Computerized AcupunctureAcupuncture has been utilized for thousands of years as an efficient treatment for balancing pain and controlling other functions of your body. Various types of acupuncture have come into use over the centuries. Electroacupuncture (EA) or computerized acupuncture was developed around the mid-1900s and has been shown to significantly reinforce traditional acupuncture treatments.

Computerized acupuncture utilizes the same points as acupuncture and conducts on a similar principle.  The contrast is that the stimulation will be done on a hand held device that sends electrical currents or pulses throughout your body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can encourage your cells, tissues and entire systems. While most electrotherapy techniques are transcutaneous, only allowing the electricity to flow over your skin, EA channels it into your body with pinpoint precision.

Computerized acupuncture has shown to be efficient in treating a variety of chronic conditions. The most common conditions are pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues. The electrical stimulation of acupuncture points can be utilized to activate various systems within your body to treat heart disease, hypertension, weight gain, nausea and skin problems.

Generally, computerized acupuncture evaluation and treatment should last for about 20 minutes. The intensity and frequency of the electricity varies, based on the condition being treated. During this treatment, you may experience tingling or mild involuntary muscle twitches. These are normal, temporary effects of the electricity entering your body.

Computerized acupuncture is extremely safe for most people; however it is not recommended for patients with a pacemaker or a history of seizures or epilepsy.

EA could be looked at as an amped-up form of acupuncture. Ask our practitioners if electroacupuncture may be right for you.


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