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ETPS/MPS: Endorphins - Nature's Pain Relievers

The human body has a bio-energy flow along 12 main meridians, being related to specific organs and systems. Research can well document classical acupuncture points on these meridians have a close nerve correlation in the body. It is also well known that acupuncture, trigger, and motor points display a lower electrical resistance in relation to their surrounding skin. Therefore, all these therapeutic points may be electrically detected on the skin's surface with a great deal of accuracy using electrical point finders such as ETPS that measure variances in skin resistance. Etps is now called MPS (Micro-Current Point Stimulation).

When one examines the acupuncture "channels" or "meridians" and compares them to nerve pathways - called dermatomes - there is obviously a very high correlation. Close examination of an acupuncture chart also shows channels starting from the neck and lower back and traveling down the arms and legs. This is quite an astounding comparison since nerves were not formally "discovered" or traced until thousands of years after acupuncture meridians had been used. In the mid 1970s, it was scientifically discovered that naturally occurring pain relieving opiates, called endorphins, could be released with acupuncture needling and electro-acupuncture stimulation of specific low frequency. These natural pain relievers circulate and assist in relieving pain and speeding up the healing process.

Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation, a non-invasive therapy that applies concentrated, low frequency, DC stimulation to special combinations of acupuncture points, triggers points, and contracted motor bands. By integrating Eastern and Western approaches, and applying this specialized form of acupuncture stimulation, you get a really nice approach to pain management that helps a lot of people find relief.

ETPS/MPS has been a remarkable success in helping relieve 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 clients require 2-10 treatments for lasting results, with some chronic clients requiring ongoing treatments in the home setting. ETPSSM can be individualized to any client's needs and applied non-invasively in almost any setting, indoor or out, usually within 5-15 minutes. ETPSSM stimulation is significantly effective. Pamela Alboher-Ray is certified by the State of Indiana in Massage Therapy, and has trained with ETPS since 2005. She has attended 7 trainings 3 of which were with the founder of ETPS, Bruce Hocking, Doctor of Acupuncture, MDMA, who has won international awards with his expertise with acupuncture. A body of research indicates that micro-currents can help "switch on" or accelerate cellular healing mechanisms. Micro-current therapy, especially through point-specific probe treatments, has an effect similar to acupuncture.

Dr. Pamela’s Body Work Sessions can incorporate energy body work, ETPS, Reflexology, Thai Medical Massage, Energy Body Work, and Aromatherapy. Many people report feeling good and reduced pain at the end of their session and the activation of energy circuits keeps on working long after the session is completed.

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Pamela Alboher-Ray, Ph.D.
Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Massage Therapist