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What is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy?

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (APIT), also known as Acupuncture Injection or Biopuncture, is a modern therapeutic approach that combines the principles of traditional acupuncture with the use of injectable substances like homeopathic remedies, vitamins, or herbal extracts. This technique involves injecting small amounts of these substances into specific acupuncture points on the body to promote healing, alleviate pain, and address various health conditions.

  • Acupuncture Point Selection: Acupuncture points are specific locations on the body that have been identified as having unique properties and therapeutic effects. In traditional acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into these points to stimulate the body's energy flow (Qi) and restore balance. In APIT, these same acupuncture points are used as injection sites.

  • Substance Injection: Instead of using needles alone, APIT involves injecting therapeutic substances directly into the chosen acupuncture points. These substances can vary and may include homeopathic remedies (highly diluted natural substances), vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, or other bioactive compounds. The selection of substances depends on the individual's condition and the goals of the treatment.

  • Enhancing Local and Systemic Effects: The injected substances work on both local and systemic levels. Locally, they can help reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation, and encourage tissue regeneration at the site of injection. Systemically, the substances interact with the body's natural healing mechanisms, promoting overall wellness and balance.

  • Stimulating the Body's Healing Response: The combination of acupuncture points and injected substances is believed to stimulate the body's self-healing mechanisms. This can lead to pain relief, reduced inflammation, improved immune function, and enhanced overall health.


  • Holistic Approach: APIT takes a holistic approach to healthcare by addressing the underlying imbalances contributing to the individual's symptoms. This aligns with traditional acupuncture principles, which aim to restore harmony within the body's energy systems.

  • Personalized Treatment: Just like traditional acupuncture, Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy is tailored to each person's specific needs. Practitioners consider the individual's medical history, symptoms, and overall health when selecting the appropriate acupuncture points and substances for injection.

The Benefits of Bone Broth 

Is the fact that you feel better after having some of your grandmother's chicken soup just a placebo effect?  I think not!   Chicken soup has long been used as temporarily relief for cold and flu symptoms .  However, as it turns out, the similar traditional health remedy of bone broth may be even more nutritious for your health.  If upper respiratory health challenges, digestive issues, or joint pains are ailing you,  the potential health benefits of a homemade bone broth can help promote optimal health.  As we enter into Fall and Winter seasons, it is important to nourish our bodies with warming foods (even in Florida!) that are nutritious, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting. 


What are the benefits of Bone Broth?


Bone broth provides hydration, nutrition, and psychological comfort to the body.  Bone broth contains vital nutrients such as collagen, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Bone broth contains anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to preserve joints, connective tissue, hair, skin and nails, promote detoxification and gut health, boost the immune system and overall promote whole body healing! 


What is Bone Broth and How Does It Work?

Bone broth is an ancient type of nutrient-rich food made from the remnants of cattle, poultry, lamb, pork, veal, or even fish. The parts of animals that can’t be eaten directly, such as bones, bone marrow, feet, joint cartilage, knuckles, skin, ligaments, and tendons are boiled in water and simmered on low heat for up to 48-72 hours. An acid such as apple cider vinegar or lemon juice is added to help break the bones down, extracting beneficial nutrients from the bones into the soup. 

The long process of simmering the bones and other components draws out important vitamins, minerals and amino acids (which comprise proteins) – three crucial parts of a healthy, balanced diet. Bone broth can be consumed as a snack or meal on its own, as a base for sauce, or as the base for a soup with vegetables, herbs, and spices. You can also substitute it for water when cooking rice or other grains.

For Amy's simple homeade bone broth recipe, click here! 

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