What is Laser Acupuncture?
What Is Laser Acupuncture Therapy?
Laser Acupuncture is a mode of Therapy that has the added benefits of treating not only the site of injury and/or pain, but also the whole body.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines Laser Acupuncture as the use of low-level laser beam to stimulate an acupuncture point, and can be used with needles for more effective relief.
How Do Therapeutic Lasers Work?
Therapeutic medical grade lasers heal tissue ailments by emitting billions of photons of visible and/or invisible laser light deep into your body's tissues. Tissue naturally contains a protein strand called chromospheres and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain naturally.
How Long Have Lasers Been In Clinical Use?
Medical Lasers have been in clinical use since 1960.
Does Laser Therapy/Laser Acupuncture Hurt?
Laser Therapy/Laser Acupuncture is absolutely painless. It is non-thermal (does not warm up) and it does not pierce the skin, unlike regular acupuncture utilizing needles.
What Are Some Of The Benefits of Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy may:
- Reduce Healing Time and Eliminate or Reduce Pain
- Restore Normal Range of Motion
- Enhance the Immune System
- Reduce the Need for Surgery
Laser therapy is:
- Non-Toxic and Non-Invasive
- No Side Effects or Pain
What Are The Biological Effects Of Laser Therapy?
- Anti-Inflammatory - Reduces swelling or inflammation of joints to give enhanced mobility.
- Increased Vascular Activity – Increases blood flow to damaged areas.
- Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in numb areas. Laser light speeds the process to bring those areas back to life.
- Faster Wound Healing – Stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
- Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.