Electroacupuncture is a variation of traditional acupuncture treatment in which inserted acupuncture needles are stimulated electronically. This technique was developed in China in 1934 as a means of providing continuous stimulation of the needles. This technique is commonly used to increase intensity of treatments and provide stimulation of nerves in the treatment of pain or neurological disorders. It is also used on the abdomen during fertility treatments to increase blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries. It is a pain-free procedure with a small amount of throbbing and vibration in the affected area.