A more recently developed treatment that is used alongside more traditional TCM treatments, Electrical Stimulation Therapy, or electroacupuncture, is increasingly popular. It 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.
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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.
In addition to Electrical Stimulation Therapy, a wide range of other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques are offered at the Center. Learn about our other treatments »
Oriental Medicine focuses on strengthening and activating the body’s mechanism for healing itself. By using acupuncture, herbal remedies, supplements, and other techniques, the body will be triggered into repairing damage and will heal itself, thus achieving a state of balance. We are always delighted when we see patients progress from a state of imbalance — experiencing physical or emotional pain — to a place where they feel much better after only a few acupuncture treatments!
As a Natural Healer, or Holistic Healer, I strive to view each and every patient through a comprehensive model of care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Any imbalance within these three areas will negatively affect our overall health.
Being a Holistic Healer is an intricate part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and provides me with a better understanding of our patients’ needs. This is key to developing an effective acupuncture treatment plan, as well as a strategy that may include self-care techniques for patients to perform at home between treatments and a regimen of carefully chosen herbal supplements. All of these things will allow for an overall sense of wellbeing, better outcomes, and improvements in patient conditions.