What is Electro-Acupuncture?
Electro-Acupuncture, the process in which an electrical current is applied to the needles once they are inserted, may be used to further stimulate the respective acupuncture points and often can be used to replace manipulation of needles. Electro-acupuncture has been found to be especially effective in treating neuromuscular disorders.
A standard treatment session usually lasts between 10 to 30 minutes and rarely exceeds an hour.
The Benefits of Electro-Acupuncture
While electro-acupuncture may be used as a component of almost all acupuncture treatments, it is has garnered especially good results regarding the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, and paralysis. Also, holistic sports medicine commonly uses electro-acupuncture for injuries. When combined with acupressure (the stimulation of acupuncture points with the use of the practitioner’s hands and gentle massage, instead of needles), electro-acupuncture has been proven to promote the flow of Qi and Blood, relieve pain, and warm the muscles, removing blood stasis (a blockage, or poor circulation).