B-12 Injections

B-12 Injections

Phoenix Rises Acupuncture in St. Augustine now offers Methylcobalamine (no cyanide) B-12 injections for ONLY $30.

Wanna feel fantastic? Come get yours today!

In order to practice AcuPoint Injection Therapy one has to take over 60 hours beyond the regular curriculum in acupuncture masters program, take exam and become certified first.

Doctor of Oriental medicine, Gordana Smith is a certified AcuPoint Injection Therapist and has taken addition Advanced AcuPoint training for AIT. AIT  combines the actions of acupuncture with vitamin B/homeopathic biomedical pharmaceuticals that are FDA regulated.

The injections areadminstered in the dermal layer of the skin, not into the muscle or vein where it hurts.

Reasons to Get Your B-12 Shot Today

  • B-12 is said to be effective in reducing stress levels, , maintaining healthy skin and boosting your energy levels.
  • B-12 shots increase metabolism.
  • The B-12 is a great energy booster.
  • With AcuPoint injectable B-12 shot, you retain most of it (compared to oral lor sublingual where most of it is lost in digestive system.
  • Most people report feeling happy and giddy for a few hours after their shot. There are many studies showing B-12 helps with depression and anxiety.
  • The B-12 shot is absolutely essential to your cardiovascular system.

We use preservative-free methylcobalamin (the most bio-available form). Using a tiny needle (size of an insulin needle), B12 is injected into an acupuncture point usually in ST 36 point on the lower leg. Sometimes it is injected in other acupuncture points depending on your specific situation.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin and helps the body to properly form red blood cells, grow tissues, and replicate DNA. It also helps to form myelin sheath to protect nerve cells and conduct nerve impulses, and lowers homocysteine levels thereby reducing the risk of strokes or heart attacks.

Vitamin B12 is required for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body.

Vitamin B Injections can be useful for the following conditions: 

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anemia
  • Poor Memory
  • Male and Female Infertility
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration

Who should be getting Vitamin B12 Injections?

  • People on diabetes medications
  • Vegetarians (and vegans)
  • Elderly
  • People on anti acids
  • People with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Women with a history of infertility and miscarriage

How often should one get vitamin B12 injections?

For those with pernicious anemia, a cycle of 8 to 10 injections within a two month period to build up Vitamin B12 levels. After that, a once per month dose is needed to maintain proper B12 levels.  If your B12 deficiency is caused by longterm vegetarianism/veganism, monthly injections are recommended.

Are there any side effects of vitamin B12 injections?

Aside from the positive side effects of Vitamin B12 injection, you might notice a slight vitamin taste that lasts for a minute while you are receiving the injection.  Although it is nothing to worry about, the first couple of times you urinate after your injection, you may notice an orange or red hue in your urine. Although extremely rare, there have been cases where people have developed a redness or a rash – around the injection site – indicating a Vitamin B12 allergy.

Cautions and Contraindications:

Avoid B12 Injections if you have Leber’s disease.

Vitamin B12 injections should be used in caution with those that have Gout or high uric acid levels.

Caution should be taken with those that have megaloblastic anemia as B12 can reduce potassium levels in the blood.

Pregnant and breast feeding women who are low in B12 should only receive smaller doses.

 

 

 

Gordana Smith

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