What Is Laser Acupuncture?
LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) is the application of laser light to injured or damaged tissues to promote healing and give pain relief.
Laser acupuncture is the stimulation of specific skin points which transmit electrical impulses along nerves to the spinal cord and brain, resulting in healing and general improvement in health and well-being.
History Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China, although the Western world did not learn about it until the 1970s. The ancient Chinese believed that Qi ("chee") or life energy flows through the acupuncture channels or meridians to maintain homoeostasis - a healthy balance - within the body. Stimulation of points along these meridians promotes healing to restore that healthy balance.
Today we can combine the benefits of Western knowledge with these Eastern techniques, and we can now use laser needles for painless treatment.
The Advantage Of Laser Acupuncture
The laser not only gives the acupuncture effect but also has its own anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues. The low-level laser has a photochemical (not thermal) effect on the cells. The light energy is absorbed by the cell and converted to chemical energy. Cell function improves, allowing healing to take place. Enzymes such as endorphins and serotonin are released to give further pain relief.
The advantages of the low-level laser are:
- it is a painless, drug-free treatment;
- it can be used concurrently with other forms of therapy;
- it has an insignificant effect on normal healthy tissue;
- it can be used immediately after an injury;
- it does not interfere with pacemakers, metal implants, etc.;
- and it can be used over artificial joints.
The laser has no known side-effects, although special care is used near the eyes and with pregnancy or cancer.
Clinical Use Of LightNeedles
Acupuncture can be used for many conditions because it promotes pain relief and healing, reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system and improves general health. In this revolutionary way of acupuncture treatment delivered, clinical research found that the meridians and internal organs have a more sensitive reaction to the stimulation in some inflammatory disorders. Some patients will notice a temporary improvement after the first treatment. Most patients will notice gradual improvement after 2-3 treatments, with more marked improvement with each subsequent treatment.
Treatment Course Of Laser Acupuncture
The usual regime for laser therapy is 1 to 2 treatments per week for 2 to 3 weeks. Significant improvement usually occurs within 6 treatments. Mild conditions may need fewer treatments, severe conditions may need up to 10 or 12 treatments. Some chronic conditions may require weekly or booster treatments over a longer period.
Reviews On Laser Application
Low-level laser for acupuncture treatment has been extensively tested clinically since the 1960s in Europe countries, mostly in university hospitals of German and France. After nearly six decades of laser acupuncture research and clinical trial, the effectiveness and laser light needles application are widely recognised. There are a large number of reviews and research report and books published each year such as Lasers for Medical Applications, Integrative Medicine for Children, and PubMed.
Reference: Lightneedle laser therapy laser needles, https://www.rj-laser.com/lightneedle_laser_therapy_laser_needle.htm
How Can We Help
At Adelaide City Acupuncture, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking and 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.
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, it will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.
Evidence-based acupuncture may also improve your general health. By balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress, it 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 (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or to schedule your consultation online.