Quite a long time, is used, in the West, Acupuncture particularly for pain-relieving through Acupuncture Points_ APs.
APs known for thousands of years, are located in or off meridians, in areas well systematized in the body and elected according the source of disturbance.
For getting the acupuncture effect, the AP must be activated, into any part of its intra-cutaneous path including the epidermis, according to two ways: via an internal way, by a metal compact acupuncture needle or liquid drug injected (Classical Mesopuncture) or via an external way by massage, laser, waves, liquid drug deposit (Virtual Mesopuncture) and more...
Initiated by the Traditional Chinese Medicine_TCM, therapy by injection of liquid drug into the AP, is the stimulation (or activation) of an AP by a liquid drug either injected by a needle or deposited, by an external way, at the surface of the skin, covering the AP.
• In its original version, this method involves inserting a hollow needle to inject the liquid drug into the AP, in which, had just been inserted a compact acupuncture needle. In addition, the supine position was not possible.
The emergence and efflorescence of Mesotherapy led us, in Bleu medical, to modify and adapt the basic fundamentals of this version of TCM, completely fallen into oblivion, entitling it Mesopuncture.
The first publication of Mesopuncture in the literature through our website, mesopuncture.com (this antique and main website is currently under renovation; several other provisional websites, without updates, are available) was followed by numerous and different websites names: Acupoint injection Meso-acupuncture, Homeopuncture, Biopuncture, Farmaco or pharmacopuncture, Aquapuncture Homeosiniatrie, Chemical acupuncture...
Two types of Mesopuncture
As the AP is a well, a path beginning in the subcutaneous tissue and opened up to the epidermis, the liquid drug can be in any part of the path including the epidermis.
- Deposited (Virtual Mesopuncture) on the skin it will cross through iontophoresis, without needle.
- Injected (Classical Mesopuncture) with a hollow needle.
Mesopuncture is, in the intra-cutaneous path of the AP, performed by few drops of a liquid drug, injected by a hollow needle:
- At the level of the hypodermis: BMN, hollow needles of common use.
- At the level of the dermis: Mesotherapy needle, BMN, with the particularity, this device allows to perform both Acupuncture and Mesopuncture once its needle is inserted into the skin.
* Virtual Mesopuncture
The stimulation, external and no-invasive, is performed in the epidermal area of the AP.
Few drops of a liquid drug are deposited at the skin surface at the level of the AP where will be applied an electric apparatus of iontophoresis, the same apparatus as used in Mesotherapy: It will allow the drug to cross the skin and reach the dermal part of the AP, without needle.
Virtual Mesopuncture is another form of external stimulation of the AP commonly used among which are: Moxas, laser, waves, magnets, pulsed light massage and more etc…
To the mechanical effect due to the volume reaching the AP is superimposed an eventual therapeutic effect.
The liquid drug
Many different categories of liquid drugs from the Western pharmacopoeia can be used: Allopathy, trace elements, phytotherapy, homeopathy, physiological serum, distilled water, vitamins, anti-aging, salt solution, trace elements , , , , , Botox, hyaluronic acid…
• All liquid drugs injected or deposited into the PA, produce a fluid stimulus. However, as the drugs with an aqueous excipient are more easily used as drugs with an oily excipient, we prefer to use the liquid drugs in their commercial presentation for intravenous injection, in aqueous excipient.
In both cases, it is necessary to be sure that the micro-deposit is not made in a blood capillary.
• All liquid drugs used create a fluid stimulus of the AP, however liquid drugs can be divided in two groups
*-* Liquid drugs without therapeutic action
Injected or deposited into the AP, the liquid drug acts by mechanical distension or chemical action according to the volume or the chemical composition of the liquid drug used, ‘potentiating’ by a fluid stimulus, the metal stimulation of the Classical Acupuncture.
Its use is for its mechanical action, there is no therapeutic effect and its use is inactive in Mesotherapy.
*-* Liquid drugs with therapeutic effect due to the intrinsic therapeutic properties of the liquid drug used, reinforcing the mechanical stimulation and potentiating the metallic stimulation created by the metal needle or by the external stimulation applied on the skin.
Perhaps it is possible to consider Mesopuncture as another mode of administration of liquid drugs such as Mesotherapy, by micro-doses, injected or deposited into the AP of systematized location in the skin surface facing the altered zone and already universally known for their action on the same disturbance of health but in addition, by correcting energy imbalances, cause or consequence of the disruption of health.
Use of liquid drugs with therapeutic properties depends on the empowerment of the Therapist to use these liquid drugs.
IT IS NECESSARY, while using these liquid drugs, to know the patient's past medical, the interrogation of the patient is necessary, in terms of using Allopathy, especially. Why? Because all products, allopathic or not, injected locally, acts primarily on the target organ, goes into the bloodstream; After being metabolized by the liver, the later transfers it into the bloodstream for acting again, on the target organ. These products, which all have a general action, must be known by the Therapist although we can give an advice about the product the Therapist would like to use.