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Veterinary Biopuncture

What is Veterinary Biopuncture?

Biopuncture involves the sterile injection of specific biological substances such as homeopathics, Vitamin B12 or antiinflammatories. They can be injected into acupuncture points to enhance the effect at that point, or into myofascial trigger points to provide pain relief. It is particularly useful for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Prolotherapy is a related category which involves injection into a ligament.

What Can Be Injected?

Traumeel – This is a useful antiinflammatory which acts via the immune system. Traumeel has been scientifically proven to reduce the secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators and also activates immune cells. In doing so it reduces inflammation and stops pain. Unlike conventional antiinflammatory medication taken orally, traumeel is injected at the site of inflammation and stimulates natural tissue healing. Pain relief can be rapid if the injury is acute/recent but may take longer with chronic injuries. The main benefit is that it will help heal injured tissue rather than mask the pain.

Zeel – This is useful as an antiinflammatory for chronic joint pain. One of its actions is to inhibit the activity of the leukocyte elastase, which is an enzyme released during inflammatory reactions that attacks the articular cartilage. It has been shown to reduce pain, stiffness and inflammation in arthritic joints.

Vitamins, homeopathics or herbal extracts may also be injected to stimulate a specific response as appropriate for the individual condition being treated.

How Many Injections Will I need?

The number of treatments and individual injections will vary depending on the condition being treated. Commonly patients will need at least 3 treatments however some chronic conditions will require more. Treatments may be weekly to fortnightly.

Are the Injections Painful? Is it Safe?

The injections are done through a very fine needle and are relatively painless.

All injections should be administered by a qualified veterinarian whilst maintaining sterility. All of the injectables used by VETMACS are human grade. Whilst only small volumes are injected and reactions are very rare, it is possible for some animals to develop a local irritation at the site of the injection. In most cases these reactions are mild and resolve on their own.


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