Electroacupuncture Acupuncturist in Seattle, WA
You have likely heard about the many health benefits of acupuncture. It's possible that you already know about the pain relief that is said to come with electrotherapy, as well. Imagine that there was a treatment that combined those two options in to one complete wellness package. That's electroacupuncture. Electroacupuncture goes beyond the typical acupuncture process by administering small, safe electrical stimulation to the body.
Electroacupuncture has many benefits, from pain relief to relaxation. To request more information, please contact our Seattle electroacupuncture clinic today: Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
What is Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture (EA) is an augmented form of acupuncture. Acupuncture addresses many health problems by aligning the body's natural energy, often called qi, chi, or ki. This alignment comes through the insertion of many tiny, near-painless needles in to the body. Electroacupuncture takes this treatment and enhances it by adding electrical stimulation.
Electroacupuncture has been used to treat:
- Chronic pain
- Acute pain
- Chronic stress
- Chronic fatigue
- Muscle spasms
- Neurological disorders
This list is just a fraction of the many issues that electroacupuncture can address. That's because energy imbalance is the underlying cause of many different health problems. Electroacupuncture is a relatively recent treatment, but one that has been tested and used many times.
How Does Electroacupuncture Work?
A typical electroacupuncture appointment closely resembles a traditional acupuncture treatment. Each treatment takes, at minimum, 30 minutes to complete. During an electroacupuncture appointment:
- The patient lies down on a comfortable acupuncture table
- Based on what issues are ailing the patient, the provider places acupuncture needles in a specific target area
- Using a special machine, these needles delivers small electric pulses to the body
- This electrical stimulation mimics the body's central nervous system and stimulates qi
This process is repeated as many times as necessary. Because no two people are alike, the electrical pulses provided in electroacupuncture can be adjusted in frequency and intensity. A qualified electroacupuncture provider will work with you to create a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
There is virtually no pain associated with electroacupuncture; most who receive the treatment as having a mild, warm feeling. While electroacupuncture has many benefits, it isn't for everyone. Notably, those with a pacemaker or those who suffer from frequent seizures should not receive the treatment.
Seattle Electroacupuncture Clinic
Electroacupuncture takes the wellness foundation of traditional acupuncture and builds on it through the use of electrical stimulation. If you are interested in exploring acupuncture treatment, please contact our Seattle electroacupuncture clinic today: call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
Address3131 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm