Laser Acupuncture Treatment
Our clinic offers a treatment option for those who may be hesitant of acupuncture needles: Laser Acupuncture with the RJ Lightneedle.
What is laser acupuncture and how does it work?
Laser acupuncture is an alternative treatment to traditional needle acupuncture. This non-invasive technique uses laser stimulation to excite precise points on the body – the same points used in traditional acupuncture – to activate their functions and affect deep tissue layers.
The small laser lights are attached to the body using medical grade tape and remain in the same place for the duration of the treatment. This relaxing and painless stimulation transfers modulated energy into the meridian system while keeping stimulation consistently high.
This is not the same type of laser used in laser surgeries to burn or cut. Laser acupuncture is considered a “cold laser” as it does not produce heat, also called a low-level laser. Instead, low-level lasers can help regenerate cells, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. You feel absolutely nothing during the treatment and there are no adverse side effects.
Laser Acupuncture vs Traditional Acupuncture
Just like traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture is used to prevent and treat a variety of diseases while improving the overall health and well-being of the patient. It can be used in all of same situations as traditional acupuncture including:
- Acute/chronic pain
- Macular degeneration
- Allergic rhinitis/sinusitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Bursitis, tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- TMJ dysfunction
- Cervical/lumbar spine syndromes
- Nerve regeneration
- Wound healing
- And much more…
Since laser acupuncture is non-invasive it also carries zero risk of infection or other complications in patients with compromised immune systems or bleeding disorders.
Laser acupuncture is completely painless and while some patients may feel a sensation of energy shifting in their body, the majority feel nothing at all. All of the same points that may be used in a traditional acupuncture treatment can be used in laser acupuncture and sometimes even more, for example those in highly sensitive or tender areas.
If you have ever wanted to benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for a health condition but are hesitant due to the use of needles, laser acupuncture is a great option. Please contact our clinic if you have any questions about how laser acupuncture can help you or a loved one.