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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:

 

Thanks for Reading!

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

 

Which of the 5 Headache Types Do You Get?

How to Avoid These Types of Headaches and Migraines…

  1. Caffeine-Withdrawal Headache

Options: Continue with caffeine addiction to avoid headache or get acupuncture to support you in quitting your caffeine addiction. Acupuncture helps addiction by decreasing cravings, detoxing the body and calming the shen or mind.

Acupuncture is used as an adjunct therapy along with many addiction programs. It is not a replacement, however for a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) or Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.).

 

  1. Cluster Headache (most disabling type)

Symptoms:

  • One-sided pain, behind or above one eye
  • Possible facial pain and jaw pain
  • Pattern of: headaches in clusters (days clustered together)

Triggers: Certain foods, alcohol, nicotine, heat

Options: Avoid your personal headache triggers, Acupuncture, Medications like Imitrex may be needed once headache starts

Patient Testimonial: Acupuncture Treating Cluster Headache!

 

  1. Migraine Headache (severe)

Symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual Disturbances
  • With or without aura
  • Worse with physical activity
  • Sensitivity to Light, Sound or Scent

Triggers: Stress, Genetics, Hormones, Weather, Past Trauma/ Injury, Lack of food/ water/ sleep

Options: Pay attention to your triggers and avoid them, Avoid stress. Avoid becoming to run-down, hungry or thirsty. Try Acupuncture; it is well known for effectively resolving migraines in Anoka.

  1. Tension Headache (not severe)

Symptoms:

  • Most common headache type
  • Constant dull, aching pain
  • Constant, tight, pressure across forehead (frontal headache)
  • Tenderness in shoulder, neck, or both sides of head

Triggers: Stress, Anxiety, poor work ergonomics and jaw clenching

Options: Stress reduction (psst! Acupuncture helps!), Meditation, Improve ergonomics at your work station, Avoid hunger and burnout

Aleesha D Ackerman successfully treats and relieves headache pain every day at Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka.

 

  1. Facial/ Jaw Pain Headache

Symptoms:

  • Pain: cheek, ear, temples, teeth or TMJ jaw joint
  • Worse with clenching teeth or poor posture

Causes:

  • Bruxism (grinding teeth)
  • TMJ problem (temporomandibular joint problem)

Options: Apply heat, jaw stretches, mouth guard, Acupuncture treatment, Oral chiropractic massage (if you can tolerate the pain), Improve posture (Yoga), Avoid stress!

 

Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches and Migraines:

Acupuncture is a great place to start managing migraine headaches or pain, regardless of the headache type.

Watch the Military doing Acupuncture on Soldiers to Relieve Pain

Why Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches?

Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free, non-habit forming medical treatment.

Many patients are referred by their doctors to Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka for treatment of headache or migraine when medication has proven ineffective or for those who are seeking a drug-free treatment method.

What Type of Training Should I Ask for Before I Book an Acupuncture Appointment?

Look for an acupuncturist in your area to see if acupuncture can help relieve your headache or migraine. Be sure to ask if the acupuncturist is not only certified, but also licensed. You want to be sure your practitioner has been properly trained to ensure your own safety.

…Be sure to check back for our next blog: “Warning: These Headaches Could Be Dangerous”

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman of Aleesha D Acupuncture.

Aleesha received her Graduate degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches.

These daily headaches lasted over 15 years and kept her from living life. Her first acupuncture treatment brought profound pain relief!

This prompted her to return to school for extensive training in acupuncture to help people just like herself become free of pain and to return to living life again!

You can ensure your safety by being sure to see an acupuncturist who is Licensed!

 

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

 

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.

Shingles: What Is It? Can Acupuncture treat it (in Anoka, MN)?

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a painful skin rash that, left un-treated can cause long-term nerve damage and residual nerve pain.

 

What Causes Shingles?

Shingles is caused by a virus called Herpes Zoster, a latent chicken pox virus. Once someone has had chicken pox (usually as a child) the virus goes dormant within the body. Most never have to deal with it again.

However, some experience this dormant virus being “re-activated” within the nerve cells by stress and a lowered immune system, particularly after the age of 50.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles looks like a red rash, usually on one side of the body around the ribs, scalp, face, neck and arm (possibly lower body). Sores may blister, burst open and crust over.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

It is best to have acupuncture treatments right away, in order for optimal results. Waiting too long may result in nerve damage and long-term nerve pain which may include burning, tingling pain and headaches, sometimes lasting months to years…

Acupuncture may still help at this later stage, though it will be limited to reducing symptoms, not resolving them if long-term nerve damage has taken root.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment at Aleesha D Acupuncture today.

 

Acupuncture treats Shingles by treating the overall TCM patterns of Wind Heat and by clearing Blood Heat and what is called Dampness. It also treats the Channels (energy pathways) and local areas affected.

