New Clinic Toy Alert!
You know we love acupuncture - relaxing, empowering, pain relieving, cycle regulating, fertility supporting, shingles relieving, labour inducing, magical acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a powerful tool, but sometimes you want to kick it up a notch even further. Enter - Electrostimulation.
Electrostimulation - what is it and what is it good for?
An electrostimulation machine looks like a tiny set of jumper cables that are placed on the ends of regular acupuncture needles in order to deliver a gentle and continuous electric current. Frequency and intensity is adjusted according to treatment goals and plan. The sensation is very subtle and not unpleasant. The muscles that are targeted by the needles contract and are stimulated into releasing their painful holding patterns and allowing for a reset, providing pain relief and increased blood flow. Needling with stimulation is an enhanced treatment, intended to remove any blockages of energy, qi and blood and increase their smooth flow.
A regular acupuncture treatment is simply amplified with the use of electrostimulation and results are often achieved sooner compared to just using acupuncture needles on their own.
Some of the wonderful things we can use Electrostimulation for:
increasing lining support of the endometrium, especially in conjunction with IVF
Labour Preparation for Induction
Musculoskeletal complaints, especially tight muscles and pain
Chemo related nausea
High blood pressure
Ask for Dr Dori to learn more and see if Electrostim is right for you!
Dr. Dori Skye Engel ND, Birth Doula has a special interest in the Perinatal period of a family’s life; Fertility support, Preconception Care, Pregnancy, Labour & Birth, Postpartum support as well as Babies & Children. Treating the whole person, as well as the whole family, she is honoured to support men & women through further life changes such as menopause, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, heart disease, skin conditions & all the curveballs life throws.