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Electro-Acupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is nerve impairment or an accumulation of blood and qi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, traumatic and sports injury or numbness and tingling due to nerve damage. It is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electro-acupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. A similar technique called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS is similar to Electro-acupuncture, but does not stimulate quite as deeply, and the effects tend to wear off more quickly than Electro-acupuncture.