This is a therapeutic technique, in which an electric current is applied to the needle which is inserted into the acupuncture point to strengthen the stimulation on the points. Comparing to traditional hand manipulation, Electro Acupuncture has many advantages such as quantity and quality controlled stimulation; constant and comfortable sensation; time and manpower saving, etc. So many patients prefer electrical stimulation to hand manipulation on needles.
Electro Acupuncture can be used for most clinical diseases especially chronic pain and neurological problems with long standing symptoms. The only exception is that Electro acupuncture is not applicable for patients with pace makers.