Traditionally, an acupuncture treatment has consisted of sterilized needles inserted through the skin at prescribed “active” points. A recent development in acupuncture is the use of Laser acupuncture, which uses light to stimulate the same active points along the meridians, but doesn’t require penetration through skin.
Laser acupuncture treatment involves the use of a low level laser beam upon the same points that would be used in a traditional acupuncture session. This is great news for people who are uncomfortable with needles, but who would still like to receive the benefits of acupuncture. Laser acupuncture is perfect for treatments with children.
The laser used at Bing’s Natural Health is a cold infrared laser. It is a special Class 1 laser that is painless, will not burn or raise the skin temperature, is eye-safe, fully registered with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and meets all required standards. There have been no reported negative effects.
Stimulation of the acupuncture points induces a healing response in the body, increasing circulation to the local area and increased endorphin (the feel-good hormone) release. This is the same effect as from the use of traditional acupuncture with needles. Studies have shown that laser acupuncture is useful in:
Anecdotal evidence indicates laser acupuncture: