Thanks to modern technology, there are now other ways to stimulate acupuncture points for those who are not excited about needles. These methods help achieve the same objectives of reducing pain and restoring function. The use of lasers to stimulate acupuncture points has been used in clinical practice for some years now and has been demonstrated to be quite effective for some conditions. Similarly, the use of nearly imperceptible electrical stimuli have been used in some form or another in China since the 1950’s. Electro-acupuncture is very commonly used these days and sophisticated micro-processor devices can be very effective at relieving pain and helping to bring the body back to a “fully charged” condition. This form of therapy truly deserves to be described as “energy medicine.”
Your circumstances will determine which approach is best for you. To learn more about how these techniques can help you please contact our office to schedule a consultation.