Electrotherapy involves the careful and refined use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. When used in the context of chiropractic care, this therapy is very different than its widely criticized role as a deep brain stimulator. Modern electrotherapy is increasingly used as a way to speed up wound healing and is also applied as a form of alternative medicine known as electromagnetic therapy. Natural Health Houston provides electrotherapy to assist in pain reduction and promote the natural healing response.
Electrotherapy involves the application of electrical energy, with different systems used to stimulate the body via electrodes for therapeutic purposes. There are a number of electrotherapy modalities available at Natural Health Houston, including ultrasound and laser therapy. While the benefits of electrotherapy differ according to the modality in question, the human body often responds positively when there is a localized increase in electrical energy.
Electrotherapy units consist of electrodes controlled by a battery-powered device, with a controller used to adjust the level of electrical stimulation. Whether you’re suffering from a sports injury or a chronic back complaint, electrotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve function, increase circulation, and prevent muscle atrophy. While electrotherapy is not useful for all people or conditions, it can be very beneficial when combined with other forms of chiropractic care.
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