What Is Laser Acupuncture?
LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) applies laser light to injured or damaged tissues to promote healing and relieve acute and chronic pain.
Laser acupuncture is the stimulation of specific skin points. Such treatments transmit electrical impulses along nerves to the spinal cord and brain. Therefore, it results in healing and general improvement in health and well-being.
Laser acupuncture treatment has a marked anti-inflammatory effect to achieve quick relieving pain and accelerate wound healing.
History of Laser Acupuncture
Acupuncture in China has thousands of years of history. Although the Western world did not learn about acupuncture until the 1970s, people widely use this natural therapy.
The ancient Chinese believed that Qi ("chee") or life energy flows through the acupuncture channels or meridians to maintain a healthy balance within the body. Stimulation of points along these meridians promotes healing to restore that healthy balance.
Today we can combine Western knowledge benefits with these Eastern techniques, and we can now use laser needles for painless treatment.
The Advantageous Effects of Laser Acupuncture
The laser treatment gives the acupuncture physiological effects and has its energy delivering effect on the tissues. The low-level laser has a light and chemical (not thermal) impact on the cells.
Hence, the cells absorb light energy and convert it into chemical energy. Cell function improves, allowing healing to take place. Therefore, the body releases Enzymes, including endorphins and serotonin, to give further pain relief.
The advantages of the low-level laser are:
- It is a painless, drug-free treatment;
- We can use it concurrently with other forms of therapy;
- It has a trivial effect on normal healthy tissue;
- We can use it immediately after an injury;
- It does not interfere with pacemakers, metal implants, etc.;
- And we can use it over artificial joints.
There are no side effects reported for laser acupuncture, although it is necessary to take special care near the eyes and pregnant people or have cancer.
Clinical Use of Laser Acupuncture (LightNeedles ®) At Acupuncture Laser Therapy Clinic
Acupuncture can help with many conditions because it reduces levels of pain and promotes healing, reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system and improves general health.
Laser acupuncture is a revolutionary way of acupuncture treatment. Clinical research found the meridians and internal organs have a more sensitive reaction. The stimulation works exceptionally well in some inflammatory disorders.
Laser Acupuncture Delivers Quick Response
Some patients have noticed a temporary improvement after the first treatment showing that laser acupuncture delivers quick relief. Most patients will see gradual improvement after two to three treatments, with more noticeable improvement with each subsequent treatment.
Treatment Course of Laser Acupuncture
The usual laser therapy regime is less than 30 minutes each session and one to three treatments per week for two to three weeks. Significant improvement usually occurs within six treatments. Mild conditions may need fewer treatments, and severe infections may need up to 10 or 12 treatments. Some chronic conditions may require weekly or booster treatments over a more extended period.
Reviews on Laser Acupuncture
Low-level laser acupuncture treatment has been extensively tested through double-blinded clinical trials for musculoskeletal conditions since the 1960s in European countries, mainly in German and France hospitals.
After nearly six decades of laser acupuncture research and clinical trials, the effectiveness and laser light needles application are widely recognised. There are many reviews and research reports, and books published each year, like Lasers for Medical Applications, Integrative Medicine for Children, and NICB Systemic Review.
Reference: Lightneedle laser therapy laser needles
How Can We Help
Adelaide City Acupuncture offers the best acupuncture and Chinese medicine service in town. We are registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. We have HICAPS facilities onsite, and you can claim a private health insurance rebate, such as Medibank Private, in the clinic and only pay the gap. In your first visit, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking, physical palpation, and examination. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, your overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications taking. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow. By doing so, we can provide the most personalised effective therapy with minimal side effects.
Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also use in conjunction with your other routine care and prescription medications. The treatments are painless and non-invasive; they will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.
Our acupuncture treatments are based on clinical evidence and will also improve your general health. Balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress can also help you feel and function better overall.
Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your balanced health. At Adelaide City Acupuncture Clinic, We will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, therefore achieve your quick and lasting pain relief. We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transport. Email or Call Us at (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or schedule your consultation online.