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Electro-acupuncture in Edmonton

electroacupuncture on thumbWhether you’re struggling with pain, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, or other health challenges, electro-acupuncture (EA) may benefit you. EA is a variation of traditional acupuncture, a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While classic acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, electro-acupuncture enhances this process by adding a mild electrical current, potentially heightening the therapeutic effects.

What to Expect

During a session, our licensed acupuncturist Dr. Zakia Akodadi places sterile, ultra-fine needles at specific acupoints linked to the body’s energy pathways or meridians. The needles are then connected to an electro-acupuncture machine that emits a low-frequency electrical current. This current, which can be adjusted for comfort, typically feels like a gentle tingling or buzzing sensation.

Potential Health Benefits

Highly versatile, electro-acupuncture can address a broad array of conditions and issues:

  • Pain Relief: EA is notably effective for chronic pain issues, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches, likely due to its ability to trigger endorphin release, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Musculoskeletal Health: This technique can enhance muscle function and alleviate inflammation, benefiting conditions like arthritis and sports injuries.
  • Nausea Control: EA has proven highly helpful in reducing nausea and vomiting, especially post-surgery or pregnancy, when applied under professional guidance.
  • Beyond Pain: Ongoing research explores EA’s benefits for anxiety, insomnia, and allergies, broadening its potential applications.

Is Electro-Acupuncture Suitable for You?

It’s important to recognize that while it has many benefits, EA isn’t for everyone. Those with pacemakers, pregnant women in their first trimester, and individuals with certain medical conditions should seek medical advice before considering this treatment.

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Meet Dr. Zakia Akodadi

Dr. Zakia, a Moroccan native with a medical degree from Hassan II University, served as a doctor and health center head in Morocco until 2015, focusing on various medical services, including pregnancy and childbirth care.

After moving to Canada in 2014, she broadened her skills by studying acupuncture and Chinese medicine at MacEwan University, graduating in 2020. Dr. Zakia now practices a fusion of Western and Eastern medicine, utilizing techniques like electro-acupuncture, cupping, and more.

Book a Consultation

Interested in electro-acupuncture to help manage pain or address other health issues? Contact Oxford Wellness Clinic today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zakia.


Electro-acupuncture Edmonton, North Edmonton AB | (780) 758-8323