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Low Frequency Pulse electrical acupuncture Therapy——A New Approach to Postpartum Rehabilitation Treatment

After childbirth, a new mother's physiological functions and hormone levels undergo certain changes. Without proper postpartum recovery, a series of minor health issues may arise. Using gentle low-frequency pulse electrical acupuncture stimulation to promote the recovery of relevant neural functions, muscle strength, enhance local blood and lymph circulation, stimulate lactation, increase pain threshold, improve tissue nutrition, boost immune system, and enhance intestinal motility can achieve therapeutic effects.

Low-frequency pulse electroacupuncture therapy, as the name suggests, involves applying low-frequency electrical currents and pulses through acupuncture needles to stimulate specific areas of the human body. This therapy is used to modulate the internal environment of the body, eliciting certain physiological responses that effectively promote blood circulation, stimulate neural and muscular tissues, and enhance tissue vitality. It is a valuable treatment approach for postpartum rehabilitation.

The efficacy of postpartum low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation can include the following aspects:

  1. Promotion of Post-Cesarean Uterine Involution: With the rising rate of cesarean sections, coupled with the disruption of uterine muscle fiber structures and incision pain, postpartum uterine involution is often compromised due to reduced maternal mobility and the inability to receive routine massages. Low-frequency pulse electrical acupuncture stimulation involves the use of low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation to facilitate proper uterine contractions, enhance uterine blood circulation, and effectively aid in the repair of uterine endometrium after surgery, yielding significant therapeutic effects.

  2. Postpartum Lactation Enhancement: Low-frequency pulse electrical acupuncture therapy devices transmit continuously changing spiral magnetic field waves deep into tissues, providing stimulation up to 5 to 10 times stronger than a baby's suckling. This stimulates the secretion of prolactin and oxytocin from the pituitary gland, resulting in earlier onset and increased volume of milk production. Additionally, it promotes the contraction of muscle cells around mammary gland alveoli and clears mammary ducts, enhancing venous blood and lymphatic return and alleviating congestion and local swelling, thus preventing postpartum milk stasis.

  3. Facilitating Postpartum Pelvic Floor Function Recovery: Mechanical stretching during pregnancy and childbirth can directly damage pelvic floor muscles, fascia, and associated tissues, often accompanied by partial muscle fiber rupture. The promotion of postpartum pelvic floor tissue and organ function recovery is directly related to a woman's lifelong health and well-being. For postpartum patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, personalized treatment using low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation in combination with biofeedback and home rehabilitation equipment achieved an overall effective rate of 94.44% for mild cases, 87.50% for moderate cases, and 75.00% for severe cases, with no significant complications. This demonstrates that low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation combined with biofeedback and home rehabilitation equipment is effective for mild to moderate pelvic floor dysfunction patients and can relieve or even improve symptoms in severe cases.

  4. Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence in perimenopausal women and postpartum mothers. It can have a significant impact on women's physical and mental health and quality of life. Stress urinary incontinence is believed to be related to menopause and childbirth, with vaginal childbirth leading to pelvic floor traumatic changes, especially damage to pelvic floor nerve integrity being the primary cause of onset. Electrical acupuncture stimulation using vaginal probe electrodes to stimulate pelvic floor muscle nerves can improve pelvic floor muscle elasticity and strength, reflexively inhibit bladder excitability, and effectively control and improve urinary incontinence.

  5. Reduced Menstrual Flow After Miscarriage: Traditional treatments for reduced menstrual flow after miscarriage primarily involve anti-inflammatory drugs and uterine contraction promotion. However, these treatments can lead to infertility rates exceeding 30%. The most direct cause of infertility is infection and endometrial damage after miscarriage, resulting in thin endometrium and decreased menstrual flow. Low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation can improve uterine blood flow, increase endometrial thickness, and thereby increase menstrual flow, reducing the occurrence of infertility.

  6. Diastasis Recti: During pregnancy, as the baby grows in the mother's uterus, abdominal wall pressure gradually increases. The linea alba is stretched and weakened, resulting in laxity of the rectus abdominis muscles and an increase in the distance between them, leading to diastasis recti. In addition to exercise therapy, electrical acupuncture stimulation is a commonly used clinical treatment method due to its simplicity and effectiveness, high patient compliance. Electrical acupuncture stimulation passively contracts abdominal muscles, strengthens the abdominal muscle group, and can also restore spinal physiological curvature and alter pelvic tilt. Electrical acupuncture stimulation can also accelerate blood circulation, stimulate the production of new collagen, relieving back muscle relaxation and providing pain relief.

  7. Primary Dysmenorrhea: Research has found that electrical acupuncture stimulation therapy can be used to treat primary dysmenorrhea patients. Local low-frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation treatment at the painful site can inhibit prostaglandin secretion, counteract the effects of prostaglandins, raise pain thresholds, improve pelvic muscle spasms and pelvic congestion, promote lower limb blood circulation, and effectively alleviate the pain symptoms of dysmenorrhea, providing varying degrees of relief for patients.

  8. Postpartum Back Pain: Due to the effects of pregnancy hormones and increased abdominal pressure, the lumbar vertebrae become less stable. The surrounding muscles involved in lumbar vertebral movement also become abnormally fatigued during the extended gestation period. Additionally, lack of exercise or improper childcare posture leads to postpartum back pain in over half of postpartum mothers. Postpartum back pain can be alleviated through traditional therapies such as massage and heat compresses on the spine and surrounding muscles, as well as yoga and fitness. However, one of the most effective treatments is electrical acupuncture stimulation.

  9. Enhancing Bowel Motility: Postpartum low-frequency electrical stimulation can assist in promoting bowel motility, alleviating issues such as constipation and other gastrointestinal problems.

If you and your family are experiencing the joy of a newborn but also struggling with the discomforts of postpartum issues mentioned above, please give us a call. Low frequency electrical acupuncture stimulation is your best choice for postpartum recovery.

Balance Art Acupuncture


301 Maple Ave W Ste 210

Vienna, VA 22180

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