Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that involves the use of electrical stimulation to enhance the effects of traditional acupuncture. With electroacupuncture, a small electric current is applied to the acupuncture needles, which are inserted into specific points on the body. The current is delivered through a device that is connected to the needles and controlled by the acupuncturist.
Electroacupuncture is based on the same principles as traditional acupuncture, which is an ancient Chinese medical practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) and promote healing. The electrical stimulation used in electroacupuncture enhances the flow of Qi and promote the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins.
Electroacupuncture is often used to treat a wide range of health conditions including:
- Labour induction
- Chronic pain
- Neurological disorders
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Stiffness and tightness of shoulders and lower back
- Circulation improvement
- Bell’s Palsy
- Inflammation reduction
- Promotes endorphins release