Laser acupuncture evolved from the study of photobiology, how light affects living beings. Low level lasers, known as cold lasers, are used for this type of acupuncture in most applications. Cold lasers are used in 635 nM red, 450 nM blue and 532 nM green laser acupuncture. They do not produce heat and do not burn the skin. The use of 700-1000 nM heat producing infrared lasers may also be employed but are less common.
Laser Acupuncture can also be used to treat chronic non-healing wounds. The cold laser stimulates blood flow and collagen production to increase healing in chronic wounds. The use of laser acupuncture is beneficial to elderly or weak patients. It is a less invasive and milder treatment modality.
This latest research demonstrates that laser acupuncture may significantly enhance the therapeutic value of diet and exercise interventions for obese post-menopausal women with metabolic syndrome. Weight loss is very difficult with metabolic syndrome because the insulin-glucagon pathway does not function properly. Laser acupuncture helps to correct this imbalance and facilitates weight loss.
Laser is also used for patients with a fear of needles or when the Physician feels it will better serve the needs of the patient. Call today to see if Laser Acupuncture is right for you.