Often people wonder why there are electrical cables attached to the acupuncture needles. E Stim or electrostimulation and or microcurrent is the terminology for this therapy.
Microcurrent reduces electrical restriction in the body. Tight muscles, impeded blood supply, injury, pain, restriction of movement are all indicators that adding electrical current, which are really DC battery operated devices that are used in my clinic. I use a top-of-the-line ITO-ES 160, a Japanese made machine known for its manufacturing prowess and its reliability as a clinical tool of healing. Many patients find the acupuncture treatment is more relaxing with the electrostimulation. With the addition of this electrical microcurrent endomorphins, the body’s natural opioid neurotransmitters are released into the system providing pain relief and feelings of elation or relaxation. These neurotransmitters provide an analgesic effect.
Microcurrent stimulation enhances the bodies healing ability accelerating ATP Adenosine Triphosphate (the energy center of the living cell) to targeted tissues and regions to restore circulation, reduce pain, improve blood and lymph flow and improve overall function of targeted muscle groups. Next time try using microcurrent and see the effect for yourself.