Electro-acupuncture (E-Stim) is nothing more than the addition of tiny electrodes attached to the needles to mildly stimulate the point, so the signal to the CNS or central nervous system is a bit stronger.
E-Stim as Part of an Overall Wellness Regimen
This treatment is added to an overall wellness regimen when deemed appropriate by the trained practitioner.
Two examples of the appropriate use of e-stimulation are IVF support treatment and patellar-femoral syndrome. The addition of e-stim is painless, and the amount of electricity used is comparable to a small battery-operated pen flashlight. For patients who might be needle-sensitive, e-pads are applied to the affected area in lieu of a needle, or a noninvasive e-pen can be utilized to achieve comparable results.
Quite often, e-pens and pads are used for the treatment of children or geriatric persons who are considered ‘delicate.’