Laser Light Therapy
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles or directing a laser beam at specific points of the body to improve circulation and reduce pain.
According to acupuncture there is a life-force energy called ‘qi’ which permeates all living things, running through channels in the body called meridians.
Dotted along the meridians are the acupuncture points. These are points where the qi of the channels rise close to the surface of the body.
When qi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy.
If the energy becomes blocked or weakened, it can result in physical, or mental ill-health. Acupuncture helps keep the natural energy flow running smoothly, by rebalancing the energy system, to restore health, or prevent the development of disease.
WHAT IS LASER LIGHT THERAPY?
Laser acupuncture is the application of a low energy laser beam over acupuncture points. Laser acupuncture employs the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat injuries and give relief for both acute and chronic disorders.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING LASER LIGHT THERAPY?
Laser light therapy is simple, non-invasive and painless. The beam penetrates into the skin, without harming tissue. It is also an option for those who are afraid of needles.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments required will depend upon your medical condition and your individual response to laser therapy. Most people require an average of 10 treatments for pain relief.
Ear acupuncture is the application of laser, and the insertion of small herb beads to acupuncture points in the ear.
The ear is very suitable for acupuncture because several meridians run right through the ear, and it affects acupuncture points everywhere in the body.
Ear acupuncture is particularly popular in drug and smoking withdrawal, weight loss, and pain relief.
The use of the herb beads also enables the client to press on the beads to stimulate the relaxation they experienced during the laser treatment.
WHAT IS LASER LIGHT THERAPY USED FOR?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own healing substances, such as endorphins, macrophages, fibroblasts and lymphocytes.
Using MRI it was observed that acupuncture affected specific areas of the brain that were triggers for pain, mood and cravings.