My husband strained a muscle in his back last week and who came to the rescue? Me with e-stim-fbelectro-acupuncture! Also known as e-stim, electro-acupuncture refers to the application of pulsating electrical current to acupuncture points with, or even without, needles.

Although a much more recent addition to a medicine that is thousands of year’s old, electro-acupuncture was developed in China during the 1930’s. It uses a gentle electrical current in conjunction with, or instead of, acupuncture needles as an alternate way to stimulate points on the body.

Electro-acupuncture can be used for many ailments but it has been shown to be especially effective in sports medicine to help heal injuries. Additionally, it is often used for chronic pain, spasms, neurological diseases and paralysis.

Are you wondering what it would feel like to be hooked up to needles with electrical current running through them? Do you have a Frankenstein-like scenario running through your mind right now? The truth is that the electrodes emit a gentle vibration and the result is a very soothing acupuncture treatment. If you don’t believe me, check out the blissful smile on my husband’s face in the picture above.

Is electro-acupuncture right for you? Contact me and find out!

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