electroacupuncture

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electrical acupuncture

A permutation of acupuncture, in which low-voltage electric currents are passed through needles to stimulate the acupuncture points; it is uncertain whether this improves the efficacy of the traditional, non-electric format of acupuncture.

e·lec·tro·a·cu·punc·ture

(ĕ-lek'trō-ak'yū-pŭngk-shŭr)
Acupuncture in which needles are attached to a source of electric current.
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Wu, "Clinical study on the therapeutic effects of electroacupunture treatment for NASH," China Journal of Modern Medicine, vol.
The motor effects promoted by electroacupunture or acupuncture in rats were tested by using Rota-rod treadmill.
He declined the use of electroacupunture. He was encouraged to perform active range of motion exercises four times per day in the form of drawing the alphabet in the air using the great toe as the focal point.