Practitioners must be aware of the following problems when using electrical percutaneous stimulation:
• Electrical percutaneous stimulation should not be used in neck and thoracic areas, so as to avoid interference with the brainstem, vagus nerve, or heartbeat rhythm.
• Muscle cramping caused by high-intensity or high-frequency stimulation can cause bone breakage.
• Electricity should never cross the spinal cord in cervical and thoracic areas.
• Stimulation should last no more than 10 minutes in each session. In most cases, 5 minutes is enough.
• High-intensity or high-frequency stimulation should not be used with patients who are weak or elderly.
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