Electro-acupuncture treatment consists of providing a vibrating electrical current to special acupuncture needles as a method of stimulating the special points on the face. The original technique that we use in our clinic was developed in China as replacement of the traditional hand manipulation of acupuncture needles. Electro-needle therapy consists of embedding the needle as would typically be done by hand, achieving the qi response with hand control, and attaching an electrode to the needle which provides continuing electric stimulation. The procedure for electro-acupuncture usually involves the needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment.