Acupuncture and TENS.

Both acupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can be helpful for tissue healing and repair. Being in pain can be exhausting and extremely uncomfortable. Let's take a look at how these therapies can help your pain relief and work together.


TENS or as we call it in Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture can enhance an anti-inflammatory effect by introducing alligator CLIPS to the acupuncture needles. Instead of pads sitting on the skin surface, the needles conduct the electrical pulse in to the muscles fibres directly. It benefits conditions like tendonitis in the shoulder or elbow.



Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture generally produces an anti-inflammatory result. Wherever the needles are placed, will bring about increased blood flow to the local area, which mimics the body's natural methods for repair and recovery, including settling down inflammation. In the case of tendonitis, acupuncture can target and stimulate points near the affected area, which may help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and support tissue healing. Acupuncture can also help address any underlying imbalances that may contribute to the development of tendonitis.



TENS therapy involves applying low-voltage electrical stimulation to the affected area using electrode PADS. This stimulation can help reduce pain by blocking pain signals to the brain and promoting the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving hormones. TENS therapy may also enhance blood circulation, promote tissue repair, and reduce inflammation.


Both acupuncture and TENS can be used alone or in combination with other treatment modalities to support tissue healing and repair in tendonitis. It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a Registered acupuncturist to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific condition.

I have been in private practice since 2003 and have years of experience using electroacupuncture and TENS. I recommend TENS to my pregnant clients for their birth options and have used TENS during both of my births.

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