Electrical Stimulation Acupuncture Therapy (ESTIM)

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Electrostimulation as an Analgesic

In 1790, Luigi Galvani first observed motion after applying electrical wires to leg muscles severed from the body of frogs, and in 1831, Michael Faraday showed that electrical currents could stimulate nerves to create active movement .

Electrical Stimulation Therapy (EStim), or electroacupuncture, is an acupuncture technique used to treat a wide variety of conditions. A major advantage of Electrical Stimulation is that the insertion of acupuncture needles does not need to be quite as precise, as the current coming through the needle is stimulating a larger area than the needle normally would on its own.

 

How Electrical Stimulation Therapy Works

Similar to traditional acupuncture, and much more effective than using a tens unit pad, needles are inserted at points on the body. In the case of orthopedic disorders, needles are placed in “motor points” of muscles. A device is attached to the needles using small clips to deliver a continuous electric pulse. The frequency and intensity are adjusted according to the treatment plan, but the sensation is generally very subtle.

The muscles targeted contract, and are “reset”, providing pain relief. Increased blood flow to the treatment areas also allows healing to take place more easily. Sessions typically last no longer than 30 minutes.

 

Conditions Treated by Electrical Stimulation Therapy

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Sprains & Back Pain

  • Menstrual Irregularities

  • Infertility

  • Weight Loss

  • Men’s Health Issues

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Skin Conditions

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Drug Addictions

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