Electro-acupuncture has a lot in common with traditional acupuncture, because the treatment is being stimulated in the same spots with needles. These are then placed on specific points of the meridians and then connected through small clips with electric connectors that continuously send electric pulses through the needles.
The intensity and the frequency of these pulses depends on the symptoms to be treated. However, one and the same point will hardly ever by stimulated longer than 30 min. The patient can indicate himself or herself which intensity would suit him/her best and when he/she wishes to stop the stimulation.
This treatment usually takes approximately 60 min. Keep in mind that there is a required period of rest (36 to 48 h) after the treatment.
The stimulation with electrical pulses is often applied for:
- pain treatment
- sports injury
- orthopedic symptoms
- frozen shoulder
- low back pain
- tennis/ golfer’s elbow
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