Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago, and in recent times has been influenced by the Europeans and Americans.  The Massage Place uses a new technique called Electrotherapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS) in which no needles are used.  Local points are briefly stimulated with an electrical stimulator in certain patterns to influence certain nerves or stimulate points that influence the autonomic nervous system.  Very effective in reducing pain in muscles, treating trigger points, and improving the function of inhibited muscles.  ETPSSM Therapy is an integrative therapy combining acupuncture, trigger point, myofascial release, osteopathic, segmental/dermal, neural and structural realignment therapies. Stimulation is applied to treatment points relating to different therapies or systems involved with nerve impingement. Patient assessments performed after treating each system can determine the extent of therapeutic involvement. With this approach, the assessment and treatment of root causes of soft tissue pain can be completed with a high degree of accuracy within minutes.

ETPSSM Therapy can provide fast, predictable responses, often within minutes of application. ETPSSM not only provides pain relief, but improves ROM and releases fascia in a fraction of the time it takes manual therapies. Save your body, relieve your own pain and provide incredible responses for your clients.

For example, it can be very effective in treating chronic tightness and pain in the neck muscles, or low back pain, as part of an overall treatment plan. electrotherapeutic point stimulation can work in a variety of ways. It has been shown to cause the release of our body’s own natural opiates or morphine-like substances. It can modulate the nervous system and thereby reduce pain. can be used to treat a variety of conditions. uses it mainly to treat acute and chronic pain problems in conjunction with other therapies such as exercises or manipulation. It can be used to treat back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndromes or RSD, persistent post-operative pain such as arm or hand pain following surgery, pain from an acute injury such as a fall or car accident, menstrual cramps, and many other pain problems.

ETPSSM has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach, that complete or substantial relief from pain may often occur in the first or second treatment. Most patients require 2-10 treatments for permanent results, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing treatments in the home setting. ETPSSM can be individualized to any patient’s needs and applied non-invasively in almost any setting, indoor or out, usually within 5-15 minutes. ETPSSM stimulation is significantly more effective than any other therapies offered on the marketplace, decreasing recovery time by over 80%.

ETPSSM protocols bridge many different treatment philosophies to provide therapeutic responses where other modalities fail to achieve successful results. Because it is effective in the diagnosis of root causes of pain, ETPSSM therapy can serve as an invaluable tool to all health professionals in their efforts to substantiate current treatment and as an integrative tool for current protocols.

ETPSSM Therapy is so successful in managing pain, that for its development, Bruce Hocking was nominated “Physician of the Year” by the World Congress of Acupuncture, in Asia, 2001.

ETPSSM Therapy is now being recognized throughout the medical field, as suggested by the inclusion into the American Academy of Pain Management’s 6th Edition of Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Physicians, published in December, 2001.


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