Electro-Acupuncture was developed in the 1930’ in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles. The procedure of Electro-Acupuncture usually involves the needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the energy flow through these points. The procedure is very
soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming sensation of the needle.
While Electro-Acupuncture may be used as a component of almost all acupuncture treatments, it has garnered especially good results regarding the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, and paralysis. The duration of a standard treatment with Electro-Acupuncture is usually 20-30 minutes.