These are frequently asked questions:
Can a cosmetological roller be a suitable replacement for the acupuncture roller?
What are the differences between the two rollers?
What makes the acupuncture roller more effective?
Both tools are used for skin surface and subsurface stimulation.
If your goal is simply for relaxation purposes, either is fine.
If therapy is your goal, the acupuncture roller will be more effective.
The following are the reasons why the acupuncture roller is a more effective therapy tool:
- The oldest known acupuncture needle was simply a sharp stone shaped like an arrowhead. It was used by striking (shallow stabbing) the afflicted area helping to relieve stress from the body.
- This was believed to be effective because by breaking the skin, the affliction could be treated more directly.
- Another belief was that by breaking the skin, the energy flow location could be better understood.
This was the beginning stages of acupuncture knowledge and from where current technology initially developed.
There are now two types of acupuncture, possibly the most commonly known type where a needle is inserted under the skin to help relieve pain. The acupuncture roller is used in the second type as it does not break the skin surface.
The acupuncture roller consists of a group of needles that do not pierce the skin. It is used in a rubbing manner to help stimulate blood flow on the surface and immediate subsurface of the skin.
The acupuncture roller, originally developed as a pediatric acupuncture device, can also be used by adults to help regulate the autonomic nervous system, improve health, and prevent illness.