What is electro-acupuncture?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Electro-acupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture, but it utilizes electric stimulation to increase circulation and blood flow even more. Watch as acupuncture expert Daniel Hsu, DAOM, discusses how the treatment works and how it is performed.

Electro-acupuncture uses stimulation of specific trigger points on the body with small electrical impulses (milliamp/microamp) through acupuncture needles or with electro-stim hand-held cutaneous probes. It is different from TENS because it uses a lower voltage cutaneous stimulation.

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