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Acupuncture with a kick: Charged needles said to pump up results

Amy Mager uses electro acupuncture to treat David Farkas at Wellness House in Northampton on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Electro-acupuncture is relatively new compared to the traditional ancient acupuncture treatments that were born in China 4,000 years ago. Acupuncturists mostly use it for pain management. The electricity passes between two needles, covering more area than the traditional approach, creating a tingling and numbing sensation. It is said to work so well that physicians in China have even offered it as a substitute for anesthesia during open heart surgery.

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