Electroacupuncture adds a small current of electricity through the acupuncture needles, which increases the ability to break up blockages and get energy flowing properly. Electroacupuncture is one of many derivatives or variants of traditional Chinese acupuncture being used today. These treatments are quickly becoming a staple of modern alternative and complementary medicine. Electroacupuncture in particular has shown promise in reducing inflammation, promoting tissue repair, relieving injury induced and chronic pain, neurological diseases, spasms, and paralysis.