Electro Acupuncture

It’s hard to imagine anybody today that has not at least heard of acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture is an ancient alternative medicine methodology originating from China but widely used around the world today for the treatment of a wide range of conditions and/or symptoms from pain to nausea. On the other hand, electro acupuncture is a relatively modern technique. Electro Acupuncture vs. Traditional Acupuncture

In fact, electro acupuncture and traditional acupuncture are quite similar as the goal is to stimulate the same points of the body during treatment. However, with standard acupuncture, needles are inserted into specific body points in an effort to relieve symptoms. Alternatively, electro acupuncturists take one further step by attaching these needles to a device that generates a mild but continuous electric pulse. The frequency and intensity of the electric pulse can be adjusted depending on the condition being treated.

Advantages of Electro Acupuncture
The main advantage of electro acupuncture is that the insertion of the needles does not need to be as precise as with traditional acupuncture. The current delivered through the needles in electro acupuncture ensures that a larger region is stimulated than is possible with needles alone. In addition, electro acupuncture improves on traditional treatment modalities because it does not actually require needles. Electrodes can be attached to the surface of your skin, at specific body points, so that an electric pulse can be delivered even without needles. This treatment method is especially useful for patients who fear needles, or suffer from a condition that prevents needling.

Electro Acupuncture Treatments
Electro acupuncture can be used to treat a surprising variety of illnesses and ailments. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the human body and overall health is determined by the flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chi’), and when there are impediments or disruptions in the flow of qi, illness results. Electro acupuncture is designed to restore balance to your qi, and it is especially useful for chronic pain syndromes. Indeed, acupuncture can be used as a form of anaesthesia, a pain relief for muscle spasms, and even a treatment for neurological disorders. Even acne, acute nausea, and renal colic may be treated with electro acupuncture.