Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that has recently come into use. Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment.
As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. One advantage of electroacupuncture is that a practitioner does not have to be as precise with the insertion of needles. This is because the current delivered through the needle stimulates a larger area than the needle itself. Another advantage is that electroacupuncture can be employed without using needles. Electroacupuncture should not be used on patients who have a history of seizures, epilepsy, heart disease or strokes, or on patients with pacemakers. It should also not be performed on a patient's head or throat, or directly over the heart
Electroacupuncture can be used in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and conditions including
- Neurological disorders
- Skin conditions such as acne
- And lower blood pressure
For more information about electroacupuncture contact Bioenergetic Natural Medicine Clinic in Scarborough, Ontario