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What is electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that pairs of acupuncture needles are attached to a electro-acupuncture stimulator, which generates electric pulses. It has been used for a wide array of conditions, especially for musculo-skeleton conditions. It usually has good result for pain relieving.

Electroacupuncture and traditional acupuncture – the difference

Both uses the same points as traditional acupuncture.

Electroacupuncture use electric current to stimulate the acupuncture points. While traditional acupuncture don’t use electricity current, but only with traditional acupuncture techniques. It manually stimulate the needles and promote Qi (vital energy).

Generally two needles are selected to connect to the stimulator. A few pairs of points can be stimulated at the same time. After you get the “De Qi”(de Chi, means “get or feel the energy”) sensation, your acupuncturist will turn on the electro-stimulator.

You may feel the electric pulse. Based on what condition you have, we can help adjust the frequency and intensity of the electroacupuncture stimulator.

Electroacupuncture is usually used to stimulate muscle and nerve, aiming to promote circulation, reduce inflammation. It has been used to accelerate the recovery of injured muscles, or damaged nerves such as bell’s palsy.

Benefits of electroacupuncture

A various of conditions may be benefit with electro-acupuncture. Such as:

Pain management

Headache, neck shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatica nerve pain, etc.

There are evidences indicate that electro-acupuncture stimulates the body to generate endorphin, which help relieving the pain and relaxing the body. The pulse on the muscles also stimulates the local area. It is believed to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.

Reduce the severity of arthritis

Relieve varies stress related symptoms

Managing symptoms such as muscular tension often associated with asthma


Does electroacupuncture hurt?

Same as traditional acupuncture, you may feel the “De Qi” sensation (reported as pressure, slightly tingling sensation). Once the electric stimulator has been turned on, you may just feel the pulse without pain from the needle.

Is electroacupuncture safe?

Same as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture has little risk. Occasionally bleeding bruising or soreness may occur at the insertion sites. However, with a good acupuncturist, the risk can be reduced to minimal and usually no damage to your body.

Safety if the first priority at Almond Wellness Centre. All of our acupuncturists are well trained fully qualified and experienced practitioners.

Is electroacupuncture safe during pregnancy?
The electrical signal from electroacupuncture has analgesic effect. It disrupts pain signals and stops them reaching your brain. Electroacupuncture is safe if you are pregnant. It is safe to your unborn baby too.
How many voltage is electroacupuncture?

The voltage we use at our clinics is 9 volts maximum.

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