What is biopuncture?
Biopuncture is sometimes called aquapuncture or mesotherapy. Biopuncture is the use small needles to inject tiny amounts of natural substances into acupuncture and trigger points. Injections are given just under the skin, or sometimes into muscles. These treatments have been used in human medicine for a long time and are gaining popularity in veterinary medicine.
What conditions is it used for?
Biopuncture is used for most of the same conditions that acupuncture is used to treat. Dr. Lancaster does not use it in every case but have found it very effective for painful conditions such as osteoarthritis, and chronic diseases such as Cushing's and inflammatory bowel.
Is there scientific support for biopuncture's safety and efficacy?
In the human literature, yes. Most of the medications are FDA approved. But in veterinary medicine, we do not yet have such support. There are not many websites with good information about biopuncture. Here is one site with a well-written introduction and some references, although some of the citations are in German. More Info >>
What is your training in biopuncture?
Dr. Lancaster learned about this technique from an American Holistic Veterinary Association seminar. She was impressed with the anecdotal evidence from veterinarians who have been practicing biopuncture for many years. Dr. Lancaster decided to offer this treatment method because it fits the most important criteria for her veterinary practice: minimally invasive, safe, effective, affordable, and can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments.