Electro-Acupuncture

Posted by Kim
January 17, 2020

For Natural Pain Management

Natural Pain Relief, Stimulating Ovulation + Assistance with Bladder Weakness

Electro-acupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment.

As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated.

Electro-acupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time.

The Benefits

According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, illness is caused when Qi does not flow properly throughout the body.

Acupuncturists determine whether Qi is weak, stagnant or otherwise out of balance, which indicates the points to be stimulated.

Electro-acupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of qi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the Qi is difficult to stimulate.

In America, electro-acupuncture has been studied for a variety of conditions. It has been effectively used as a form of anesthesia; as a pain reliever for muscle spasms; and a treatment for neurological disorders.

In clinic, I use it specifically for PCOS and stimulating ovulation, muscular pain and injury conditions that are acute/hot in nature, degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis and paralysis.

Does it hurt?

Patients may experience a tingling sensation while being treated with electroacupuncture, which is most likely due to the electric current.

In most cases, however, the effect produced by the current is subsational; in other words, the tingling sensation will not be felt. Some minor bruising may occur, which is the result of a needle hitting small blood vessels.

Electroacupuncture should not be used on patients who have a history of seizures, epilepsy, heart disease or strokes, or on patients with pacemakers. It should also not be performed on a patient’s head or throat, or directly over the heart.

About Kimberley

Kimberley, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director at Life + Lemons, is a registered TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Acupuncturist, passionate about helping women reclaim their feminine edge. After graduating with a First Class Honors in York, she has undertaken specialist training in the area of pain management, natural conception, IVF support, menopause + pelvic pain (endometriosis/dysmenorrhea).

 

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