Biopuncture is a therapeutic liquid injection treatment method that uses homeopathic products at low doses. The injections are given into the skin, muscles or the acupuncture neurological treatment points of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. When acupuncture points are used the therapy is called aquapuncture. Along with homeopathic products selected to treat each pet's specific internal diseases, distresses and imbalances, Dr. Scerba generally uses a dilute solution of vitamin B 12 because it is very nourishing to the nervous system.
Biopuncture is a therapy most often used to reduce inflammation and pain over the long term by stimulating the natural healing processes of the body with homeopathic products. The products are catalysts that bring on healing from inside the body by triggering biochemical reactions that restore balance to tissues, muscles, ligaments and joints. This is in contrast to cortisone and non-steriodal anti-inflamitory drugs that merely suppress pain for the short-term.
In aquapuncture, the liquid used applies pressure to the same neurological point as simple acupuncture needle does, but without the need to leave the simple needle in place for 15 to 20 minutes. The added therapeutic effects of the vitamin B 12 and homeopathic products being absorbed at the trigger points go beyond what aquapuncture pressure with only saline solution achieves.
Dr. Scerba may alter the homeopathic injectables used from week to week based on the results of the traditional Chinese veterinary medicine examination of the pet and the owner's report of healing progress.