Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where an electrical device is used to supply a low voltage current to an acupuncture needle. It is similar to the TENS units commonly used in physical and chiropractic therapies, however it directly stimulates the targeted muscle or nerve bypassing layers of skin and fat. 

When appropriate to use, electro-acupuncture can enhance the effects of acupuncture exponentially. Read below how electro-acupuncture can apply to you.

Electro-Acupuncture TREATMENT METHODS

Electro-acupuncture is advantageous for athletes looking to optimize their athletic performance. The addition of an electric current helps restore function to the nervous system, resulting in more powerful and responsive muscle contractions. This in turn can make you jump higher, run faster and feel stronger, everything that a true competitor desires.  

Pain is essentially a signal from the brain that travels through the central and peripheral nervous systems. Electro-acupuncture is an extremely useful modality that can be used to restore function to a nervous system that is signaling pain, both acute and chronic. The addition of an electric current brings further attention from the brain to focus on the trouble area, improving circulation and reducing pain.

Electro-acupuncture is therapeutic towards stress, anxiety and depression in a similar fashion as traditional acupuncture; it allows your mind and body to rest and reset on a deeper level.

Electro-Acupuncture is useful in alleviating symptoms of seasonal allergies related to/such as stress, tension and inflammation. By enhancing blood flow to target regions most affected by allergens and irritants, electro-acupuncture can ease congestion and swelling and promote balanced biochemistry within the whole body.