Acupuncture with Electrical Stimulation, E-Stim, sends a small electric current into the acupuncture needle. It is similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points and meridians are stimulated, but adding electrical current makes the needle stimulation more effective. There are plenty of recent studies showing the efficacy of acupuncture with electrodes.
Have you tried various therapies that don't work or only provide temporary relief? Many times this comes from neuromuscular inhibition. Electro-acupuncture is extemely effective on inhibited nerves and muscles. Neuromuscular Inhibition causes a lack of support and stability. When inhibition is corrected, treatments become effective.
There is evidence that electrical stimulation of acupuncture points activates the endorphin system, which could lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease. Electrostimulation has also been used as anesthesia and as pain relief for muscle spasms.
Electro-acupuncture was used on patients with hip osteoarthritis. They had electro-acupuncture or took a prescription pain reliever/anti-inflammatory. There was significantly more improvement in joint pain, function and range of motion among electro-acupuncture recipients than among medication recipients.
Acupuncture with E-stim reduces post-surgical pain. The day before heart surgery, patients received either electro-acupuncture or a sham treatment… after surgery, the electro-acupuncture group reported significantly lower pain intensity and required less pain medication than the other group.
Acupuncture with Electrical Stimulation can restore damaged nerves. Patients with peripheral nerve damage and some loss of muscle function had poor prognoses… but after electro-acupuncture, function improved or was recovered completely in the majority of participants.
During the treatment, patients will feel a mild tingling or tapping sensation and sometimes no sensation at all. The use of acupuncture and electrical stimulation devices should not be painful and the current can easily be adjusted on the stimulator device if there is any discomfort. There should be no side-effects with acupuncture electro stimulators.