Electro-Acupuncture at MClinic

As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to an electric device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. Frequency and intensity of the impulse is adjusted on the device, depending on the condition being treated. Electro-acupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. The electro current stimulates the points, similar to hand manipulation of the needles, making it especially helpful for treatment of pain. Electro acupuncture has been effectively used as anesthesia in many types of surgeries to prevent the pain. Other uses of this therapy may include treatment of nausea and vomiting, nerve injury and neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Patients receiving this treatment may feel a slight tingling sensation, but should not have pain from the technique. The sensation may remain local or move along the channel. The muscle tissue beneath the needles may twitch with the current, causing a strange sensation. This is considered to be a desirable effect. This type of acupuncture is not suitable for all patients. Inform your practitioner if you have a history of heart disease, seizures, epilepsy, bleeding disorders, pacemakers or other metal in the body.