Electro-acupuncture was developed in China in 1934 as an extension of hand-manipulated acupuncture. In this procedure, the practitioner utilizes acupuncture needles connected to an electrode, which provides constant stimuli to the acupoints.
The end result is a stronger and more effective treatment, decreasing both treatment and recovery time. This therapy is used to increase effectiveness of acupuncture in treating internal imbalances as well as musculoskeletal pain and injury.
Benefits of electro-acupuncture include:
- Assures that patients gets the proper amount of stimulation.
- Allows stimulation strength to be increased without causing tissue damage.
- Offers more control on the frequency and amount of stimulus being applied.
- Provides a more focused, efficient and effective treatment.