Electro Acupuncture – Acupuncture operates on the idea that a person’s qi, or life force, runs through body along certain meridians, and that specific points on the body correspond with these meridians. When these points are ‘activated’ or stimulated by touch, specific complaints of chronic pain or illnesses can be alleviated.
The procedure for electro-acupuncture usually involves the needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment. The electrode substitutes the Doctor’s’ hand maneuvering of the needle to activate the acupuncture point. This ensures that the patient receives the proper amount of stimulation needed. Also, electro-acupuncture treatments are often shorter than regular acupuncture treatments due to the continued, and often stronger, stimulus.
Fear of needles is very real and may cause Patients to reject even the idea of acupuncture treatment.
KindCare Medical Center offers Laser Acupuncture which is an excellent way to provide effective treatment without needles. Most lasers used in acupuncture are known as low-level lasers or “cold lasers” (because they don’t produce heat). Studies show that low-level lasers can help regenerate cells, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and stimulate hair growth.