Electro-acupuncture is a relatively modern treatment in which electricity is streamed from one needle to another in a constant, rhythmic flow. A machine specifically made to be hooked up to acupuncture needles is what makes this possible. This treatment is often thought of as a stronger method compared to regular acupuncture because the points are continuously stimulated throughout your appointment. The electrical impulses can be set at a high frequency for spastic muscles, or a low frequency for areas of emaciation or nerve impairment. This treatment has been widely studied and shown to cause the body to release opioids, our bodies natural pain killers. The effects can last anywhere from 3-7 days depending on your situation, it is a great therapy for pain relief!
A review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials of acupuncture published by The World Health Organization lists all conditions that acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for. You can view that document
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empirical data with modern research findings.