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Laser Acupuncture

 What is Laser Acupuncture?

  •  The laser used is the same wavelength as what is produced inside the cells of the body, so it is biologically compatible with the body. This type of laser is known as low-level lasers or "cold lasers," (because they don't produce heat.). These are not the same as lasers used for laser surgery, in which "hot lasers" are used as a scalpel to burn or cut.

  • Studies show that low-level lasers can help regenerate cells, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and stimulate hair growth, to name a few examples.


How does it work?

  • Laser Acupuncture works by stimulating energy within the acupuncture pathway via individual acupuncture points. The laser light is placed directly on the skin, at the acupuncture point, and held for 15-20 seconds. Stimulation at the acupuncture point via the light beam then stimulates movement within the acupuncture pathway to rebalance the acupuncture channel. From a scientific perspective it increases ATP generation within the cells. The laser is very gentle and patients do not feel the pain at the insertion point, but many feel the gentle effects of movement in the pathway. 


Who can benefit from laser acupuncture?

  • Patients who do not like needles can request the laser to be used. However depending on the patient and the symptoms needles may still be recommended.  It is commonly used on those who are frail, or on children as it is a gentler method and more comfortable for some. It works great in conjunction with needles as well.



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