Electronic Acupuncture: To Treat Pain And Stress

By Patricia | November 10, 2008
Electronic Acupuncture: To Treat Pain And Stress

The practice of acupuncture originated in ancient China over 2000 years ago. It has since been an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has also become a popular complementary therapy in modern day medicine.

Acupuncture follows the ancient Chinese belief that the human body is a pathway of energy. In a state of perfect balance this energy is free flowing, which ensures that the body is in perfect health. When this balance is disturbed, the vital flow of energy in the body gets blocked. Acupuncture helps to release the blockage and restore the normal flow of energy throughout the body.

The technique basically involves piercing the skin with very thin needles of various lengths at different points along the body. These points lie along the energy pathways of the body and are more commonly referred to as meridians; meridians correspond to major organs and organ groups in the body. When pressure is applied (using the needles) along these points, it stimulates the universal healing energy, known as chi, and restores the body’s balance.

What is Electronic Acupuncture

Electronic acupuncture is a variation of the traditional form of acupuncture, wherein the treatment includes a tiny electronic pulse to the procedure. The electric pulse stimulates the nervous system and unlocks the flow of energy in the body.

A small probe replaces the use of needles in this form of acupuncture. As the probe runs along the skin over the specific acupuncture points on the body, it discharges controlled electrical pulses. These are then transmitted through the skin and into the body to boost the nervous system.


Electronic acupuncture is most commonly used to alleviate and treat pain and stress related disorders.The benefits of electronic acupuncture is effective in treating chronic backaches, headaches, migraines, sinus infections, fatigue, etc.

As compared to its traditional counterpart, electronic acupuncture is said to be simpler, faster and more effective; it does away with the rigor of inserting and manipulating tiny needles along the body. It is more accurate and is a non-invasive procedure.

Electronic acupuncture offers a simple, gentle and natural treatment option. It does not bring with it the risk of side effects or the threat of addiction (brought on by intake of pharmaceutical medication). In case of chronic illness, it helps control pain effectively and improves quality of life. However it is essential that you seek out a trained and certified acupuncturist while undertaking this form of treatment.

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