What is Chinese Medicine Electric Acupuncture Treatment
SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:And I’m Sig Hauer, and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.SARAH HAUER: We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our tutorial.SIG HAUER: So, I want to show you this. This is an electric acupuncturing unit. There’squite a few different types and styles. What this does is you can hook up one of theselines to two different needles and in doing thatwould you mind holding that for me,Sarah? SARAH HAUER: Not at all. SIG HAUER: Thank you. In doing that, you can create aconstant stimulation for a longer period of time. Now, we canwith our hands, we canstimulate needles but to stand here and do
that for 15 to 20 minutes isit kind of wearsout the acupuncturist. So, what we do with the acupuncture needles is we’ll place a littlecontact clip on there, the second needle for the area that you want to cover here. Now,we will never place a contact on one side of the spine and the other contact on theother side of spine; you never cross the spine. SARAH HAUER: So, don’t do this at home. Thisis only by trained professionals. SIG HAUER: And if I wanted to doget the same effecton the other side, I’m gonnause a whole different contact connection here. So, whatwe have here is flow from here to here and here to here. And what we will do then isturn the unit on. So, when we turn the unit
on, we have the controls here to control thelevel. We can control how fast it vibrates and also how intense the electrical chargeis. So, we have control of that and I’m always checking in with the patient. Now is thatcomfortable? Is it too much? Is that comfortable there, PH Gina? GINA: Uhhuh. SIG HAUER:Okay. So, we’re going to leave it at that level and welike I said, we can leave itthere for 15, 20, even 30 minutes if we want to. And typically, we check on this very oftenand sometimes we may come back and change some of the levels when we do this. So thatonce we’re done with that, we of course turn the machine off first and then we will takeoff the contacts. The electric acupuncture
can be used for many, many different conditions.I’m not going to even try to start listing them. Obviously, muscle tightness or somethinglike that is one of the areas where you may use it, but there’s many conditions that wemay use the electric acupuncture. We tend not to use it that often because we find withjust a little bit of hand stimulation, people respond very well typically. Occasionally,we get a stubborn case where we decide to use a little bit of electric acupuncture.