What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture (also referred to as electrostimulation) is most often used for musculoskeletal pain and paralysis, and there is evidence that electroacupuncture is also effective in treating moderate post-chemotherapy vomiting.

Electroacupuncture (also referred to as electrostimulation) is most often used for musculoskeletal pain and paralysis, and there is evidence that electroacupuncture is also effective in treating moderate post-chemotherapy vomiting. Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. Tiny electrodes are attached to acupuncture needles which are also attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses into the muscle and acupoint. Think of it as TENS treatment, combined with acupuncture. It is not painful or uncomfortable. Electroacupuncture uses pairs of needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other, and between the two acupoints. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously.