Electroacupuncture for Knee Replacement Pain

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Studies show that electroacupuncture is a safe and beneficial treatment for knee pain following knee replacement surgery. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the acupuncture and chiropractic clinics of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we provide this beneficial therapy. The combination of acupuncture with electrostimulation is very healing for patients with knee pain whether they have had knee replacement therapy or not. Learn more about electroacupuncture for knee replacement pain.

The main reason patients get knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis characterized by joint cartilage breakdown which limits movement and causes pain. Over time, surrounding muscles and ligaments suffer as well. Acupuncture treatment applied along channels affecting the knee and hips and other related areas of the body brings healing qi or energy to damaged areas. The use of electrostimulation assists the process of healing, resolving blockages to qi flow, helping cartilage repair.

Some questions patients ask about Electroacupuncture include:

Does acupuncture with electrostimulation hurt? How long does it take? Can I exercise after treatment? How long will it take to get results? Can I get chiropractic treatment with electrostimulation acupuncture? How does electroacupuncture work?

In answer, electroacupuncture does not typically hurt; most patients report feeling a small sensation at the needle site during part of the treatment, but the goal is not to inflict pain. Treatments generally take 40-60″ depending on various factors. Patients are advised to avoid extreme exercise, heavy eating or other activities for several hours after treatment. We do not guarantee results nor a timeframe for results; most people see some results in two weeks or less. Patients can receive chiropractic care on the same day as acupuncture or electroacupuncture. Many of our patients benefit from the fact that Dr. Oskardmay is licensed in both acupuncture and chiropractic medicine and has extensive training in electroacupuncture therapy.

Electroacupuncture works by stimulating areas of the body to induce a natural healing response at the site of injury, as well as to calm the mind. Inherent to our bodies is a variety of healing responses, ranging from increased blood flow, changes in muscle contractions, stem cell delivery, and others. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture help to improve the automatic healing response.

Natural care at our office helps patients to heal better more quickly from injuries and surgeries, pain and body aches. Call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or schedule online at acudocnc.com anytime to learn more and to schedule an appointment. We participate with most major insurance plans for both acupuncture as well as chiropractic. We look forward to helping you feel better soon!


Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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