Do you want to experience the benefits of acupuncture but the thought of being stuck with tiny needles is scary to you still? Endpoint Wellness is very accommodating to needle-sensitive patients and offers non-needle acupuncture, or microlight electro-acupuncture, as an effective form of meridian balancing and pain relief.
It’s no secret that acupuncture has been proven effective for pain relief, stress reduction, injury rehabilitation, facial rejuvenation and more. However, microlight electro-acupuncture has many of the same benefits of acupuncture without the needles which may seem daunting to some people.Those hesitant to try acupuncture may want to start with microlight electro-acupuncture first.
What is microlight electro-acupuncture you ask? This non-needle form of acupuncture combines low-frequency microcurrents with specific colors of therapeutic light, providing relief and many of the same benefits as traditional acupuncture. Microcurrent is electric current in millionths of an ampere. It can relieve pain, increase the rate of wound healing, increase protein synthesis, stimulate the regeneration of injured tissue and stimulate lymphatic flow.
Microcurrent flows at one millionth of an ampere and is therefore delivered at a scale similar to current the body produces on its own in each cell. According to an article in acupuncture today, Microcurrent therapy is so effective because “every aspect of our bodies is pre-wired to respond to subtle electrical currents. Most parts of our bodies also produce endogenous electrical charges – including nerve cells, fascia (connective tissue), muscles, brain cells and our hearts.” Electro-acupuncture can also be used with needles, it just means that the pulsating electrical current is applied to acupuncture needles that are inserted at acupuncture points throughout the body. Below are some of the benefits.
Microlight electro-acupuncture is one of the fastest known treatments of pain. The reason why microlight therapy works so well to relieve pain, according to eastwestseminars.com, is because the two forms of energy stimulation enhance each other’s effects when administered together. The microcurrent and specific colors of light create a “high-low Hz” biological resonance effect, targeting specific body tissues and enhancing the qi. Color light also enhances cellular functioning, speeding up the healing process if one is recovering from an injury. IN addition, the microcurrent “reduces electrical resistance on the body areas and pathways onto which it is applied,” according to Acupuncture Today. This effect allows for better penetration of the therapeutic color light deep into the areas being treated. If you’ve considered acupuncture for pain relief, but are just not ready, microlight electro-acupuncture may be a more comforting alternative.
Soothing and Relieves Stress
The actual humming sound and motion of the electrodes used in electro-acupuncture is very soothing and relaxing in nature. Combined with the microlight therapy, the color light is also very therapeutic and builds off of traditional acupuncture’s stress relieving qualities. According to an article by Anne Hendren Coulter, phototherapy, or healing with light, may have been one of the first known natural therapies. Simulated sunlight in the form of bright light has been known to reduce stress and help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Like acupuncture, therapeutic light has many natural healing properties that increase wellness in the body and mind.
Facial Rejuvenation and Anti Aging
Endpoint Wellness offers cosmetic acupuncture, which is essentially an acupuncture session where acu-points in the skin and face are manipulated. If you’re not sure if cosmetic acupuncture is for you, or too scared with the use of needles, you might want to consider non-needle microlight electro-acupuncture. microlight electro-acupunture is one of the fastest growing, most popular and effective forms of facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment. Microcurrent is unparalleled for collagen production, which is the protein that gives our skin strength and elasticity. Microlight therapy is a safe and natural alternative to procedures like Botox, chemical peels and dermabrasion. According to the MicroLight Institute, “The popularity of nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures is rapidly growing. There has been a 471% increase in the numbers of such procedures performed since 1997.” Endpoint Wellness offers a form of microlight electro-acupuncture called Energy Light Rejuvenation™, which has been said to produce the following results:
- Increase in collagen and elastin production
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- A healthy, vibrant glow in the face
- Reduction or elimination of acne, blemishes and age spots
- Minimized puffiness
- No surgery, needles, redness, flaking, downtime or discomfort
According to Dr. Darren Starwynn, the acupuncturist who invented Energy Light Rejuvenation, the lifting and rejuvenation effects take place through the adjustment of facial muscle tone, detoxification and cleansing of the skin, and stimulation of the acupuncture meridian system.