Electro-Medical Acupuncture targets anatomical structures that are the underlying cause of musculoskeletal conditions. The benefits are pain relief, improved mobility, and accelerated recovery of injuries.
As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted into specific points of the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electro acupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. The electric pulses amplify the effect of acupuncture to provide far greater relief.
Relaxation of “stuck” myofibrils, increased local blood supply, the release of spinal dynorphin and encephalin all have a part to play in the rehabilitative effects of trigger point needling. It allows for muscle relaxation, pain modulation, changes in autonomic activity (vasomotor tone, cardiac rhythm, peristalsis), diverse neuroendocrine and immune responses, general relaxation, and an overall feeling of psycho-physical wellbeing.
Different strategies are used for acute injuries and chronic pain conditions that make this a highly effective treatment modality for soft tissue injuries.
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