Receive all the benefits of acupuncture and more. Studies show that Acupoint Laser Therapy is just as beneficial as acupuncture without penetrating the skin. This procedure also utilizes light therapy to enhance its benefits.
Acupoint Therapy stimulates traditional acupuncture points using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Unlike acupuncture however, there are no needles involved on these points. Our Cold Laser machine uses a pulsed laser, pulsed red and blue LEDs, and infrared wavelengths. This allows the light energy to penetrate into your tissues, helping to reduce inflammation and increase circulation.
Studies have shown that laser acupuncture is effective at reducing pain and improving mobility. There is evidence that laser acupuncture relieves myofascial pain and musculoskeletal pain. One study even found that laser acupuncture improved TMD (temporomandibular disorder) symptoms, decreasing pain and improving the extent to which patients could open their mouths. It is a safe method of treatment that avoids the use of needles while still reaping the benefits of traditional acupuncture. Research is ongoing in this particular therapy but so far it is showing incredible promise.
A session of Acupoint is slightly longer than a session of Cold Laser therapy, and takes about 45 minutes to complete. Using different body acupoints, the cold laser applicator will be held on each zone for varying amounts of time. You should feel no sensation or minimal sensation during this time.