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What is electroacupuncture?

Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine
Electroacupuncture is acupuncture with the addition of a mild electrical current attached to the end of the acupuncture needle. Watch Chinese medicine expert, Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac. & PhD, discuss the conditions electroacupuncture is most helpful for. 
Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Electroacupuncture (EA) was developed around the mid-1900s and has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments.

EA uses the same points as acupuncture and operates on a similar principle. The difference is that the needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire systems. While most electrotherapy techniques are transcutaneous, only allowing the electricity to flow over the skin, EA channels it into the body with pinpoint precision.

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