Acustimulation is the mild electrical stimulation of acupuncture points to control symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. A low intensity electrical current is used to penetrate just slightly below the surface of the skin.
It may be delivered by acupuncture needles attached to electrodes or, more commonly, by battery-powered appliances that can be worn on the body (touching the surface of the skin).
The Neiguan point (P6) is an acupuncture point on the wrist that has been used in acupuncture (without electricity) for approximately 3,000 years to overcome gastric symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. This is the most common point used in acustimulation.
Acupoint, acupoint stimulation, acupressure, acupuncture, acupuncture point stimulation, acustimulation wristbands, electroacupuncture (EA), Neiguan point (P6), portable TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), shiatsu, transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES), transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS), transcutaneous electrical acustimulation.
Not included in this discussion: Acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, TENS.