Best Place for Electroacupuncture in San Diego

Mike Woodworth, a leading acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist from San Diego, CA, uses the most efficient and the most advanced methods for treating his patients. Based on the entirely holistic approach, electroacupuncture focuses on the patient’s general health, and it is often used alongside other therapies, including herbal formulas, body acupuncture, and moxibustion.

Why Choose Electroacupuncture at Makari Wellness?

We at Makari Wellness focus on our patients’ optimal well-being, and we do our best to provide you with entirely safe, natural, and drug-free treatments that deliver remarkable outcomes. We use electroacupuncture to address a wide variety of conditions – from chronic pain to more complex neurological disorders often considered incurable by Western medicine.

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Eye Conditions

We can treat many eye conditions provoked by different factors. We specialize in electroacupuncture for macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and more.

Acute and Chronic Pain

Electroacupuncture has proven its efficiency in treating back, neck, and shoulder pain, whether it is acute or chronic. It can also ease the symptoms of sciatica and frozen shoulder.

Neurological Disorders

We use electrical stimulations to boost the effects of scalp acupuncture when treating neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, dysarthria, aphasia, or during a stroke recovery process.

Cardiac Conditions

Mike performs acupuncture with electrical stimulation to address the most common cardiac conditions, including high blood pressure, low blood pressure, heart palpitations, and more.

Spine Problems

Our electro acupuncture treatment will alleviate any bulging disc and spinal stenosis signs without undergoing surgery.

Hormonal Conditions

Electroacupuncture treatment is exceptionally convenient for relieving the symptoms caused by hormone imbalances and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in women.

What to Expect from Electroacupuncture Treatment at Makari Wellness?

Licensed acupuncturists from Makari Wellness ensure safe and efficient treatments for their patients. We understand your concerns about the therapies, which is why we will help you feel as comfortable as possible before the session.

We use electro stimulations to increase the effect of acupuncture itself. By attaching little electrode clips to acupuncture needles, we provide a mild electrical impulse at a specific frequency and intensity. You may feel the sensation similar to buzzing or tapping, but the overall experience should be quite relaxing and pleasant.

Our electroacupuncture treatments are aimed at increasing circulation and muscle activation. At the same time, you’ll notice a decrease in pain and inflammation. In case you feel pain or any discomfort, Mike will either decrease the current intensity or stop the treatment.

See Electroacupuncture in Action

Here you can see one example of electroacupuncture therapy at Makari Wellness, performed by Mike Woodworth. This is an excellent illustration of how we combine multiple systems of acupuncture, dry needling, electrostimulation, and active release techniques (ART) to solve complex problems with a higher level of efficiency.

Electro Acupuncture vs. Acupuncture

The most critical difference between electroacupuncture and acupuncture is the way of needle stimulation. Body acupuncture involves manual needle stimulation, where the practitioner uses hands to trigger the specific acupoints on the patient’s body, while in electroacupuncture, the needles are stimulated electrically.

Both approaches originate from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and they are incredibly efficient for treating a wide array of disorders of different complexity levels. Still, electroacupuncture is used whenever it is necessary to apply a more intensive stimulation to the points.

How Does Electroacupuncture Work?

According to TCM, your health depends on the flow of the vital energy called qi. It travels through invisible pathways (meridians), and it aims to maintain the balance in the body and promote its natural healing abilities.

In most cases, a blocked or disrupted qi flow provokes the onset of many common diseases. To unblock that energy, electro acupuncture practitioners place two needles around the specific point while stimulating them with a machine that delivers an electrical impulse to them.

What are Electro Acupuncture Benefits?

The benefits of electroacupuncture are wide-ranging. It not only supports the energy flow and retrieves the lost balance in the body, but it also eliminates the signs of a particular condition a patient has.

Apart from treating different groups of conditions, such as ocular, cardiac, spinal, neurological, and hormonal, electro-acupuncture has provided significant outcomes in alleviating the symptoms of acute and chronic pain caused by injuries, nerve abnormalities, or similar factors.

Recent studies have shown that e stim acupuncture can help treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis – electrostimulation relieves knee pain and improves movement.
  • Acute pain – the combination of electroacupuncture and medication delivers better results than using the mediation itself.
  • Chemotherapy-related nausea – electroacupuncture can reduce nausea right after receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Electroacupuncture and Other TCM Treatments

To deliver better outcomes and promote faster healing, practitioners tend to combine electroacupuncture with other TCM approaches that are equally safe and efficient. Depending on your particular condition and overall health, an acupuncturist may use electrostimulation alongside these techniques:


Moxibustion is another TCM treatment that has a vital healing role. It involves the burning of mugwort (moxa) on specific acupoints. It has been used throughout Asia for centuries since it promotes healing and a faster recovery.

The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the qi flow, and help maintain general health. It is safe and painless, and practitioners tend to combine it with other TCM treatments to provide better outcomes.

The combination of moxibustion and electroacupuncture is beneficial for addressing various conditions, especially those associated with peripheral neuropathy. This complex approach will reduce neuropathy’s most common symptoms – pain, the feeling of “pins and needles,” and numbness.

Chinese Herbs

Herbal formulae can boost the healing effect and strengthen the immune system. A licensed Chinese herbalist will prescribe the adequate formula based on your general health and the focus condition, making sure you get an entirely natural, unique treatment. The use of electroacupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is beneficial for the central nervous system, but it is widely used to address other spheres of a patient’s health.

Electroacupuncture FAQs

Let’s the most commonly asked questions associated with electro acupuncture:

Does E Stim Acupuncture Hurt?

Many people claim that they feel as if their body is pulsating with a pleasant electric current during the treatment. That said, the procedure is generally painless. You may go through a healing experience that will make you feel energized and refreshed as if your body has gone through a period of deep rest.

What to Consider Before the Treatment?

You shouldn’t start with the treatment before consulting with your practitioner. They will lead you through the process, suggest the number of sessions, and warn you in case you should avoid the therapy.

Who Should Avoid Electroacupuncture?

Although electroacupuncture is generally safe and convenient for everyone, you should avoid this treatment if:

  • You are pregnant
  • You have a heart disease
  • You have a pacemaker
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have experienced seizures.
Are There Any Electro Acupuncture Side Effects?

Electroacupuncture is free of severe side-effects, but your body may have certain reactions after you’ve received your treatment. For example:

  • Mild nausea
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Mild pain or light bleeding when the needle is inserted
  • Bruising or redness at the place where the needle was inserted.

Makari Wellness – Safe and Effective San Diego Electroacupuncture Treatment for You and Your Loved Ones

Makari Wellness is a full-service family acupuncture clinic that cares about your well-being. We aim to provide the safest and most effective TCM treatments, focusing on a holistic approach vital not only for a particular condition but also for the entire organism.

We specialize in electroacupuncture, body acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and other alternative techniques that have proven their efficiency, even in healing the most complex diseases. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 871-8889 and book your appointment at the stellar electroacupuncture clinic in San Diego, California.