  • Acupuncture lowers inflammation
  • Acupuncture may help avoid nerve damage
  • Acupuncture helps other symptoms:
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Nerve pain
    • Fatigue
    • Stress
    • Acupuncture helps strengthen weak immune system
      • This helps fight the virus
      • This helps virus return to dormant state

Conventional (Western Medicine) Treatment:

Medications include:

  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory meds
  • Prescription narcotics
  • Steroids
  • Antihistamines (for itching)
  • Anti-viral drugs at onset (may reduce severity)

Risk Factors

  • A weakened immunity
  • Age 50 and older
  • Higher risk of a complication called Post-herpetic Neuralgia (nerve pain may become chronic if not treated)

 

Facts

  • You cannot catch Shingles from someone from Shingles
  • Shingles is due to latent chicken pox virus
  • You may catch chicken pox from someone with Shingles

(if you have not had chicken pox)

Tips to Use at Home

  • Visit a licensed acupuncturist during acute (early) stage
  • Apply topical capsaicin cream
  • Apply turmeric paste (may stain clothing and skin)
  • Apply a tincture of myrrh to the affected area 3x daily
  • A vaccine is available called Zostavax (50% success rate)
  • Your licensed acupuncturist may also go over other lifestyle recommendations according to your pattern, including diet and stress reduction tips.

Prompt treatment is important to avoid complications, especially if severe, whether seeking Acupuncture treatment as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Western Medical treatment.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman treats all types of pain including headache, migraine and back pain. She specializes in Women’s health treating patients with Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Endometriosis, Auto Immune Disease such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid Disease and syndromes such as Fibromyalgia.

Aleesha treats low mood and energy using acupuncture, TCM diet and other lifestyle recommendations when appropriate to you as an individual.

To schedule with Aleesha, visit AleeshadAcupuncture.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 Acupuncturists Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Maple Grove, Osseo, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Spring Lake Park and Ramsey, MN 55303.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55434, 55449, 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 and Minneapolis area.

 

Acupuncture Treats Pain (in Anoka, MN)

Acupuncture is excellent for treating all kinds of pain, and commonly treats headache, migraine, neck pain, back pain, knee and joint pain. Aleesha has had a close relationship with pain for much of her life. This helps her empathize with her patients. Read her bio here.

 

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Anoka

Many patients have chronic (long-term) issues including chronic pain. Acupuncture treats pain due to diagnosed disease or known causes such as auto accidents, congenital (since birth) as well as pain due to unknown cause or syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia with joint and muscle pain which moves around and pain which may come and go.

 

Acupuncture for Acute Pain

Acupuncture also treats acute (short-term) pain such as sprains and strains, muscle tension and back pain.

 

Acupuncture for General Pain

Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka treats pain from past injury, overuse injury, accident or trauma, as well as new pain from more recent (acute) onset, such as auto accident injury causing migraine headaches, neck pain and back pain in Anoka.

 

Acupuncture for Pain Caused by…

Acupuncture can treat pain from a new or old sports injury, repetitive stress injury pain, pain from a new or old auto accident injury, pain from inflammation, nerve entrapment pain and numbness, congenital pain (since birth), pain inherited due to genetic cause, pain from diagnosed disease, condition or syndrome, or even pain of unknown cause.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

This is a safe, non-medication (non-habit forming) treatment for pain. Needles are FDA-approved and single-use only.

Acupuncture is considered a medical treatment. This is why licensed acupuncturists must pay a state medical tax.

To ensure your safety, be sure to ask if the acupuncturist is licensed (not merely certified) before making your first acupuncture medical appointment. Do not risk it.

Read more about Why Acupuncture is Safe on the FAQ’s Page

Stay tuned for next week’s blog on Shingles

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha D Ackerman is a Board Certified acupuncturist, licensed under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Aleesha treats low mood and energy using acupuncture, TCM diet and other lifestyle recommendations when appropriate to you as an individual.

She specializes in Women’s health treating patients with Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Endometriosis, Auto Immune Disease such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid Disease and syndromes such as Fibromyalgia.

 

Discover what it feels like to have lasting pain relief.

Schedule your acupuncture treatment with Aleesha today.

 

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 Acupuncturists Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Maple Grove, Osseo, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Spring Lake Park and Ramsey, MN 55303.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55434, 55449, 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 and Minneapolis area.

Can Acupuncture Save Your Life?

Can Acupuncture Save Your Life? Perhaps that sounds a little over the top. Perhaps Not.

What has acupuncture done to improve the lives of countless individuals?

Endless patient testimonials on acupuncture can attest to the improved Quality of Life (QOL).

Read Patient Testimonials Here

Q.O.L is what western and eastern medicine is concerned with-improving QOL for sure matters.

 

How Did Acupuncture Help me?

This is how I personally got involved with acupuncture. Acupuncture saved my life. Acupuncture saved my life by improving the Quality of my Life.

 

My chronic, daily pain from migraine headaches was removed by acupuncture- and I was hooked!

I soon went on to Graduate school for Acupuncture and have never looked back.

I went from missing out on life and time with my beautiful family to not missing a thing!

Yes, you could say acupuncture did save my life.

 

 

Acupuncture Treats Pain, Mood Imbalance and Low Energy

I highly recommend anyone suffering with pain to give acupuncture a try. Do not wait like me.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment with Aleesha D at Aleesha D Acupuncture

 

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Read Aleesha D’s bio here.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Mood imbalance, Low energy, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body remain in balance while natural hormone fluctuations take place like during Perimenopause and Menopause when many patients suffer from hot flashes with mild to severe perspiration (sweating), changes in mood, energy and even low libido.

Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist.

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 you 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.

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