Electro-acupuncture Chronic Pain Sciatica Neuro-pathic Pain Tennis Elbow HIp Pain Knee & Hip Arthtritis Tendon Pain Headache
Electro-Acupuncture (EA) is the technique of combining normal acupuncture, or dry needling, with the application of an electro stimulus delivered through the needles and into the skin. Electro-acupuncture is a highly effective modality and has been used for decades to treat stubborn conditions. At Core Body Clinic we use it to treat several problems finding it particularly useful in knee arthritis, tennis elbow, sciatica and headaches. Manual needle stimulation works by driving an immune response in the body and increasing the concentration of endorphins thereby suppressing the levels of cortisol, stress hormone. The aim is to lower the sensitivity of the nervous system and reduce pain. Conditons like sciatica or more chronic and long term problems where the pain is neuro-pathic, EA has been found to be effective as because electro-acupuncture reduces pain on local, spinal and supraspinal levels. Therefore, not only is local tissue inflammatory chemical release suppressed but the pathways carrying informaiton to the brain are inhibited. In the central nervous system it enhances the release of serotonin and norepinepherine.