Electrical stimulation, or e-stim for short, is used most often for trigger points or muscle tightness. This can occur from a recent injury or something more chronic. By attaching leads to the needles, a pulse is sent from the machine to the needle, relaxing the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the injured area.
The sensation is a tiny pulsation at the needling site, which dissipates to no sensation after about 10 minutes.
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