Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, sterile, single use, disposable needles in different spots on the body. These spots are called acupuncture points and they are located near nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. A needle or pressure applied at these points affects the nervous system, endocrine system, and cardiovascular system, promoting the release of endorphins and other natural pain-killing substances, dilating the blood vessels and delivering oxygen, nutrient rich blood, and hormones throughout the body and to the areas where there are blockages, pain, or other illness.
Electroacupuncture is the use of an electric current to stimulate the acupuncture needles. It is similar to Electric Stimulation Therapy used by a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor but instead of pads being placed on your skin the electric current is connected to acupuncture needles enabling a deeper and often times stronger affect. Electroacupuncture is suitable for people with a strong constitution, like athletes, and is great for pain management. It is not used on people with a pacemaker, epilepsy, an active infection, complete peripheral nerve lesion, or women that are pregnant.
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