Curious about acupuncture, but not crazy about needles? Electro- acupuncture may be the answer! Instead of needles, the technique uses a small electric current and conductive pads to stimulate acupuncture points. You just feel a warm vibration and a slight tingle, and that's it.
Electro-acupuncture has been proven to greatly reduce, and in some cases eliminate the need to take drugs for arthritis pain, backaches, migraines, depression, anxiety, addictions, digestive disorders, and other ailments.
While Acupuncture works on the Eastern concept of using tiny needles, this method helps correct the imbalance of the body's energy flow to ensure that the body-mind live in harmony. Electo-acupuncture embraces a more Western approach using small ecectric pads to stimulate the area where the nerves enter the muscles. Acupuncturists contend that stimulating these points releases healing, pain-relieving brain chemicals, and that electric currents are superior to needles for triggering the release of these beneficial compounds.
Electro-acupuncture is painless and free of any side effects. But finding a practitioner trained in the technique is difficult. Why? Because while electro-acupuncture has been extensively studied in China, it has received scant attention from Western researchers. Until there is more research available, the conventional medical doctors who perform acupuncture will be slow to embrace it. Licensed acupuncturists who have studied the Traditional Oriental Theory have also been reluctant to accept it because it rejects traditional concepts and underlying theories that most of them hold dear. The right candidates have to combine the knowledge of both modern health science (Anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc) and the systemic understanding in acupuncture.
Like traditional acupuncture, a typical session lasts 45 minutes or so. Additional visits will depend on the severity of the condition and how a patient's body responds to the treatment.