Advantages of Electro-Acupuncture
Acupuncture Associates of America provides a variety of Oriental Medicine treatments, including both traditional and electro-acupuncture. Depending on your specific needs and goals of your treatment, we can provide a personalized therapy that will help you to overcome struggles like chronic pain; we can also help you have more energy, heightened immunity and reduced overall stress.
Uses of Electro-Acupuncture
Electro-acupuncture is the electrical stimulation of acupuncture points with the goal of affecting the flow of “qi” in the body. This stimulation can occur by applying electrodes directly to the skin or by channeling electrical impulses through pairs of acupuncture needles.
Although it can be used for many purposes, we find that electro-acupuncture is best-suited for certain types of pain conditions to promote healing and improve circulation. It is also good for some neurological conditions. Chronic pain conditions caused by nerve problems, such as fibromyalgia and neuropathy, respond very well to electrical stimulation.
Why Get Electro-Acupuncture?
The primary benefit of electro-acupuncture is its strength. The electrical current allows the acupuncture point to receive constant gentle manipulation throughout a treatment, providing a stronger effect for some patients. However, not everyone is a candidate for electrical stimulation. Some patients, including those with heart conditions, are better suited to other therapies.
When you schedule your first appointment with our doctors, we will help you identify the best treatment methods to take care of your specific needs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation!