Electro-Acupuncture Services in Albuquerque, NM
Acupuncture is an ancient technique, but it has undergone significant changes in modern years. One of the most powerful modifications to traditional acupuncture is the use of electricity, which can boost the effectiveness of some treatments and broaden the range of available therapies. At Acupuncture Associates of America, we offer both traditional and electroacupuncture treatments.
What is Electroacupuncture?
Electro-acupuncture, also sometimes called “electrotherapy” or just “EA,” is a treatment incorporating elements of electrical stimulation with traditional acupuncture. In electro-acupuncture, pairs of needles are placed in specific points corresponding with traditional energy meridians in the body. Mild electrical current is then run between these needle pairs. Treatment generally lasts no more than 30 minutes.
Benefits of Electro-Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture is generally used as a form of pain management. It has also been used effectively to treat nausea occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy. The treatment works through the stimulation of neural pathways and muscles along energy meridians in the body. By providing a more powerful level of stimulation than traditional acupuncture, EA can provide more immediate and dramatic results.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Electro-acupuncture is not for everyone, but it can be a powerful therapy in the right situation. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn which type of acupuncture therapy is right for your specific needs. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with guidance and information so that you can make the best choice.