Laser Acupuncture is basically needle-less acupuncture and provides a great alternative to those who are afraid of, or squeamish about the use of needles.
I have been using Laser Acupuncture successfully at the Raindrops Acupuncture Clinic for several years and the results are amazing.
With the laser wand, a beam of light is focused onto an acupuncture point, stimulating it in a way similar to the acupuncture needles. The laser beam is a visible red light cool to the touch. If it is focused on the acupuncture point for 10 or more seconds it may heat up the acupuncture point slightly. This warming effect varies from person to person.
During the Laser Acupuncture treatment, I hold the beam steadily on an acupuncture point for a period that can range from ten seconds all the way up to two minutes. The duration of the beam depends on the amount of tissue the laser must penetrate, and the power I would have applied on the point using needles.
In a therapeutic program, the Laser Acupuncture stimulates the acupuncture points, producing the same effect as the needles.
No More Fear
Patients who are anxious or fearful of needles (such as children) prefer Laser Acupuncture. Though treatment with needles is normally painless, the fear of needles is a common concern, often creating tension and anxiety in a patient.
The laser treatment is a noninvasive procedure than can often be faster than an acupuncture treatment with needles. Laser Acupuncture can treat the same range of problems and conditions as traditional acupuncture.
Benefits Of Laser Acupuncture
The benefits of Laser Acupuncture are similar to acupuncture with needles. Over the past year I have used the laser system to treat many of the conditions I would have treated with traditional Acupuncture. The results have surpassed my expectations and most conditions respond very well to the laser treatments.
I have has especially good results with pain relief. The laser unit can be used to treat pain conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and many types of arthritis. I have also found Laser Therapy to be effective in reducing inflammation, promoting wound healing and in speeding up soft tissue repairs.
How Is Laser Therapy Administered?
Treatment is very simple –: the laser probe is held at a small distance above or in contact with the acupuncture point. The time each acupuncture point is targeted depends on the type of acupuncture point, and the distance the acupuncture point is from the surface of the skin.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Laser Acupuncture?
I have been using laser treatments with a large number of health conditions. Pain and inflammation reduction have been extremely successful. If an acupuncture point is very deep under the surface, it is best treated with needles. Most conditions are responsive to laser treatments.
Is Laser Acupuncture Therapy Effective?
YES. Most patients respond very well to laser therapy. However, no treatment works for everyone. If you do not respond well to the laser treatments, we will discuss the alternative traditional therapy.
Is Laser Acupuncture New?
No. Laser Therapy was pioneered in Europe and has been in use for over 40 years. Its’ effectiveness has been documented in more than 3000 papers, which have been published in scientific journals. There have been more than 100 double-blind trials.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. It is an alternative to more invasive treatments and to drugs and over the counter medications. If you have not tried acupuncture due to the use of needles … the modern alternative is needle-less acupuncture using totally pain free laser treatment.
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