Acupuncture Injection Therapy

Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) combines traditional acupuncture with modern medical practices. These injections augment the benefits of acupuncture and activate the body’s innate healing processes. This form of acupuncture involves injecting natural substances, including vitamins, minerals, homeopathic medicines, and herbal extracts, into precise points on the body.

B12 & MIC Shots

Vitamin B12 combined with MIC is an injection that is used to facilitate weight loss and boost energy, aiding in the use of food for energy and in the breakdown of fat.

What does MIC stand for?

MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol, and Choline.
A prevalent concern is individuals experiencing blood deficiencies and low levels of vitamin B12, which can contribute to weight loss challenges. Vitamin B12 boosts red blood cell production and enhances fat burning, making it crucial for weight loss. Additionally, vitamin B12 collaborates with other nutrients to support overall body health. Pyridoxal phosphate, also known as vitamin B6, is another component included in the MIC injection to aid in fat breakdown.

Methionine is an essential Amino Acid, meaning it cannot be synthesized in the body. Methionine helps form SAM (S-Adenosyl Methionine), the “activated” form of Methionine. SAM does the following:

  • Breaks down estrogens Carnitine synthesis (the fat carrier molecule of the body)
  • Preventing/Relieving fatigue
  • Choline synthesis
  • Creatine synthesis
  • Epinephrine synthesis
  • Melatonin synthesis (aids in sleep, a powerful antioxidant)
  • Nucleic acid synthesis- a component of DNA Breakdown of histamine (*some cases for Allergies because it lowers histamine release)
  • Glutathione synthesis (the major detox antioxidant of the body)
  • Maintains cartilage health
  • Other reports it’s helps with premature ejaculation, chronic depression, pancreatitis, and Parkinson’s.

A B vitamin and a primary component of cell membranes. Inositol does the following:

  • Transports fats through the body
  • Helps convert food into energy
  • Helps neurons communicate better with the body’s nervous system
  • Vital for hair growth
  • Inositol combined with choline produces lecithin, aiding in the breakdown of fats such as cholesterol
  • Influences the action of insulin
  • Inositol may also be involved in depression. People who are depressed may have lower-than-normal levels of inositol in their spinal fluid. In addition, inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be a factor in depression. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells.) For these two reasons, inositol has been proposed as a treatment for depression, and preliminary evidence suggests that it may be helpful.

Similar to the B vitamins but not “officially” a B vitamin, yet often placed in the B vitamin category. It is an essential nutrient which is water soluble. Functions of Choline in the body:

  • Normal functioning of all of the body’s cells
  • Brain and nerve function
  • Liver metabolism
  • Transportation of nutrients throughout the body
  • Has been linked to a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Decreases the risk for heart disease as it helps break down fat such as cholesterol (Normalizes cholesterol metabolism)
  • Helps prevent accumulation of fat in the liver- often known as Fatty Liver Disease
  • Memory, Mood, and Muscle control
Vitamin B
Vitamin Injections

Vitamin Injections Offered

  • Heals wounds
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Detoxify heavy metals
  • Can only get from animal protein (B12)
  • Good for Fatigue
  • Nerve damage
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Parkinsons
  • Methylated is best to heal nerves, and Hydroxo for tissue.
  • Transports and breakdown fats
  • REDUCES cholesterol
  • Memory, Mood, Muscle (depression, compulsive disorder, anxiety)
  • Linked to decreased risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • PAIN management
  • Muscular/Neuropathic Pain
  • Sciatica.
  • Stenosis, Lumbar, and Cervical degeneration
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Scarring and Trauma from scarring.
  • Anti aging and anti-depressive
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good for repetitive and overuse injuries
  • Mild osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Relief from O.A and R.A
  • Similar to stem cells in their ability to create tissue growth
  • Degenerative disc, stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain (trigeminal, sciatic, carpal tunnel etc)
  • I.B.S
  • Herpes zoster and or simplex
  • Nervous disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression, mental exhaustion
  • Herpes zoster or simplex
  • Boost immune system
  • I.B.S
  • Muscular cramping
  • Menstrual cramping
  • All spasms


-Immune booster
-Spontaneous sweating
-Cancer prevention and chemo/radiation recovery
-Recovery from surgery
-Muscular atrophy
-Post Covid symptoms
-Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

  • Trauma
  • Women’s menstrual health and menopausal symptoms
  • Post Covid symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Cold extremities
  • Dryness
  • Chronic dry cough
  • Diabetes
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I'm grateful to have Dr. Heschmeyer as one of my trusted health care practitioners. Her experience, knowledge and compassion have benefited me and members of my family. She listens intently and always selects the appropriate modality or combination of treatments, whether treating injury, illness, or energy imbalance. I highly recommend Mariryan and strongly recommend exploring the services she provides at Art of Acupuncture.
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I’ve been personally seeing Dr. Heschmeyer for 3-4 months. From the moment you walk in, it’s the pleasant and friendly welcome from Jenny at the front desk. Each appointment I’ve had thus far has been amazing. Dr. H takes her time to truly listen to what my body is experiencing and struggling with. She goes above and beyond to make sure I feel confident in our treatment plan as well as helping me better understand other ways to benefit what we are striving for. She is so educated in nutrition and actually takes the time to make sure what she’s doing is going to help resolve the problem. I’ve never had a doctor actually personally care for my health as I feel she does. I can’t wait to continue my journey with Dr. Heschmeyer and her team. I highly recommend this office!
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Elisabeth Duell-BranlyElisabeth Duell-Branly
16:12 03 Jan 23
Many years ago I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. In Jan, 2020, I had gamma knife surgery for the trigeminal neuralgia and did not get much relief. In July 2022 the symptoms returned full blown, maybe worse than ever before. The neurologist told me I have SUNCT a type of headache that has "no known cause and no known cure". He offered me an anticonvulsant "that may or may not help". I have tried anticonvulsants in the past and the side effects were much worse than the benefits so I decided to do more research. There is not much information about SUNCT.I started researching all kinds of alternative therapies. Acupuncture has been known for some time to help with Trigeminal Neuralgias so I focused on offices in the Venice, Sarasota, and Port Charlotte area. I was impressed with the credentials of Dr. Mariryan Heschmeyer D.O.M., A.P. On the first phone conversation I was able to get an appointment fairly quickly. On my first visit Dr. Heschmeyer assured me she has treated SUNCT successfully and set up a plan of care. I had significant relief that day and then on the second day she gave me multiple injections in my face of the drug Sarapin. I had treatments once a week and on the fourth visit I was pain free.Sarapin is approved by the FDA. I am so thankful for Dr. Heschmeyer"s skill and knowledge of this disease SUNCT. I will continue to see her once a month as a maintenance therapy but I remain pain free. I recommend that everyone with the SUNCT diagnosis should see Dr. Heschmeyer. Don't be afraid of the Sarapin injections in your face, its like a kitten walking on your face compared to the trigeminal pain. The office staff is very helpful and very compassionate, its easy to access and the atmosphere is very comforting. The experience is stress free and the results are miraculous.
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