Electro-Acupuncture (E-Stim) is the application of extremely small amounts of current to the acupuncture needles. Professional acupuncture specific equipment is used to safely select optimal amperage and frequency settings based on the patient’s presentation. Electro-Acupuncture adds additional stimulation to the acupuncture points and can thus enhance the therapeutic effects. It is especially beneficial for aiding recovery from sports injuries by strengthening tendons, quickening bone healing, and in cases of surgery, decreasing the likelihood of infection. Electro-Acupuncture is also commonly used for pain management, constipation, weight loss, wound healing, and much more.
When studied on a cellular level, the affects of electro-acupuncture have yielded some magnificent results. Most notably, it greatly increases cellular production of ATP which is the primary energy carrier for the body necessary for all various cellular processes. With more available ATP more cellular repair, rejuvenation, and regeneration can take place and thus healing can be accelerated.