Jan Kersschot
Kamersveld 10, 2630 Aartselaar, Belgium.


ISBN 978-81-19039-94-4 (Print)
ISBN 978-81-19039-92-0 (eBook)
DOI: 10.9734/bpi/mono/978-81-19039-94-4


Through the feedback on my previous lectures and courses on nonsteroidal injection techniques, I have noticed many colleagues are disappointed in standard health care protocols when treating sports injuries, regional neuropathy, nonrheumatic osteoarthritis, and other types of musculoskeletal pain. In this book, I present an examination and injection technique which is safe and easy to apply. Depending on each individual case, Glucopuncture (GP) is a new injection technique which can be used as a single treatment modality, as an adjuvant to the standard protocol or sometimes as a replacement of standard treatment.

Although research into isotonic sugar water (ISW) injections is still at an early stage, the available clinical data indicate that ISW Injections can become effective in reducing opioid requirements and improving the pain experience in a wide range of clinical settings. The current scientific evidence for ISW injections is inconclusive and comes mainly from a few case reports and clinical studies. However, the low level of evidence of GP does not exclude the possible effectiveness and beneficial effect in a given patient, particularly when other treatments failed, or produced serious side effects. Hopefully, in the near future, specific treatment algorithms can be presented which provide clear-cut tools for the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain based on international guidelines, published data, and best practice recommendations. 



Glucopuncture: A Clinical Guide to Regional Glucose 5% Injections

Jan Kersschot

Glucopuncture: A Clinical Guide to Regional Glucose 5% Injections, 21 February 2023, Page 1-119

Glucopuncture (GP) is a treatment modality with an interesting risk-benefit ratio. GP is defined as the clinical application of isotonic sugar water (ISW) injections such as glucose 5% or dextrose 5%. Other products such as local anesthetics or steroids are not added. Each session, multiple injections are applied into soft tissues such as dermis, muscles and ligaments. The goal of GP is to modulate pain and to support tissue repair. GP can be applied for nonrheumatic musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries and regional neuropathic pain. In acute situations, one or two sessions will be effective but in chronic cases a series of sessions is required. The dose of sugar water is so low that it can be used for patients with diabetes. This book describes the mode of action and clinical application of GP in a variety of medical conditions. This book is an invitation for further basic-science and randomized clinical studies to clarify the potential benefits of regional ISW injections for musculoskeletal pain.