What is Laser Acupuncture?
Laser acupuncture is a new method of stimulation compared to the traditional acupuncture. Laser acupuncture usually uses low-energy laser beams instead of
traditional acupuncture needles to stimulate the various body's acupoints. Laser
acupuncture is proven to be equivalent to traditional acupuncture needle in view of its stimulus effect on the acupuncture point, also known as acupoints.
Laser acupuncture is usually the preferred painless method for treating conditions such as face-lifting on aging skin/sagging skin condition, skin pigmentation, acne, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis on knee, chronic headache.
Most TCM practitioners of laser acupuncture have an in-depth knowledge of how various acupoints function. A licensed acupuncturist will aims a beam of light from a laser tube onto an acupoint, stimulating the acupoints in similar way an acupuncture needles does.
The visible red laser beam, radiating from helium and neon gases, usually heats up the acupuncture point. During the laser acupuncture procedure, a practitioner may hold the beam steadily on an acupuncture point for a period that can range from ten seconds to a maximum of two minutes. The duration of the beam usually depends on the amount of tissue the laser must penetrate, and the power the acupuncturist needs to apply on a point.
Sometimes, the TCM practitioner may also have to use invisible infrared lasers. Laser acupuncture is primarily used to serve two purposes: an anesthetic effect and the stimulation of acupoints in a therapeutic treatment program. The procedure has some distinct advantages over the traditional needle method. Many patients who are usually afraid of needles, such as younger children, prefer laser acupuncture. Use of a laser makes it a typically non-invasive and painless procedure, which can treat almost the same kind of complaints.
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