Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Electro-acupuncture is considered to be useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of chi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the chi is difficult to stimulate. Patients may experience a tingling sensation while being treated with electroacupuncture, which is most likely due to the electric current. Electroacupuncture should not be used on patients who have a history of seizures, epilepsy, heart disease or strokes, or on patients with pacemakers.
- Neurological diseases - Chronic pain - Spasms - Paralysis - Injuries - Poor circulation of blood