Laser Acupuncture Orlando
Laser Acupuncture is a gentle and effective alternative to traditional acupuncture and as such is particularly well suited for use on the young, elderly or simply nervous. We apply exactly the same principles and laws as Traditional Acupuncture, pulse, and tongue diagnosis are taken, acupuncture points are carefully chosen but instead of needles laser is being used, which has some positive advantages, being:
- Painless and with
- No reported side-effects
Laser acupuncture affects the function of connective-tissue cells called fibroblasts and increases the production of natural substances such as endorphin which decreases the pain and Serotonin which decreases the muscle spasm.
Electroacupuncture uses two needles at the time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time. The electro-acupuncture for certain conditions has better effects than acupuncture without electrostimulation, e.g. Parkinson diseases and for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), although in practice our multichannel laser acupuncture is three times more effective than the electro-acupuncture.
How does laser acupuncture work?
The low-level cold laser is pain-free, it works from the infrared spectrum. It penetrates up to 3cm into the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body. Once the treatment site is targeted the laser light stimulates the mitochondria of the cell (cell body) within muscles, tendons or ligaments causing them to oxidize and duplicate accelerating the cell division and increasing healing at twice the normal rate.
Low-level lasers are not like the higher energy medical devices used to remove tattoos or cauterize wounds, that can cause significant tissue heating. Low-level lasers are safe since the amount of laser energy delivered over time is high enough to give a biostimulatory effect, yet low enough that heating of tissues cannot occur.
What does the treatment involve?
After diagnosing a patient and deciding which points would be the most suitable, each point is then stimulated with a laser pen for around 20 seconds. We’re talking seconds in comparison to needle retention time, which may be 20 to 30 minutes. Usually, patients feel virtually nothing during the session because the pure wavelengths of the lasers create no heat or friction. The treatment is very safe and non-invasive.
All the things that normal acupuncture can treat, insomnia, pain, headaches, stress etc. It is particularly good for treating children or patients who are nervous or anxious.
Is Laser Acupuncture for me?
Laser Acupuncture is good for many of the same conditions as traditional acupuncture, though there are still some situations in which a needle is very much the recommended method.
But if you or your children would prefer a needle-free option, please let us know and we can discuss a course of treatment. The range of disorders that can respond to Laser Acupuncture is immense, from migraines to arthritis, from addictions to menopausal issues. All our acupuncture patients will be given oriental diagnostics before any treatment begins. Make an appointment with us to know more about the acupuncture treatments.