Acupuncture with electricity: What is it and how does it work?

A modern kind of acupuncture is acupuncture with electricity. It makes use of electricity to increase the therapeutic effects of this conventional therapy.

What is acupuncture?

A kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has gained popularity in Western culture because of its numerous positive effects. Acupoints on the body are stimulated by inserting small needles in specific locations. Meridians are the pathways via which energy, or “qi,” travels, and these places located along meridians. With the goal of balancing the body’s energy flow, acupuncture helps patients feel better by reducing their pain and illness.

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Acupuncture is a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture has been the subject of a lot of study on how to manage pain, especially studies that address the pain from osteoarthritis, the neck, back, and knees. The belief that acupuncture may help with weight reduction and other health issues is widespread.

What is acupuncture with electricity stimulation?

Electroacupuncture makes use of the same points with needles as traditional acupuncture. The needles are then outfitted with a tiny electrode. During therapy, a little quantity of electricity passes through the electrode and causes a mild vibration or gentle hum. ‌

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During therapy, a little quantity of electricity passes through the electrode and causes a mild vibration or gentle hum. ‌

The electrode mimics the sensation of your acupuncturist manually stimulating an acupuncture point. By doing this, you may be confident that your whole therapy will include the appropriate level of stimulation. The shorter sessions are also a result of the electrodes’ quicker acupuncture point activation. ‌

Acupuncture with electricity has the advantage of being able to treat bigger parts of your body than conventional acupuncture. Because of this skill, this form of acupuncture is more precise than others.

How does it work?

Each meridian point, or acupuncture point, is inserted with two needles in electroacupuncture, which is followed by a connection to a device that administers a little electric current through the needle. By triggering bioactive substances in your body, electroacupuncture helps to suppress your discomfort. Your pain threshold may become less sensitive as a result of this procedure. Moreover, it has been demonstrated to aid in lowering bodily inflammation. ‌

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Your sympathetic nerve fibers are activated during electroacupuncture. Your body releases endogenous opioids like endorphins by stimulating these fibers, which aid in reducing inflammation. The nerve fibers’ activation may also lessen the sensation of ongoing pain. As a result, it works well as a stress and chronic pain therapy.

What are the benefits of acupuncture with electrical stimulation?

Electroacupuncture has several applications and uses. Some of its uses include the treatment of tinnitus, arthritis, chemotherapy-related nausea, stress, and nausea. 

Comparing electro-acupuncture to acupuncture, it circulates the bloodstream for a longer duration and offers pain relief for a longer amount of time. Cancer patients who experience depression have been helped by the benefits’ ability to lift their mood. Athletes’ weariness may also be lessened with its aid.

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Electroacupuncture has several applications and uses such as: the treatment of tinnitus, arthritis, chemotherapy-related nausea, stress, and nausea. 

According to research, it can aid with constipation as well as intestinal health. It also hastens the healing process. Trigger points can be released when electro-acupuncture is applied. Next, the muscle will twitch and then relax. The results start to show after one to three sessions.

Plantar fasciitis has been treated using electro acupuncture. Using surface electrodes on the bottom of the foot and a combination of needles in the lower thigh. Carpal tunnel syndrome is another condition for which this method is employed.

Acupuncture with electricity can promote ligament health, bone development, capillary production, and nerve regeneration for bone breaks and fractures. It can aid in the speedier healing of the bone and the bone matrix.

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