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Stimulate Nature’s Healing Power with Injection Therapy After an Injury

May 30, 2024 06:45AM ● By David Garcia, LAc
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Have you suffered from an injury from sports, repetitive motion, an accident, aging or an inflammatory illness? Did you know that injection therapy can help improve your health and quality of life?
Some common conditions that may be helped with injection therapy are knee pain, shoulder pain, back and neck pain, elbow and wrist pain, ankle pain, degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, sciatica, facet joint syndrome, gout, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, bursitis, spinal stenosis and paresthesia. It can also improve immune function, increase energy and help with weight loss.
Believe it or not, the body has an innate ability to heal itself, especially when aided by immunity boosters such as herbal, homeopathic, mineral, plasma and vitamin injections.
Here are some of the available injection therapies:
B-12 Injections
One of the more commonly known intramuscular injections is a B-12 injection, known for increasing energy and better brain function.
MIC Injections
MIC (L-methionine, inositol, choline) is also referred to as the “fat burner,” as its lipotropic agents help to break down fat during metabolism in the body. Metabolism is the process by which the body changes food and drink into energy. A popular combination is vitamin B-complex and MIC. Together they can help your liver process fats efficiently, making weight loss easier and faster.
Traumeel Injections
Traumeel injections have been used in Europe for more than 60 years and are only recently available in America. These injections are widely used in sports medicine and are gaining popularity as an alternative medical procedure for treating joint and musculoskeletal conditions that cause painful inflammation. Traumeel injections are a safe homeopathic treatment with no side effects, unlike commonly used steroids or other pain medications often prescribed to relieve pain.
Zeel Injections
Zeel injections are another popular homeopathic medicine to promote joint health. Zeel treatment is commonly used for arthritis, osteoarthritis and/or rheumatic joint diseases, and for the relief of pain and joint stiffness.
The combination of both traumeel and zeel can be used for maintaining healthy joints. Results from traumeel and zeel injections normally last several months, and in some cases are effective enough to avoid surgery.
Ozone Injections
Ozone injection therapy is also used to help reduce inflammation, but it also stimulates wound healing and cleans up infections. Ozone is a natural gas that has profound healing properties that promote natural healing and injury repair. Ozone is a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). When ozone comes in contact with body fluids, the reaction forms more proteins and red blood cells, increasing oxygen supply to the body.
Ozone injections can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, like traumeel injections. Oxygen is key to life and flows through every cell in our body so we can function, stay healthy and keep moving.
Prolozone Injections
Prolozone is a technique that combines other substances and ozone. Various combinations can be used together with the ozone: procaine (anesthetics), anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathic, vitamins, minerals or plasma. Prolozone treatment may cause side effects with certain medications. Thus, it is important to know what substances the practitioner is combining with ozone.
PRP Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections stimulate new growth at a cellular level. PRP contains the patient’s own blood, which the doctor then spins in a centrifuge. This plasma is injected back into the body, creating growth factors (platelet-derived growth factors) that stimulate the rejuvenation and healing of collagen. As the collagen matures, it begins to shrink, causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area.
Prolotherapy Injections
Prolotherapy can use 50 percent sugar water and other substances, such as the person’s own plasma. There are different opinions on this, as sugar water may not be the better option when so many other injection therapies exist.
All injection therapies mentioned here are regenerative and can cause mild inflammation that then triggers a healing response. The injections chosen will depend on your condition and how the symptoms affect your life. Some patients might get results right away from one injection and others may need several treatments before experiencing a reduction in pain.


David Garcia is a licensed acupuncturist who practices at Natural Medicine & Detox, located at 2701 N. 7th St., in Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA). For more information or a consultation, call 602-307-0888 or visit