Electro-acupuncture is a potent tool that can be used to treat uncomfortable shoulder pain, increasing mobility, and improving quality of life.
It involves using acupuncture needles that pass a gentle electric current back and forth to provide more stimulation than with manual acupuncture methods.
Increased stimulation to the shoulder muscles promotes cell regeneration, improving mobility, and decreasing pain.
In addition to treating shoulder pain, electro-acupuncture can be used to treat:
Low Back Pain
Read on to learn how electro-acupuncture works to relieve shoulder and muscle pain.
Cell regeneration is a key part of healing, reducing pain, and improving quality of life.
When we are injured, experiencing dis-ease, or illness, our cells are not functioning optimally which slows regeneration.
If cell regeneration is stalled or stopped, it causes sensations of pain and discomfort in our bodies.
Electro-acupuncture stimulates cell regeneration by targeting acupuncture channels in the body using the body’s own natural river of electron flow to the organs and tissues.
A study by Indiana University published in Science Daily explains that electro-acupuncture works by triggering a neurological mechanism to facilitate the release of stem cells, activating healing, promoting tissue repair, and relieving pain.
Receiving electro-acupuncture during your treatment will be very similar to a traditional acupuncture session, just with a few extra steps. Here is what you can expect:
When you arrive at the clinic, you will remove your shoes, wash your hands, and take a seat in the waiting area for Rachel to come and greet you.
Once you have been greeted, you will head into the treatment room where you will discuss with Rachel how you have been feeling since your last acupuncture appointment, and how that treatment felt.
If this is your first appointment, the intake will be a bit longer as you review your health history and why you are seeking acupuncture treatment, and get to know Rachel.
After you have discussed treatment, you will disrobe to your comfort level, lay on the treatment table between the fresh sheets.
When you are comfortable, you will press the buzzer you will have in your hand to let Rachel know you are ready.
Rachel will come into the treatment room, swab the areas to be used with rubbing alcohol, and insert the very thin, disposable, sterilized needles into each acupuncture point being used.
Some acupuncture points create more sensation than others, but you will likely feel little to no discomfort. If there is a sensation at all, it might feel like a muscle flinching, a pinch, or a dull ache. If the sensation is ever beyond your comfort level Rachel will adjust or remove the needle.
After each needle has been placed, Rachel will attach the electro-acupuncture device. When you are ready, she will slowly turn on the device, and you will let her know once you start feeling the slightest sensation.
You have total control over the level of stimulation from the electro-acupuncture device. If it feels too intense you can always ask for it to be turned down, and if you need more sensation you can ask for it to be turned up.
The needles will be left in for 25-30 minutes, and you will have a buzzer in your hand to press should any discomfort arise.
After the treatment, Rachel will turn off the stimulation, and remove the device and needles. After she leaves the room you will get up from the table and get dressed. At this point, Rachel will come back in the room for final thoughts, scheduling, and payment.
The final step is to go home, rest, and relax!
If you have any questions about electro-acupuncture or relieving shoulder or muscle pain, give Rachel a call at (801) 903-3905 or ask about it during your next appointment.