Electroacupuncture in Mumbai

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You most likely have heard of acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment. It involves placing needles throughout the body's meridians to manage pain and other chronic diseases. But have you heard about electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture. But instead of using needles, it includes electrical stimulation to deliver a mild pulse. This pulse stimulates the body and specific areas.

The Meridian Care and Health Care Centre offers effective and affordable electroacupuncture in Mumbai. Dr. Siddique Shaikh, one of the leading acupuncturist in Mumbai, is adept in performing standard acupuncture, facial acupuncture, cupping therapy, etc. Moreover, Dr. Siddique Shaikh practices at the Meridian Care and Health Care Centres, renowned acupuncture clinics in Mumbai Central.

Please continue reading to find out more about electroacupuncture, its procedure, benefits, and more.

First, let’s know,

What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture is a type of acupuncture that employs two needles. During treatment, a moderate electric current is passed between these needles. This current stimulates acupoints more effectively than needle twirling or other hand manipulation techniques used by acupuncturists.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Electroacupuncture?

  • Electroacupuncture is a technique that can be used in conjunction with any acupuncture treatment.

  • Electroacupuncture, in particular, is beneficial in the treatment of neurological illnesses, chronic pain, muscle spasms, and paralysis.

  •  In addition, electroacupuncture can improve the flow of new, oxygen-rich blood to the injury site, critical for healing.

What is the Mechanism of Electroacupuncture?

  •  According to traditional Chinese medicine, overall health is determined by the body's flow of qi (energy). This energy runs via meridians, which are unseen lines. These can be located all over the body. 

  • Qi is thought to aid in body balance and boost the body's innate ability to heal itself. Therefore, a blocked or interrupted qi flow can negatively impact one's physical and emotional health. Electroacupuncture can help with this.

  • The use of electroacupuncture is meant to improve the potential healing effects of conventional acupuncture. 

  • First, it stimulates the sites associated with the symptoms, assisting in the resumption of qi flow. Then, the acupuncturist inserts the two needles around the point, sending an electrical impulse to them by a machine.

 

What to Expect During an Electroacupuncture Session?

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  • First, when the patient visits our acupuncture clinic in Mumbai Central, our acupuncturist will examine the patient's symptoms and select meridian points for treatment.

  • Then, our acupuncturist in Mumbai Central will insert one needle at the treatment point and another nearby.

  • Once inserted to the precise depth; the acupuncturist will use electrodes to link the needles to specific electroacupuncture equipment.

  • After inserting the electrodes, the acupuncturist will turn on the machine. Current and voltage settings on electroacupuncture machines can be adjusted. 

  • Low voltages and frequencies will be used initially, with the frequency and voltage of the current being altered by the acupuncturist during treatment. The electric current alternates between the two needles as it pulses.

Let’s know,

What are the Benefits of Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture can treat the same conditions as traditional acupuncture. However, electroacupuncture is very effective for people who suffer from:

The electrical current's stimulating impact relieves pain by enhancing qi and blood flow while also warming muscles.

Now, let’s know,

Are there any Side effects of Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture, like traditional acupuncture, can have a few side effects in some patients. These might include:

  • mild nausea

  • dizziness

  • pain or light bleeding during the insertion of the needle

  • redness or bruising or infection at the needle site

Tell the acupuncturist immediately if the tingling or vibration of the electric current bothers you. 

The sensation may become uncomfortable if the voltage is too high. Although electric shock is conceivable, it is uncommon if the acupuncturist is well-trained and the machine is in good operating order.

Please schedule an appointment at our acupuncture clinic in Mumbai Central and consult Dr. Siddique Shaikh, our skilled acupuncturist, to seek the most effective electroacupuncture in Mumbai.

Frequently asked questions

Is electroacupuncture painful?


Electroacupuncture, on the whole, is a painless procedure. When the acupuncturist inserts the needle into the pressure point, the patient may feel a prick similar to standard acupuncture. However, this sensation is temporary. The pulsing electrode is comfortable and relaxing for most patients.




What is the duration of an electroacupuncture session?


Electroacupuncture sessions typically take 10 to 20 minutes. It is shorter than the regular acupuncture session.




How many electroacupuncture sessions are required?


Because everyone feels pain differently, our acupuncturist will construct a personalized treatment plan to meet the patient's health requirements. In general, we find that patients get the best outcomes from a series of sessions spread out over 4 to 10 weeks. Some patients report rapid pain reduction following their initial therapy session. In contrast, others may require several sessions.




Is there any risk associated with electroacupuncture?


Generally, electroacupuncture is very safe when a trained acupuncturist performs it. Electroacupuncture can induce internal damage or even electric shock if not done appropriately.




Who is not suitable for electroacupuncture?


You should avoid electroacupuncture if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have heart disease
  • have epilepsy
  • have had a stroke
  • have a pacemaker
  • experience seizures

Before beginning a new treatment, it's generally a good idea to consult your doctor, especially if you have any underlying health concerns.