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

  • Regenerating tissue

  • 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.