Electroacupuncture is a modified way of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. According to some acupuncturists, this practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain. Using a gentle electrical current in conjunction with, acupuncture needles, is an alternative way to stimulate the point and enhance the qi. When these points are ‘activated’ or stimulated by touch, specific complaints of chronic pain or illnesses can be alleviated. A standard treatment session usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
The Advantages of Electro-Acupuncture
The procedure for electro-acupuncture usually involves the needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle electrical vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment. The electrode substitutes the practitioner’s hand maneuvering of the needle to activate the acupuncture point. This avoids any tiring of the practitioner, and ensures that the patient receives the proper amount of stimulation needed. Also, electro-acupuncture treatments are often shorter than regular acupuncture treatments due to the continued, and often stronger stimulus. A unique advantage of electro-acupuncture is its ability to simulate an area larger than the needle itself. This advantage reduces the need for a precise insertion of needles as well. Using the same points as traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture is a convenient stimulation technique that can be used for a variety of treatments. In cases of stubborn neurological disorders and chronic pain, electro-acupuncture can be the best option for point stimulation and effective treatments.
Electro-acupuncture has shown good results in treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, paralysis, sports injuries. When combined with tactile therapies, electro-acupuncture has been proven to promote the flow of qi and blood, relieve pain, warm the muscles and improves blood circulation.
Caution: Electro-acupuncture should not be used for patients who experience seizures, epilepsy, during pregnancy, and patients using pacemaker.
To find out great benefits of Electric Acupuncture call Dr Kusum Lata at AcuAyur Holistic Health Centre on 0398038718 or 0414822244 or write an email.