Acupuncture & Needleless Microcurrent Therapy
My treatments can include traditional acupuncture with needles (fine, hair-like filaments) and microcurrent therapies. Combining the two can be especially effective, though microcurrent alone can work just as well. For children and those with strong needle phobias, microcurrent is especially helpful!
Microcurrent has proven itself to be very effective in treating a wide range of conditions, especially when applied to acupuncture meridian theory and techniques. It is subsensational, which means you barely feel it. It is often confused with the popular TENS machines which deliver much stronger milliamp currents, useful for treating certain acute conditions.
The gentle microcurrents are delivered using hand-held wands placed along strategic points on the body, usually acupuncture points or meridians zones. I will also use pads that surround painful areas so you can rest while the relaxing currents do their work.
What is Microcurrent Therapy?
Microcurrent therapy is the application of gentle electric current, measured in millionths of an amp, to the body. Microcurrent devices generate frequencies similar to the ones naturally produced by your own cells. Conventional electric stimulation devices and TENS units deliver currents in milliamps which is 1000 times more intense and do not have the same therapeutic and healing outcomes as microcurrent.
The device I use includes probe electrodes for treating acupuncture and trigger points as well as pad electrodes for treating larger areas of the body. Therapeutic effects can be achieved by manipulating the waveforms, frequencies and polarity placements of the electrodes.
What conditions can be treated with Microcurrent?
- Pain relief: Muscle and joint pain, myofacial pain, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, fibroids, constipation, inflammation, spasms, nerve pain, numbness, tingling, etc.
- Accelerated rehabilitation after injuries, strokes or neurologic degenerative diseases
- Promoting weight loss and detoxification in conjunction with nutritional programs
- Pediatric treatment
- Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine Balancing for psycho-emotional disorders
- Facial and whole-body rejuvenation and anti-aging effects
Here are documented effects of microcurrent:
- Faster and more efficient wound healing; increases the speed of recovery.
- Boosts ATP production in cells (ATP is the energy-carrying molecule in cells that powers all activity, including cellular healing)
- Promotes healing in conditions that have not responded to other treatment, including bone and tendon healing.
- Helping kill bacterial infection in wounds
- Microcurrent may support function of stem cells in healing eye diseases
- Polarized microcurrent used to shrink cancerous tumors
How does it work?
Your body seems to use the Microcurrent energy to increase its own energy production. Microcurrent increases the production of ATP, your own chemical energy, by up to 500%. It also increases protein synthesis and waste product removal. Microcurrent applied to injured tissue supports the natural current flow in the tissue, allowing cells in the traumatized area to regain their ability to conduct electricity. Trauma affects the electrical potential of the damaged tissue. The injured area has a higher electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue. This decreases electrical conductivity which leads to slower healing and more inflammation. When Microcurrent is applied, resistance is reduced, thus allowing bioelectricity to flow and establish normal functioning and healing.
How do the frequencies work?
The frequencies appear to work on the principle of biologic resonance. Microcurrent frequencies resonate with biologic tissue and is able to change the structure of the tissue when the frequency is correct. Once the tissue is changed and stable, it will often stay in the new configuration.
Do the benefits last?
Each person responds individually, but the changes to the tissues seem to be long lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment should last until the next treatment 4-7 days. Your muscles are used to responding in old patterns, so additional treatments may be necessary. Some patients have reported permanent changes in just one treatment.