The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. Veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.
Electroacupuncture uses very small electrical currents to stimulate acupuncture points. Normal household current is measured in volts and amps, but the current for electroacupuncture is measured in units that are 1000 times smaller (millivolts and microamps). On your skin, it feels like a slight buzz.
Causing electric current into the body between needles inserted into acupuncture points. Estim relaxes spasming muscles and can aid the body in reestablishing nervous impulses when nerve damage has occurred (nerve root or spinal cord damage from a ruptured intervertebral disc, etc).
Electroacupuncture is another technique that may be used to stimulate the acupoints. Electrodes from a small battery-operated unit are connected to needles in different acupoints. A gentle current is passed through the points and down the meridians. Electroacupuncture encourages the flow of nervous energy, blood and lymph along the meridians, thereby speeding healing.