Category Archives: Acupoint Injection

Acupoint Injection for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during menstruation, in the absence of other diseases such as endometriosis.(1) Prevalence rates are as high as 90 percent. Women with primary dysmenorrhea have increased production of endometrial prostaglandin, resulting in increased uterine tone and stronger, more frequent uterine contractions.(1) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications… Read More »

Procaine vs Steroids for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel.[1] The main symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.[1] Symptoms typically start gradually and during the… Read More »

Lidocaine injections into paraspinals for chronic low back pain

Local anesthetics are commonly used in Acupoint injections, although ARIABC generally recommends the less toxic compound procaine over lidocaine, both are beneficial in treating pain conditions. Non-specific low back pain is defined as back pain where no serious underlying pathology is identified. In a study published in 2016(1), patients with chronic non-specific low back pain were… Read More »