Instagram: Self treat muscle spasms with a TENS or e-stim machine at home.
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There’s nothing I do when I’m treating my patients that I haven’t experienced or experimented with on myself. This is an estim machine. Many folks have experienced estim at physical therapy with a what they call a TENS machine. TENS and estim machines send a micro pulse into the muscles that causes a twitch response that contracts and relaxes the muscles. Getting overly tense muscles to twitch repeatedly over a period of 10-30min exhausts the fibers and restores the muscle to a relaxed position allowing the body to begin to heal and learn new softer holding patterns vs. the original tense posture. In acupuncture sometimes we use the Estim machine with TENS pads and other times we hook it up to acupuncture needles in order to affect a deeper set of muscles or specific muscle fibers. This is me treating my neck and shoulder after misbegotten attempt to grab toilet paper from behind me gave me a gnarly muscle spasm. 😬 Glad I had my estim and TENS pads at home (you can buy one on amazon) 🙌🏾Sometimes healers need healing too! ✌🏾#bodymechanics #neckpain #neckpainrelief #triggerpoint #tensunit #estim #acupunctureworks #painrelief #selfcare #musclespasms #musclespasmssuck #healersneedhealingtoo