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Should I Try E-stim with Acupuncture?

(Photo of me getting treated with E-stimulation therapy and acupuncture needles).

What E-stim Is Used For:

 

Why Get E-stim?

  • Relieves Pain
  • Increases R.O.M.
  • Improves Circulation
  • Relieves Numbness/ Tingling
  • Relieves Muscle cramping/ spasm

E-stimulation with acupuncture works to help improve circulation of Qi and Blood after acute injury such as shin splints or after surgery such as knee or hip replacement surgery. Many hospitals use acupuncture after surgery for this reason.

  • Improves Sensory/ Mobility Issues
  • Quicker Healing Time w/ Injury
  • Quicker Post- Surgery Recovery
  • Improves overall Quality of Life (QOL) in Patients

 

Where is e-stim applied to the body?

  • Head/ Neck/ Shoulders
  • Back
  • Arms/ Hands
  • Hips/ Buttock
  • Legs/ Feet

Sciatica pain and Neuropathy patients often find added relief when E-stimulation therapy is added to their Acupuncture treatment.

Which Types of Shoulder Pain Is Acupuncture Good For?

When is e-stim used?

  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve ROM
  • Improve Impaired Nerve Sensation/ Feeling

Many Patients with Rotator cuff injury and overuse injury of the shoulder respond well to E-stimulation therapy.

Explanation of HOW E-stim Works Here

 

Who Gets E-Stim Acupuncture?

  • Athletes
  • Neuropathy Patients
  • Joint Pain Patients
  • Sciatica Patients
  • Post-op Patients
  • Acute/ Chronic Pain Sufferers

How Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain

 

Often patients with Neuropathy complain of lack of feeling in the hands/ feet and find themselves dropping objects such as a cup of coffee. Some are afraid to hold their pets or grandchildren for fear of dropping them. Some complain of impaired fine motor skills in the fingers, such as difficulty changing a watch battery and find that acupuncture with e-stimulation therapy helps them to re-gain feeling to the fingertips in order do these simple tasks once again. 

Some experience Neuropathy in the feet and may fall down due to lack of sensation in the toes. Do not wait until this progresses up the legs. 

Acupuncture with E-stim therapy helps improve the Quality of Life (QOL) in many patients with diagnosed Neuropathy.

Is Your Leg Pain Due to Sciatica?

 

What it Treats:

 

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Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating Pain such as Migraine headaches and Back Pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance, low energy and low libido.

 Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

 

Aleesha treats Chronic Pain and Women’s Health successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

 

Magnesium is responsible for helping regulate many systems in the body and can affect the muscles, including the heart.

Are You Magnesium Deficient?

Here is a Loooonger List (than prior post) of Signs/Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

Allergies

Insomnia

Irritability

Thyroid Issues

Kidney Stones

Back pain

Uncoordinated

Extreme Fatigue

Excessive Cavities

Digestive Disorders

Low concentration

Low appetite

Muscle spasms

Low Progesterone

Cold Hands & Feet

Difficulty Handling Stress

Anxiety, Depression, Mental unrest

Palpitations (strong sensation of heart beat)

More on How Magnesium Affects the Body Here

 

Aleesha D Acupuncture treats Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Low Energy and Low Mood by helping your body to balance itself.

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Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Acupuncture is good at treating pain and inflammation. Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Acupuncture for Car Accident Injury and Pain (Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN)

Acupuncture for Back Pain, Neck Pain and Headaches after Auto Injury 

Acupuncture can help relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches due to auto accident injury. Low back pain, neck tension and recurring headaches or migraine are common after car accidents and many people see great results with acupuncture.

Why Get Acupuncture for Neck Pain?

Acupuncture helps with sore neck due to whiplash (subluxation) after auto accident. After a car accident imaging such as fMRI often shows nothing is wrong, though a patient is still suffering from aches and pains. This is because muscles and ligaments may be strained in the neck, causing pain. Acupuncture helps lower inflammation and trigger point acupuncture helps release tight muscles to relieve pain. Acupuncture can also relieve chronic neck pain by breaking up scar tissue within the muscle fascia, left over from old auto accident injuries. This helps relieve muscle spasm pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headache Testimonial

Acupuncture helps relieve headaches and migraines after auto accident, whether the headache pain is located at the base of the neck, the forehead, temples, top of the head, jaw/ facial pain or pain all over the entire head. Acupuncture helps all types of headaches, whatever the root cause.

Read about how I beat migraine headaches

  • Allergy headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Muscle tension headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • Stress-related headaches
  • TMJ (temporal mandibular jaw syndrome) headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia headaches

 

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Back Pain Patient Testimonial

Acupuncture is well known for improving acute back pain, whether due to muscle strain or herniated disc, also known as a “slipped” disc or spondylolisthesis (where a disc slips over the vertebra beneath it). Acupuncture is also good for congenital (since birth) back pain, such as pain of spina bifida. Acupuncture is good for chronic back pain due to many reasons, including arthritis pain and degenerative disc disease.

  • Acute (recent) back pain
  • Chronic (long-term) back pain
  • Congenital (since birth) back pain

What is the Science behind How Acupuncture Decreases Pain?

