Electro-Acupuncture Medicine

Electro-Acupuncture Enhances Acupuncture

South Jersey Sports Acupuncture is certified to practice Electro-Acupuncture Medicine (EAM). Acupuncture therapy with electrical stimulation (also called E-stim) is the art of sending a tiny electric current through acupuncture needles (the needles are inserted at traditional acupuncture points along the meridians). When used appropriately, electrical current makes the treatments more effective.

Electro Acupuncture Medicine is basically adding gentle electrical currents to traditional acupuncture treatments. When the proper current, frequency, and dosage are applied, the treatment becomes much more effective. Electro-Acupuncture Medicine coaxes the body to produce specific neuro-peptides. Beta endorphins, GABA, Serotonin, and many others can be produced by the body, when appropriate stimulation is applied. Advanced training is required for this modality.


Convincing Research

In one study, researchers used ElectroAcupuncture Medicine on patients with hip osteoarthritis. The participants were randomized into groups that either received ElectroAcupuncture Medicine or took a prescription pain reliever/anti-inflammatory. Those who were treated with ElectroAcupuncture Medicine experienced significantly greater improvement in joint pain alleviation, function, and range of motion compared with the medication recipients.

In another study, acupuncture therapy with E-stim reduced post-surgical pain. The day before undergoing heart surgery, patients received either ElectroAcupuncture or a sham treatment. After the operation, the ElectroAcupuncture group reported significantly lower pain intensity and required less pain medication than the control group.

ElectroAcupuncture Medicine has been shown to restore damaged nerves. Patients with peripheral nerve damage and some loss of muscle function had a poor prognosis. After treatment with ElectroAcupuncture Medicine, the majority of recipients regained some function or recovered completely.

What Does Electro-Acupuncture Medicine Feel Like?

During the treatment, patients may feel a mild tingling or tapping sensation at the point of the needle’s insertion, although some people feel no sensation at all. If the treatment is applied to a large muscle or a knot in the muscle, the muscle may twitch or release. The treatment site may feel fatigued or sore the next day as the muscle fibers recover their natural strength.

My Specialties

Pain Relief

Stuck behind a computer? Bad posture? Maybe you rolled your ankle in a game? Acute pain, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain, tight muscles, sore joints… Anything from a stiff neck to post surgery… If it’s pain, we’ve treated it.

Sports Medicine

As an athlete, your #1 goal should be to make sure your body is adapting to it’s challenges. Sports acupuncture can be used for sports performance optimization, injury prevention and management, and athletic career longevity.

Health and Well-Being

Don’t forget that acupuncture is best used as a preventative medicine. It is perfect for relaxation, stress relief, and supporting your overall health. You don’t need to be in pain to get acupuncture.

Treatment Methods

Sports Acupuncture

Cupping Therapy

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Rolf Method Manual Therapy