Acupuncture & ElectroAcupuncture help regulate and balance the body’s energy (Qi) and blood flow
Traditional alternative medicine includes Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Oriental Medicine. Practitioners have used acupuncture for over 3000 years. It involves the insertion of thin needles through the skin at specific acupuncture points in the body (acupoints). It is a natural way of stimulating where and how the body should heal itself. Acupoints affect various organs and body areas.
Acupuncture regulates and balances the body’s energy (QI) and blood flow. Abnormalities in this flow can cause disease and discomfort. Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system. This process allows the body to release chemicals that stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
This alternative method treats the person as a whole (holistic approach). The physician evaluates the patient’s stress & energy levels, dietary habits, exercise levels, bowel & bladder habits, and primary complaint to create an individualized care plan. This client-centered approach allows the physician to develop a care plan for the primary complaint and the person’s overall health.
Hundreds of clinical studies have shown the benefits of acupuncture in successfully treating conditions ranging from neuro-musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and other pain condition) to nausea, migraine, headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Electroacupuncture and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS) provide electrical stimulation to enhance the acupoints’ effectiveness. Electroacupuncture utilizes small electrical impulses that transmit between needles. This method helps increase the potential healing effects of regular acupuncture. The electrical stimulation of particular points is particularly useful in treating pain.
- Pain Conditions: Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.), arthritis, migraines, headaches, sports Injuries, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, TMJ, post-operative recovery, nervous system disorders.
- Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, allergies, sinus problems.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, ulcers, gastritis, acid reflux, indigestion, constipation/diarrhea.
- Women’s Health: Infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, hormonal imbalances, postpartum depression, reproductive disorders.
- Men’s Health: Incontinence, impotence, erectile dysfunction, prostate problems.
- Supplemental Health: Often used to assist with symptoms of some western medical therapies. An example: to decrease nausea for chemotherapy patients.
- Addictions: Smoking, cravings, drugs, alcohol.
- Mental/Emotional: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, sleep disturbances, stress.
How Does Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation Work?
Acupuncture uses small solid thin filiform needles that are inserted into the body at a specific acupuncture point. Each point has a known set of effects on the body. By inserting the acupuncture needle into the connective tissue, a signal is sent to the brain causing a chemical response. This response in the brain helps the body initiate the desired healing effect.
Electroacupuncture and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation use electrical current to increase the acupuncture point effect and the duration of the stimulus.