Acupuncture is a widely known treatment that involves inserting needles into specific locations of the body to relieve pain. Originating over 2,500 years ago in China, acupuncture is much more than a pain-relieving practice. Traditionally, acupuncture helps to improve the flow of energy (known as chi or qi) throughout the body. There is no scientific evidence of this, but many people experience pain relief after restoring they internal energy flow.
Most people are afraid to try acupuncture because they have a fear of needles. Treatment sessions can also be expensive if you seek out skilled and reputable acupuncturists. Luckily, you don’t have to make an appointment or pay a lot of money anymore because there is a personal tool that can give you the benefits of acupuncture. Let us introduce you to the electric acupuncture pen.
What Is Electro-Acupuncture?
Using electrical pulses to stimulate acupuncture points, the electric acupuncture pen is a modern day fusion of traditional acupuncture and biotechnology. Electro-acupuncture is a new practice that has risen to popularity, due to its ability to stimulate nerves and muscles in a larger area than traditional needles. The current is typically 40-80 volts and you have the option to set the voltage to your tolerability. A personal treatment can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
The electrode on the end of the electric acupuncture pen provides a gentle vibration. You have to use it in the traditional acupuncture points in order for electro-acupuncture to be beneficial. Studies have shown that people with neurological disorders benefit from electrical impulses and acupuncture point stimulation. Additionally, electro-acupuncture helps to improve blood circulation and warm up muscles. See (below) why the electric acupuncture pen is a great tool to have.
The great thing about the electric acupuncture pen is that you can have acupuncture sessions wherever you go. Many people require regular acupuncture visits to avoid pain. If you are traveling around for a week or more, you no longer have to worry about missing an acupuncture session. Apply the pen to the necessary points and experience sweet relief. No needles necessary!
Understanding Where Pain Originates:
It is recommended to visit an acupuncturist so that he or she can explain where pressure needed. The acupuncturist can use the tool to show you exactly where the pain is coming from and the necessary points you need to address to relieve pain on your own. It is important to remember that many points are associated with various muscles, organs, and systems, so don’t just press the pen around the painful area.
No Side Effects:
Well, the only side effect would be flinching too much if the voltage were too high for your pain tolerance. The acupuncture pen is a convenient, effective, and safe option for those with chronic pain. Taking painkillers or other medications to address the pain does not actually treat the problem, they can harm the digestive system, and they impair your motor skills. The acupuncture pen, on the other hand, helps to fully address the problem, increase circulation to the affected area, and improve overall energy flow.