Electrical Stimulation is a therapy used to augment an acupuncture treatment by providing increased stimulation to the needles. Physical Therapists and Chiropractors sometimes use a similar technique. However, Acupuncturists can connect the electrodes to the needles which offers unique therapeutic effects.
Electrical Stimulation is usually used for pain and/or musculoskeletal issues. The most common ailments Kerri treats with Electrical Stimulation are back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain.
Not every patient is a candidate for this therapy. For example, Electrical Stimulation is contraindicated for those with pacemakers or metal surgical implants.