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Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a modern variation of acupuncture. It uses electricity to enhance the benefits of this traditional therapeutic treatment

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Electroacupuncture

Like traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture uses needles placed in specific points in the body. Then, a small electrode is attached to the needles. A small amount of electricity runs through the electrode and gives a slight vibration or soft hum during treatment.

Electroacupuncture blocks pain by activating a variety of bioactive chemicals in the body.

Common Conditions we can Treat

Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture may help with conditions like:

Neurological Diseases

Chronic Pain

Muscle related Pain

Sciatica Pain

Sensation of numbness (pins and needles)

Pain in general

There are a few risks of electroacupuncture, however if you have a history of any of the following conditions should avoid electroacupuncture:

Seizures

Epilepsy

Pacemaker

Possibly Pregnancy

(Talk with your doctor if you’re pregnant and thinking about electroacupuncture. They’ll help you decide if it’s safe for you and your baby)

There are a few risks of electroacupuncture, however if you have a history of any of the following conditions should avoid electroacupuncture:

Motor Point Electroacupuncture is when the needle is placed in motor points, which are points in the body where a nerve enters the muscle. It can help improve muscle pain, numbness pain, etc.

Body ‘Traditional’ Electroacupuncture when the needles are placed in acupuncture point (mapped to 14 main meridians or channels). This can help with many different conditions, such as sciatica pain, chronic pain, knee pain, back pain etc.

Scalp Electroacupuncture is when the needles are placed on the scalp and is commonly used for neurological conditions (such as, MS, Parkinson, Stroke etc.)

Visit our page dedicated to Acupuncture to find out about the variation of acupuncture.

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