Traditional Acupuncture VS Electro-Acupuncture
Acupuncture originated in ancient China, around 4500 years ago. It has a long history of success in treating disease, pain, and injury. It enhances your life by strengthening your body, calming your mind, and optimizing your health. Acupuncture also speeds the healing of injuries, illnesses, and even the most stubborn chronic pain. Acupuncture works by stimulating your body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
But what is the electro Acupuncture?
Electro-acupuncture is a type of acupuncture. There is also something called a “needle knife“.
The main differences between acupuncture and electro-acupuncture include the following:
1. Scope of action: The difference between acupuncture and electro-acupuncture usually refers to the difference between ordinary filiform needles and electro-acupuncture. Among them, filiform needles have a very wide range of functions and can act on various acupuncture points of the human body;
2. Main diseases: Electroacupuncture is mainly used for the treatment of nervous system diseases, such as facial paralysis, stroke, etc., which are well-known. The stimulating effect on nervous system diseases is better than that of ordinary filigree needles. For muscle stiffness, tension, muscle soreness and joint pain, the effect of electro-acupuncture is better than that of ordinary acupuncture. These two types of diseases are the main treatment areas of acupuncture, and the frequency of clinical use of electroacupuncture is relatively high. However, for diseases of visceral function, electroacupuncture is relatively rarely used. Because visceral diseases usually require reinforcing and reducing manipulations for treatment, and electroacupuncture is a kind of reducing method, filiform needles are usually used in clinical practice for reinforcing and reducing manipulations.
3. Operation: Traditional acupuncture refers to stimulating the patient’s acupoints and adjusting the manipulation to achieve the purpose of replenishing and reducing the patient; while electro-acupuncture mainly stimulates the acupoints and sends audio pulses to the acupoints through electro-acupuncture. Stimulation, through continuous vibration and gap vibration, achieves the purpose of treatment, without puncturing the skin and without any trauma.
Electro-acupuncture is a useful supplement to acupuncture. As long as the cause can be identified and acupuncture points identified, it can be used even if the physician’s acupuncture strength is not strong. It can reduce the difficulty of the operation and is easy to popularize.
Traditional acupuncture also pays attention to acupuncture strength and manipulation. The so-called acupuncture manipulation is that after the acupuncturist pierces the filiform needles into the patient’s acupoints, the acupuncture manipulations such as twisting, lifting, and tapping are used to make the patient feel deqi. (Deqi is when acupuncture enters the acupoints and stimulates the body’s functional response to treat diseases.