatment focuses on restoring proper function to the acupuncture meridian that controls an area and in return restores proper function to the area of concern. It is often used in conjunction with neural therapy.
"Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate the hands and neck." - http://www.mesotherapy.com/faq/