What Is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy-PIT?

Point Injection Therapy is the injection of sterile botanical substances such as herbal extracts, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (PIT) utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine's meridian system by stimulating acupuncture points with the injection of small amounts of medicinal/botanical substances therefore obtaining a dual effect of acu-point stimulation and the pharmacological effect of the substance injected.

PIT Substances and what they are used for:

Immune Support/Allergies

  • Gripp-Heel- Anti-viral (prevention)
  • Engystol- Anti-viral ( already have infection- flu, herpes, shingles- reduce time that are sick
  • Huang Qi (Boost immune system, fatigue, post Covid long haulers, allergies, weight loss, anti- aging, viral fatigue) adaptogen, diabetes- regulates blood sugar, chronic conditions


  • Traumeel- Anti-inflammatory, pain, acute trauma, repetitive or overuse injuries, minor aches and pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis (reduces inflammation, swelling and pain)
  • Zeel- Pain with osteoarthritis, inflammation
  • Lidocaine (Pain)
  • Gelsemium comp – nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy
  • Spascupreel- spasms, dysmenhorrea
  • Lymphaden- swollen lymph nodes, edema, detox

Weight Loss

  • MIC - (Weight loss, breaks down fats, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
  • B12 Methylcobalamin - (fatigue, weight loss, pain, nerve damage, headaches, anemia)

Stress & Anxiety

  • Hepar comp- detox, improvement of Liver disorders, LV Qi Stasis
  • Calmvalera- restlessness and insomnia, mental exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, mild depressive state, grief, stress, anxiety, fibromyalgia, can help to stop drugs, drinking and smoking

Women’s Health

  • Dang Gui compound ( Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Hong Hua)- Pain- arthritis, trauma, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea,
  • Sheng Mai San (ren shen, mai men dong, we wei zi)- long covid patients, fatigue, Qi & Yin Xu, heart palpitations, spontaneous heart racing, diabetes- thirst, generates fluids

Better & Safer Alternatives To Cortisone Shots

Homeopathic Traumeel - studies show it as a viable alternative to steroids.

Homeopathic Zeel - plant extracts that stimulate the release of growth factors that protect cartilage and promote natural healing.

Lidocaine - Local anesthetic with an interesting ability to deactivate trigger points.

Procaine - Restores normal nerve function and normalizes cell membrane potential.

Sarapin - an FDA approved and AMA recognized prescription compound that has been effectively used for a variety of types of pain for over 70 years

What Is Cortisone?

Cortisone is a type of steroid, drug that lowers inflammation which may in turn then decrease pain. It is very important to note that these injections/procedures are almost NEVER a cure for the problem. These procedures are used as a tool to advance your therapy and exercise program. They are intended to lessen inflammation/pain to allow for more effective therapeutic intervention like Physical Therapy.

The Downsides & Concerns With Cortisone

It's not just a steroid. Cortisone is combined with a local anesthetic, typically lidocaine or bupivacaine lidocaine alone has shown effectiveness for reducing pain and inflammation and can help with cell communication and therefore healing.

Systemic Effects

While "research" is cited to say that cortisone injections stays local to injection site, there are several systemic effects that are seen clinically:

  • Elevation of Blood Sugar (corticosteroids raise blood glucose)
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Weaken immune system
  •  Irregular menstruation
  • Menopausal type symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, changes in mood) Excess hair growth (in women)
  • Weight gain

Local Side Effects

Doctors will often limit the number of cortisone shots that one person can get in attempt to lessen the severity of these side effects.

  • Tissue damage
  •  Tendon weakening and ruptures
  • Thinning of nearby bone (osteoporosis)
  • Thinning of skin and soft tissue near injection site