Glucopuncture (GP) is a type of treatment that offers a promising risk-benefit ratio. The treatment involves injecting isotonic sugar water (ISW), such as glucose 5% or dextrose 5%, into soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and dermis. The injections don’t include any additional products, like local anesthetics or steroids. The objective of GP is to alleviate pain and help with tissue repair. It’s useful for nonrheumatic musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, and regional neuropathic pain. In acute situations, one or two sessions are enough, but multiple sessions are needed for chronic cases. GP’s sugar water dosage is low enough to be used for patients with diabetes. This book explains how GP works and its clinical application for various medical conditions. It also calls for further basic science and randomized clinical studies to establish the potential benefits of regional ISW injections for musculoskeletal pain.

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Jan Kersschot,
Kamersveld 10, 2630 Aartselaar, Belgium

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