What Is Laser Acupuncture?


At Nulife Laser & Wellness, laser acupuncture (LA), also known as low-level laser treatment (LLLT), is now offered to acupuncture patients. This rapidly growing therapy modality stimulates points and promotes healing using therapeutic cold lasers rather than traditional acupuncture needles. It is a quick, painless, non-invasive treatment that is especially good for people who are afraid of needles because they are afraid of them.

How Laser Acupuncture Works?


Low-level lasers “inject” billions of photons of visible and/or invisible laser light into tissue structures. The tissue utilizes this chemical energy to dramatically expedite the healing process and naturally minimize pain in the body, resulting in a less invasive sensation than needles. Additionally, laser acupuncture allows stimulation of places that are difficult or uncomfortable to needle, such as the auricular acupoints. Multiple acupoints can be treated at the same time with a multichannel laser system, just like with metal-needle acupuncture.

Numerous scientific studies have shown that laser acupuncture speeds healing, decreases inflammation, alleviates pain, increases circulation, and aids in cell regeneration. It is very efficient in the treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses. In fact, recent studies using advanced brain imaging demonstrate that laser acupuncture has proven therapeutic benefits for both the brain and body.

Effectively Treats a Variety of Conditions


Similarly to traditional acupuncture, LA (laser acupuncture) is well-known for treating and preventing a broad variety of illnesses and conditions. Numerous people use acupuncture to keep their bodies healthy. It is effective for the same conditions as traditional acupuncture, including the following:

  • Acute/chronic pain
  • Stress /Anxiety /Depression
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • TMJ Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tinnitus
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis, tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve regeneration

What to Expect During An Acupuncture Treatment With Laser


Patients wear special goggles to protect their eyes during treatment sessions, during which low-level lasers are held to the skin for between 15 and 60 seconds. This non-invasive, relaxing treatment sends modulated energy wavelengths into the meridian system, improving healing. Treatment with laser acupuncture is non-invasive and completely safe. Almost all patients claim quick or gradual healing results, depending on the condition. Even if a patient prefers traditional acupuncture needles, lasers may be used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture needles to treat extremely sensitive or sore regions in a single session.

Traditional Chinese Medicine with Laser Acupuncture


For those who have considered receiving Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy for a health condition but have been put off by the prospect of using needles, laser acupuncture can be an excellent choice for them. Alternatively, you might try cupping treatment, which is another excellent alternative therapy that has been shown to be effective.