Electro-Acupuncture and TENS can be a safe and effective way to treat pain conditions, improve therapeutic outcomes and help patients recover more quickly from injury. Our expert guests, David Mayor and Dr Sean Walsh (PhD) explain the neurophysiological mechanisms of electroacupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and outline their methods of application for a range of conditions based on current research. When used appropriately the integration of electrotherapies with acupuncture can broaden one’s scope of clinical practice, learn how to put theory into practice.


Goals of the course:

• Understand when and why to use electroacupuncture
• Definitions of the main terms in use around electroacupuncture and TENS
• Understand the history of electricity in medicine
• Understand the basics of the use of electricity in medicine
• Contraindications to consider when using electroacupuncture and TENS
• Conditions treated with electroacupuncture and TENS


This course is £5 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £3.75 for JCM subscribers.

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Running time: Approximately 30 mins

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Speakers Biographies

David F Mayor has been a leading acupuncture practitioner in the UK since 1982. Since 1988, he has made electroacupuncture (EA) his speciality, and has taught on the subject since 1996. He is currently an honorary research fellow in the Division of Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His book 'Electroacupuncture: A Practical Manual and Resource' published in 2007 is regarded as the leading textbook on the subject. 


Dr Sean Walsh has a PhD (Science) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and Bachelor of Health Science TCM. Dr Walsh held teaching positions at UTS in the Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences while also working in private practice in Sydney Australia. He is the author of 'Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide' which describes a reliable method of pulse assessment drawing upon the traditions of Chinese medicine, the knowledge of biomedical constructs and the relationship of each to contemporary TCM clinical practice.