Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (APIT)

APIT is a specialized treatment that helps to alleviate pain, prevent illness, boost immunity and improve physiological function. Your body has the ability to heal itself, sometimes it just needs a push in the right direction.

What is APIT?

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (APIT)
is a non surgical, non- pharmaceutical treatment for a variety of issues. It is the injection of a customized cocktail mixture of nutraceutical vitamins, homeopathics and mild analgesics into acupuncture points.

This integrative therapy combines the best of traditional Chinese medicine with conventional and homeopathic medicines. This therapy can be very effective for alleviating pain, prevention of illness, and improvement of physiological function. When utilized for trigger point pain relief, these injections offer QUICK pain relief.

This treatment is very effective in treating acute pain and chronic conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sports Injuries
  • Migraine headaches
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injuires
  • Tendonitis

The most commonly injected substances in Biopuncture are ultra-low dose homeopathic formulations like Traumeel and vitamins such as B-12.

How it works

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy activates acupuncture points much the same way as traditional acupuncture, but with the added benefits provided by the remedies used for injection. When the cocktail is introduced to the point, the body easily absorbs the substance. Leaving a deposit of that customized cocktail at the injection site will stimulate the acupuncture point longer for further effect.


Frequency of treatments:
The process is repeated 1-2 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. A maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month.

Number of expected office visits:
The number of procedures you will need will vary based on you specific condition and how long you have suffered with it.

Treatment time:
When applied as a stand-alone treatment, this procedure is relatively quick. You’re in and out of the office within 15-30minutes. The majority of the time, treatment plans formulated by Dr. Miller draw from all of our services to give you the best comprehensive care and get you the results you desire in the most expeditious method.

APIT treatment can and often results in complete absence or control of symptoms, even in severe conditions that have been present for years.

*An initial consultation with Dr. Miller is required to find out if you are a candidate for AIT. If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure on the same day

Additional Types of Biopuncture (Injection Therapy) offered at Health Pointe Jacksonville

In addition to treating pain, musculoskeletal issues and weight loss, biopuncture has several other beneficial uses for internal organ dysfunction. By moderating the inflammatory process and stimulating the detoxification mechanism of the body, Biopuncture can be utilized for issues ranging from allergies to autoimmune disorders. Some of the more common Heel products (all FDA approved) we offer are:


For relief of muscular pain, joint pain, sports injuries and bruising


For relief of mild to moderate arthritic pain, osteoarthritis and joint stiffness


For relief of muscle spasms anywhere in the body including abdominal cramps, menstrual cramps, spasmodic cough, intestinal colic, and smooth musculature spasms


For relief of swelling due to poor circulation, minor injury and environmental toxins


For neuralgia, rheumatism of the soft tissues, trigeminal neuralgia, arthritic conditions and intervertebral disc conditions


For stimulation of the nonspecific defense system in viral infections such as influenza, cold sores and feverish conditions


For relief from symptoms of influenza including: fever, malaise, body aches, painful joints


For circulatory and cerebral conditions including arteriosclerosis, depression, mental fatigue, memory deficiency, lack of concentration, nervousness, anxiety and neurological disorders


To activate the non-specific defensive mechanism, particularly in chronic diseases