- Improved nerve function
- Improved organ and gland function
- Reduced pain
- Stress reduction
- Faster recovery time
- Improvements to chronic health conditions
- Improved sense of well-being
What is Electro-Acupuncture?
Electro-Acupuncture is the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into a specific area of the body (muscles, joint capsules) and stimulated with electricity. Electro-acupuncture combines modern scientific physiology together with the benefits of traditional acupuncture. The purpose of the electricity is to regulate or modulate abnormal signals of the nervous system. Electro-acupuncture targets are selected differently then traditional Chinese acupuncture points, in that all targets are chosen based on clearly and correctly identifying dysfunctions in particular body tissues or movement patterns.
Once dysfunctional tissues or movements are identified, the trained practitioner can then begin administering the treatment with the goal to reduce pain or restore tissue functionality through the nervous system.
Who is a candidate for Electro-Acupuncture?
Electro-Acupuncture can be used in many different scenarios and in combination with other types of modalities. It is particularly effective with individuals dealing with any type of acute or chronic pain. Conditions electro-acupuncture is commonly used with include:
- Joint Sprains
- Muscle strains and tears
- Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Repetitive use injuries (tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis)
- Muscle spasms
- post-surgical rehab
- performance care treatments (increasing joint range of motion)