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ETPS (Neuro-Mechani

ETPS (Neuro-Mechanical Acupuncture)  

Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation neuro-mechanical acupuncture therapy is a unique hybrid therapy combining the best of physical therapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, trigger point therapy, mobilization, and manual and myofascial release techniques. ETPS is a non-invasive integrated therapy that uses a Neurostimulator to apply very low doses of concentrated D/C (direct current – the current our body runs on) current to specific groups of acupuncture, trigger and motor points in order to isolate nerve impingement sites, myofascial restrictions and joint articulations responsible for the complaint..  

Chronic pain originates with neuropathy, which is caused by muscle contraction. Most chronic pain stems from the core of the body, which consists of the gait — the hips, spine, and lumbar-sacral region. The cause of most migraines originates in the sacrum. Poor posture and repetitive strain creates a ‘pool’ of micro-injuries that build up over time to impinge the nerve root. Highly acidic foods such as soda pop, coffee, or orange juice create an acidic state in the body contributing to the tightening up of muscles.

ETPS starts by deregulating the autonomic nervous system in order to calm the client. Next, the therapist manually realigns the body, and then inspects for paraspinal tissue changes associated with nerve root impingement. Dermatomes, meridians, trigger, motor, and acupressure points relating to the client’s injury / pain are then integrated into step-by-step protocols in order to determine and eliminate root causes of the client’s pain condition. All without drugs, side effects or messy pads or gels. 

EPTS Therapy has proven effective for:

Anxiety and stress, allergies, asthma, worry, grief, depression, lethargy, arthritis, ankle sprain and strain, abdominal and pelvic pain, back and neck pain, hip and leg pain, edema, whiplash, TMJ, fibromyalgia, neuropathies, migraines, headaches, digestive disorders, obesity, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, post operative radiculopathy, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and shoulder pain, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, runner’s knee, impotence, insomnia, menstrual cramps, menopause, frigidity, sexual disorders, impotence, hyperactivity, multiple sclerosis, renal disorders, sciatica, shin splints, shingles, sinus and thyroid problems, smoking, snoring,    and many other neuromyofascial pain syndromes.



World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed a series of disorders for which Acutherapy has proven effective throughout the world. 

Neurological and                                            Respiratory Tract
OrthopedicDisorders                                     Acute sinusitis
Headaches                                                        Acute rhinitis
Migraines                                                           Common cold
Trigeminal Neuralgia                                       Acute tonsillitis
Bell’s Palsy (Facial paralysis)
Paralysis after apoplectic fit
Peripheral neuropathy                                    Bronchopulmonary Disorders
Polio Paralysis                                                   Acute bronchitis
Meniere’s Syndrome                                        Bronchial asthma
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis)
Intercostal neuralgia
Periarthritis numeroscapularis                       Disorders of the Eye
Tennis elbow                                                      Acute conjunctivitis                                                                                           Sciatica                                                                Central retinitis                                                                                                        Back pain                                                            Myopia in children                                                                                  Rheumatoidarthritis                                         Cataract (without complications)  

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Spasm of esophagus an                                  Disorders of the Mouth Cavity                                                                       Hiccups                                                               Gastroptosis                                                                                                                    Acute and chronic gastritis                             Toothache                                                                                                               Gastric hyperacidity                                         Gingivitis                                                                                                                      Chronic duodenal ulcer                                   Pain after tooth extraction                                                                                                                                                                         Acute and chronic pharyngitis                                                                              Acute and chronic colitis                                                                                                                                                                   Acute bacterial dysentery                                                                                                                                                     Constipation                                                                                                                                                                                  Diarrhea                                                                                                                                                                                              Paralytic ileus