What is Electro Acupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is like acupuncture that is a widely used form of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture contains usage of thin needles to stimulate pressure points related to unwanted symptoms.
In standard acupuncture, only one needle is used for every treatment point. Electroacupuncture is an altered form in which two needles are used.
During the treatment, low electric current passes between these two needles. This flow generally applies more stimulation than curling needles on acupuncture points or the other hand manipulation technics that can be used by an acupuncture specialist.
Why Is It Used?
People use acupuncture to get rid of various symptoms and health problems including these following ones:
Electroacupuncture is to help the potential healing effects of standard acupuncture increase. Electroacupuncture machines have regulatable current and voltage regulator. Even if the acupuncture specialist regulates the frequency of the current and voltage during the treatment, low voltage and frequencies will be used in the beginning.
Electric current vibrates and switches between two needles. A typical session might last about 10-20 mins., i.e. less than an average acupuncture session.
Is Electroacupuncture Painful?
Electric current used in the electroacupuncture does not directly affect you. You might feel some tingling or vibration, but you shouldn’t feel any pain during the treatment. Most people state that they don’t feel the pain even when the needles being applied.
Is Electroacupuncture Risky?
Electroacupuncture is usually very safe when it is applied by a specialist. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before trying a new treatment, especially if you have any health problems. Acupuncture is an application that has been successfully used for thousands of years, well-studied and proven.
What Is Laser Acupuncture?
Laser acupuncture is usage of non-thermal, low-density laser radiation to stimulate acupuncture points. It has recently become more popular among acupuncture practitioners. With its minimum side effects and more versatility, it is introduced as being a safer and more painless alternative comparing to traditional acupunctures. Laser acupuncture, which is a treatment method including minimal sense, has many features that make it an efficient option; short treatment duration; and minimal infection, it is preferred for having considerably low risks of trauma and bleeding complications.
The best advantage of laser acupuncture is that it is totally painless. Most of the patients don’t feel anything while having laser acupuncture. There is no risk of infection.
Laser acupuncture is effective as it allows you to cure the points that cannot be cure in any other ways due to the patient’s age, sensitivity or fear.
Obesity Treatment and Weight-Loss
It is widely known that acupuncture is effective in obesity treatment. The results are obtained by applying a prescription of protocol body acupuncture point without any diet or work-out. In a 5-week of clinical study, the patients, who received acupuncture, lost average of 2.9 kgs and the average decrease in BMI (body mass index) was 1.43. Laboratory findings including serum insulin, leptin, ghrelin and cholecystokinin levels are consistant with the results. Controlled studies show that real acupuncture gets clinical results.
Laboratory data supports the results of researchers in this controlled clinic study. After 5-week of acupuncture treatment, average serum insulin and leptin levels decrease respectively. Depending on the evidences, hospital researchers obtained positive results in acupuncture treatment for obesity patients.
Besides, they provide evidence on regulating biochemical molecules such as primarily adipokinine, i.e. leptin and adiponectin. Even though well-designed and controlled studies are required, this data contributes to gain information about the mechanisms of acupunctures influencing the obesity treatment.