E-stim at Yin + Yarrow Acupuncture, St Paul
In addition to Acupuncture, Yin+Yarrow offers electro-acupuncture, or acupuncture with electro-stimulation, which is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Electrical stimulation of acupuncture points activates the endorphin system which can be effective in treating many conditions, including pain, and even lowering blood pressure.
Microcurrent is used for the relief of pain, because of its close proximity to our own body’s current, and is thought to work on a more cellular level. It is theorized that healthy tissue exists within the direct flow of electrical current throughout our body. Electrical balance is disrupted when the body is injured at a particular site, causing the electrical current to change course. The use of Microcurrent over the injured site is thought to realign this flow and thus aid in tissue repair.
Electro-acupuncture is effectively used for many conditions, some of which include:
❂ Muscle spasms and pain
❂ Neurological disorders
❂ Skin conditions such as acne
❂ Renal colic
❂ Acute nausea caused by cancer medications
❂ and more