Electro-acupuncture and How it Works
Electro-acupuncture involves the application of a pulsating, low-level electrical current to acupuncture points on the body. The current is low voltage and any electrical current put into the body is both superficial and minimal. First, a small needle is used at a key point and the electrode is attached to the needle. This electrode delivers the current and stimulates the qi running through the area of application.
What does electro-acupuncture feel like?
Patients will feel a pulsing, vibratory sensation. Most patients feel that it is a pleasant and relaxing experience.
How long are electro-acupuncture sessions?
The standard electro-acupuncture sessions last anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the treatment goal.
What can electro-acupuncture treat?
Many types of chronic pain and illness are treatable with electro-acupuncture, as well as a host of other conditions. Electro-acupuncture uses include, but are not limited to:
Easing the symptoms of neurological diseases
Reducing muscle spasms
Increasing function and dexterity to musculature
Rapidly healing injuries
Promoting the proper flow of qui
Increasing blood flow / circulation
Pain relief (many types)
Warming up the muscles
Treating carpal tunnel syndrome
Eliminating blockages (such as removing blood stasis)
Does electro-acupuncture have contraindications?
Electro-acupuncture is contraindicated for pregnant women, anyone who suffers with seizures, and anyone who has a history of heart disease or stroke. Individuals that have pacemakers are advised against receiving electro-acupuncture, though regular acupuncture and a wide variety of other wellness techniques are still appropriate for treatment.
A comprehensive consultation with a seasoned professional such as Matt will help you to understand the limitations and/or restrictions of electro-acupuncture in your unique circumstances. Schedule a consultation today and find out if electro-acupuncture is right for you.