The human body is essentially one big ol’ battery. Energy is constantly flowing back and forth, upwards and downwards throughout the different circuitry such as muscle tissue, fascia, and meridians.
Like with the flow of electricity, if these pathways end up being interrupted or impeded in some way, efficiency becomes subpar. This can result in difficulty with simple tasks, increased fatigue, and can even lead to injury!
While Acupuncture is amazing on it’s own at rectifying the flow of energy and Qi throughout the body, modalities such as electro stimulation and moxibustion can help provide a bit of a boost to the overall output.
For example, let’s take one of the body’s primary functions: Healing.
While the human body is VERY good at healing all that daily wear and tear, sometimes a little help speeds things along.
Now, with a combination of Electro and Acupuncture, we Acupuncturists can help provide a jump start to the natural energy flow and cause the body to focus on a target area to enhance the healing process. This leads to more rapid results!
But HOW does it work, you ask?
As mentioned earlier, Acupuncture itself helps to streamline the flow of Qi and Energy. This is done by removing underlying conditions and stagnations that impede said flow. Once the needles have been inserted, teeny tiny clips and a few wires are connected to the needles creating a circuit for the electricity to flow between them. Once turned on and electricity is flowing, you may feel a bit of buzzing, tingling, or even tapping.
Nothing too crazy, and definitely not painful.
During this process, electrons flow into your body, providing a bit more “juice” to flow through the acupuncture points and injury sites.
More Qi and Electrons = happier cells and faster recovery!
Any other questions about Electro-Acupuncture or Acupuncture in general? Don’t hesitate to ask, we are here to help!