Electrotherapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS) is a non-invasive, very well tolerated, hybrid modality utilizing concentrated, low frequency, direct electrical current stimulation to Chinese meridian and trigger points throughout the body. ETPS is based on four therapeutic concepts: increasing circulation, stimulating “gateways” in the nervous system to the body, relaxing contracted muscles to relieve pressured nerves, and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers. Using a 9v battery with a square electrical wave pulse of 1-4Hz of DC, ETPS has been reported to provide relief from some chronic conditions and can also provide immediate pain relief, decrease muscle hypertonicity and accelerate tissue repair for any form of musculoskeletal disorder. ETPS can be administered usually in 5 to 30 minutes.
For chronic pain, it is imperative to apply stimulation with the correct frequency to evoke an endorphin response that stimulates the body’s healing mechanisms, thus ensuring optimal pain relief. Applying electrical stimulation with enough amplitude or strength should evoke a positive “endorphin” response, providing lasting pain relief.
ETPS is an effective pain relieving method that combines concepts from:
- Electrical Nerve Stimulation
- Muscle Relaxation
- Nerve Stimulation
Much like acupuncturists, ETPS practitioners locate areas of the body that are known to treat pain. They then use a handheld unit that generates low frequency DC electrical stimulation to these areas and releases the body’s endorphins. This allows your body to naturally relieve your pain, reduce your stress levels and boost your immune system.
Most patients report significant pain relief after just a few ETPS treatments, and some enjoy a complete remission of pain in less than 10 sessions. For treating scar tissue, you will feel a notable change in energy levels after one treatment. Within 4-6 treatments scar tissue can completely be unblocked allowing energy and normal function in the body to resume.
ETPS can treat over 152 different medically recognized dysfunctions in the body. Here are just a few of the conditions ETPS can effectively treat:
Muscle Spasms, Range of Motion Issues, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Tension Headaches and Migraines.