Acupuncture decreases pain by inciting the body to release specific endorphins which relieve pain, acupuncture increases Qi and blood (circulation) to the affected area and decreases inflammation in the body (inflammation causes pain and chronic inflammation causes disease).

  • Acupuncture releases Pain-relieving endorphins (hormones)
  • Acupuncture increases circulation
  • Acupuncture lowers inflammation

 

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Why try Acupuncture For Pain?

Acupuncture works for pain relief (well-researched for pain relief) and is a medical treatment alternative to medications which may be habit-forming (addictive) and may lead to further issues. Some patients find they are able to avoid back surgery for pain after acupuncture treatments.

Licensed acupuncturists look for the root cause of the pain instead of merely treating and covering up the symptoms, in order to not only stop the pain, but also keep the pain from returning (prevention).

For instance, three people may present with headaches and instead of giving each individual the same pill or using the same set of prescribed acupuncture points, they are each asked detailed questions in order to find out the root cause, i.e., genetics, hormonal, allergies, stress, physical trauma due to injury, etc.

  • Research proves acupuncture is effective for treating pain
  • Acupuncture treats the root cause, not just the symptoms
  • Acupuncture treats the individual (treatments are specific to each individual)
  • Acupuncture is an effective alternative to pain killers and sometimes to recommended surgery

How Many Acupuncture Treatments?

Acupuncture should relieve pain within about three treatments and significant pain relief should happen after about six treatments, in general. However, individuals react differently to acupuncture and many factors need to be considered such as, how long the issue has been around (chronic versus acute pain), compliance or how well patient follows practitioner recommendations, such as frequency of treatments and at-home-care, other factors like age, overall health of the individual and how quickly one’s body responds to acupuncture.

Contact Aleesha D Acupuncture today for an appointment to relieve your pain. Feel better, Move forward. 

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist who owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health issues. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha became interested in Acupuncture and holistic healing after living in chronic pain for seventeen years, following a life-altering auto accident in high school. She now enjoys life again with family and friends since acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraines.

Aleesha specializes in treating chronic and acute Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, mood imbalance and low libido.

Hot flashes Patient Testimonial

Aleesha D Acupuncture is conveniently located at 207 E Main Street in historic downtown Anoka with free street parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

What is Cupping (in Anoka, MN)?

What is Cupping?

Like acupuncture, cupping is a centuries-old therapy used under Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment in Anoka and works well for treating muscle pain tension and many other issues.

How is Cupping Done?

Cupping therapy should be a painless procedure and can involve plastic cups with a hand pump being used to achieve suction or glass cups using fire to achieve suction with the skin. Don’t worry- the fire never comes in contact with the skin and the glass does not become hot enough to burn the skin!

Be sure to have someone do cupping who is specially trained,

such as a licensed acupuncturist!

Cupping with glass cups:

  • An alcohol-soaked cotton ball is lit on fire
  • This creates a vacuum inside glass cups
  • Cups are then quickly placed on the skin

(Fire is removed before cups contact skin)

  • Cups stay suctioned to skin due to negative pressure
  • Cups are usually left on for around 10-15 minutes

Cupping with plastic cups: Plastic cups are secured using hand-pump.

Why choose cupping for pain relief?

  • Cupping has no side effects (besides temporary discoloration to treated area) and is a non-habit forming treatment, un-like some medications.
  • Cupping is a useful treatment for muscular pain like back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. 
  • Cupping relieves muscle tension pain caused by stagnation in the tissues

Remember seeing red circles on the back of Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Michael Phelps? He used cupping in between Olympic races in order to improve circulation in the muscles!

How does it work?

  • Cupping therapy works by releasing stagnation and pain from the meridians or channels (energy pathways) of the body to relieve pain.
  • Cupping drains toxins and pathogens to promote circulation.
  • Cupping moves lymph to detoxify the blood to strengthen the immune system.

What does Cupping treat?

Cupping treats muscular pain and muscle spasms, relieve pain, back pain, muscle tightness, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain from stress and old injuries such as auto accident, cough, allergies, asthma, wheezing and sinus issues due to allergies, asthma and bronchitis.

  • Poor breathing, wheezing and cough with asthma or bronchitis
  • Blood circulation of the muscles in the back, neck and shoulders
  • Promotes circulation of the lymph
  • muscle pain due to old injuries
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress

Cupping helps with muscle and lymph circulation, and is helpful for the prevention of cold and flu by draining toxins and pathogens, which promotes circulation of the lymphatic system, cleaning the blood and lymph, and thereby strengthening the immune system.

Cupping is used for muscle tension and pain, most commonly for tight shoulders and back pain. Many patients find cupping as an add-on treatment to acupuncture helps loosen tight muscles for longer-lasting relief when muscle spasms or knots in the muscles are present.

Cupping can help relieve muscle tension headaches when added to acupuncture treatment.

Ask about our discount cupping price when cupping therapy is added onto acupuncture appointment.

 

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

Be sure to read next week’s blog; Acupuncture for Allergies

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school. Read more about Aleesha’s story here.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AnokaAcupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.