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Electrical Stimulation – E-stim

What Is Electrical Stimulation Acupuncture?

acupuncture-service-1Electrical stimulation or E-Stim uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. Electrodes are placed on the skin in various locations by a trained therapist who can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers.

Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction thus varying the treatment to your needs.

Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area. The increased blood flow assists in healing the muscle.