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Acupuncture using traditional methods of needle insertion has proven highly effective for treating a great many conditions for thousands of years, and this traditional approach still works just as well as ever. But any healing technique can always be refined and enhanced, especially in this modern technological age, and acupuncture is no exception. One such innovation, developed just within the past century, is the advent of electroacupuncture -- the use of electrical stimulation to complement the healing benefits of needling. Our chiropractor at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Dr. Erickson, is proud to bring this form of acupuncture to Naperville residents.
The Naperville electroaupuncture practiced at our clinic follows earlier variations reaching back to the 1930s -- but it also follows the basic principles of the original healing modality as practiced by Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia. In a traditional acupuncture session, fine needles are inserted just under the skin in various combinations, at specific points along qi (life energy) pathways known as meridians. The presence of the needles redirects errant qi flow to help normalize neurological, circulatory, organ and other functions while also relieving pain without any need for drugs.
Our Electroacupuncture works similarly to traditional acupuncture, but with some important exceptions. Instead of using electrodes attached to needles, we use a handheld device that utilizes microcurrents to treat specific acupuncture points. The microcurrents send multiple pulses of electrical energy and are applied directly to each acupuncture point. This electrical stimulation enhances the effect on the qi flow while also providing its own uniquely soothing feeling.
Electroacupuncture can be used for pretty much any condition usually treated by traditional acupuncture, from infertility and menstrual issues to digestive complaints, back pain and even weight loss assistance or smoking cessation. So when and why might we recommend electroacupuncture instead of the older method? In addition to its ability to enhance the standard manipulation of qi energy offered by acupuncture, electroacupuncture seems to be especially effective at certain specific types of disorders, notably:
Electroacupuncture has other special benefits as well. The additional stimulation provided can make for shorter sessions and require less pinpoint-accurate needle positioning than traditional acupuncture. Our variation of electroacupuncture, administered without needles, applies the electrodes directly to the acupuncture points which is a tremendous comfort for individuals who have a phobia of needles and allows you to receive treatment you might not receive otherwise.
If you're intrigued by what our Naperville electroacupuncture services may be able to do for your health and well-being, call Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 630-984-5503 to learn more and schedule an electroacupuncture session!
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