Acupoint Injection Therapy
Vitamin B12 injections
Vitamin B-12 shots are injections into the muscle, that can be used to treat vitamin B-12 deficiencies. A deficiency in B12 can lead to an array of health problems, ranging from fatigue to neurological changes. B12 plays an important role in functions such as DNA synthesis, energy production, red blood cell formation and neurological function. Vitamin B12 is present in many food sources (mainly animal-based). Vegan or vegetarien diets, as well as digestive dysfunctions, or pernicious anemia, can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiencies.
Signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency could be:
- fatigue, lethargy
- feeling faint
- emotional imbalances such as depression, moodiness, irritability
- heart palpitatations
- pins and needles in hands or feet
- and more
If you experience any of those symptoms, please consult your doctor and discuss whether Vitamin B12 injections would be a good choise for you.
Possible benefits from Vitamin B12 shots are:
- might reduce depression and anxiety
- helps to lower fatigue and might increase energy
- can help to increase metabolism
- shots into the muscle bypass any absorption issues
At AcuComfort we offer Vitamin B12 injections as part of Acupuncture (Acupoint Injection Therapy). Therefore, if you have extended health insurance, the fees for the shots can be submitted to your insurance company.
In BC Acupoint Injection Therapy can only be performed by certified Doctors, Naturopaths or Acupuncturists. Registered Acupuncturist Alexandra Herold recieved her certification from S.A.I.T, the Society of Acupoint Injection Therapy.