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Anyone tried an electronic accupuncture pen?

itmiitm Posts: 1
edited 09/30/2014 - 10:49 PM in Lower Back Pain
I'm a chronic lower back pain sufferer and was considering accutherapy for pain relief (it's worked wonders in the past when I had frozen shoulder). I was wondering if anyone has tried one of the electronic accutherapy pen devices that can be found on Amazon etc? (they send a small current to a point on the skin, and also claim to help locate the correct points).
I was curious to know whether anyone had had any success with them, or whether they're a waste of money.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    but it looks so much like portable TENS units. That I have used for years.
    Reading the medical description and object, the both have about the same physical and medical points.
    The difference seems to be in the delivery method (point needle vs gel pads)

    But in any case, the accutherapy really can not do what is needed unless you instead all the acupuncture points on your body. That alone separates the general person giving acupuncture vs a doctor doing it
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
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