Monday, December 25, 2006

Electro-acupuncture device lauded for drug treatment

A little black box with a 9-volt battery that feeds current to acupuncture needles behind the ear is being hailed by some as the next thing to a miracle cure for addiction to heroin and other drugs. Known as Net, the device is slated to get an official clinical test in the U.K., where a string of celebrities credits Net treatment with complete recoveries in as little as a week. Read details in The Herald (Glasgow).

1 comment:

Debra Arko said...

Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation