Acupressure or Non-needle Acupuncture
Electro acupoint stimulation (ACPS), also known as acupressure or non-needle acupuncture, is a new therapy for chronic and acute pain. It is a non-invasive therapy of applying low frequency microcurrent stimulation to the skin at acupuncture points, motor/trigger points and contracted motor bands to reduce swelling, relax muscle and relieve pain.
By relaxing tightened muscles, ACPS therapy reduces the heightened sensitivity of the nerve pathways and helps to reduce pain for the patient. Contraction of the muscles in the limbs can mechanically strain the joint they are attached to, leading or contributing to many chronic degenerative pain syndromes such as osteoarthritis of the knee.
ACPS relaxes tightened muscles, reducing strain on the attached joints thereby allowing more fluid and symmetrical movement of the injured joint. Treatment takes about 5-15 minutes by clinical experiences, suggest a 70-80% overall success rate.
Over 75% of the patients will receive at least 50% symptomatic relief after the first application. ACPS has a high patient compliance due to its immediate effectiveness and a high professional compliance due to fast clinical application.
Being non-invasive, ACPS has no restrictions like acutherapy or needling and it can be safely applied to the patients. ACPS therapy is an extremely versatile, effective and safe form of therapy.
Acupressure or Non-Needle Acupuncture