Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

What is EMS and how can it help?

Electrical muscle stimulation mimics the body’s nervous system by sending safe, low frequency electrical pulses to the affected area, causing the muscle to contract and increasing temperature and blood circulation. The same natural process of the body to repair injuries works with EMS to relieve other common nervous system disorders, including constant headaches, numbness of limbs, and back pain.

By utilizing and encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms, EMS and similar therapies can drastically reduce the dependence on medications and unnecessary surgeries and resolve the symptoms of underlying causes much quicker.

 What does Electrical Muscle Stimulation feel like?

Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 15-20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect. EMS is intended to help, not hurt.

Which conditions does this sort of therapy treat?

Reputable research shows EMS is used to help treat and even prevent a surprising number of medical issues. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • carpal tunnel
  • connective and dermal tissue repair
  • increase in the range of motion in joints caused by such problems as arthritis and injury
  • muscle atrophy
  • muscle spasms
  • post-surgical muscle regeneration
  • sciatica
  • sports injuries
  • tennis elbow
  • ulcers
  • chronic wounds and more.

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