Electroacupuncture (e-stim) is a form of acupuncture that involves the use of electrical stimulation to enhance the therapeutic effects of traditional acupuncture. This technique includes connecting small clips to the acupuncture needles that runs a small electric currents through specially chosen points.  This form of acupuncture has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits. We are proud to offer ‘EA’ at Optimal Movement In Rochester, Minnesota. In this blog, we will discuss the various benefits of electroacupuncture.

The Benefits of of Electroacupuncture Medicine

Pain relief:

Electroacupuncture is highly effective in providing pain relief. It has been found to be particularly beneficial in treating chronic pain conditions such as orthopedic and overuse injuries including shoulder pain, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and neuropathic pain. The electrical stimulation enhances the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body, providing long-lasting pain relief. We like to think of pain as short circuit in the muscles and nervous system and the addition of electrical stimulation to the acupuncture points helps reconnect these circuits and ‘charge up’ the charge depleted muscles.

Stress reduction:

‘E-stim’ has been found to be effective in reducing stress levels. It works by regulating the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the body’s stress response. This helps to reduce the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and promote relaxation and a sense of well-being. At Optimal Movement we have a special acupuncture protocol with ‘e-stim’ that works wonders on turning down sympathetic drive and leaves our clients feeling incredibly relaxed after their ‘needle nap’. Make sure to ask for the Adrenal Reset Protocol when booking!

Improved sleep:

 Improve sleep quality and duration. ‘E-stim’ has been found to be particularly effective in treating insomnia and other sleep disorders. This is because it regulates the levels of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and melatonin, which are essential for promoting sleep.

Enhances Digestive health:

Enahnces digestive health. It can alleviate symptoms of digestive disorders such as acid reflux, bloating, and constipation. This is achieved by regulating the gastrointestinal system, which is responsible for the digestion and absorption of food.

Improved mental health:

Optimizes mental health. This specialized form of acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating anxiety and depression by regulating the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. It can also improve cognitive function, memory, and concentration.

Enhanced immune system:

Modulates and increases the performance immune system by improving the circulation of blood and lymph, promoting the production of white blood cells, and enhancing the activity of the immune cells. This can help to prevent illness and improve overall health.

In Conclusion:

Electroacupuncture is a highly effective and safe form of acupuncture that provides numerous health benefits. It can alleviate pain, reduce stress levels, improve sleep, improve mental health, and enhance the immune system. If you are interested in trying electroacupuncture, it is important to seek the services of a qualified and licensed acupuncturist such as our very own, Dr. Philip Kish. Dr. Kish has completed extensive training in Electroacupuncture Medicine with Dr. Jeremy Steiner as well as training in the treatment of orthopedic conditions with electroacupuncture under  Dr. Anthony Lombardi. He combines traditional acupuncture with electroacupuncture and Dry needling also known as Orthopedic Acupuncture to get the best results for you! If you are outside of our area of service we highly recommend seeking someone who has trained with these individuals.





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