All You Need to Know About Electroacupuncture
What is electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that involves a small electric current that passes between pairs of acupuncture needles.
It is known to intensify the benefits of regular acupuncture and can help treat pain and restore health.
There is no pain involved in an electroacupuncture treatment. The electric current is only enough stimulation for the patient to feel a slight pulsating sensation.
And, the acupuncture needles used are incredibly thin so they cause little to no discomfort.
How does electroacupuncture work?
When it comes to traditional acupuncture, there are two theories:
● Contemporary research maintains that each needle produces a very small injury at the
insertion site. This causes the body to recruit healing mechanisms to the area.
● Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that the human body has pathways
through which energy, or Qi (“chee”), flows. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, illness occurs. By applying acupuncture to certain points, Qi can flow smoothly again and health will improve. Practitioners can use electroacupuncture to increase the potential healing effects of standard acupuncture.
Two needles are placed around an acupoint and connected to electrodes. These electrodes provide a gentle vibration that stimulates the flow of Qi.
Why do people use electroacupuncture?
People seek electroacupuncture to treat a variety of symptoms, including:
● chronic pain
● neurological disorders
● muscle spasms
● sports injuries
A unique advantage of electroacupuncture is its ability to stimulate an area larger than the needle itself and Also, electroacupuncture treatments are often shorter than regular acupuncture treatments because it involves a stronger, continuous stimulus.
Are there any risks involved in electroacupuncture?
You can rest assured that electroacupuncture is a safe treatment performed by trained professionals. However, patients should not seek electroacupuncture if they:
● are pregnant
● have a pacemaker
● have epilepsy
● have heart disease
● have had a stroke
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