Electro-Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Albuquerque
One of the primary uses of acupuncture therapy is pain relief. Many of our patients at Acupuncture Associates of America come on physician referrals. Others approach us seeking relief for chronic pain conditions or as part of their recovery from injuries.
Multiple techniques can be effective in providing pain relief, but one of the most powerful is electro-acupuncture. By harnessing the stimulating power of electricity and combining it with acupuncture techniques, we can provide pain relief to our Albuquerque area patients.
How Electro-Acupuncture Works
Traditional acupuncture uses small needles inserted into specific acupuncture points throughout the body. These points lie along energy meridians, which Oriental Medicine teaches are like rivers of life energy through the body. When the energy, or chi, is disrupted, pain and other conditions occurs. Manipulation of acupuncture points restores a balance of chi.
From a Western Medicine perspective, acupuncture works by stimulating nerves and muscles. This stimulation suppresses stress hormones, boosts the production of endorphins and improves circulation. The result is reduced inflammation and pain relief.
Finding Pain Relief
Electro-acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions, but it is best-suited to pain caused by neurological factors. This includes pinched nerves, muscle spasms, neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other similar disorders.
Depending on your specific needs, we may provide electro-acupuncture on its own or as part of other therapies. We will work with you to find the best treatment to improve your quality of life and provide effective pain relief.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Doctors of Oriental Medicine.