Laser Acupuncture

Laser acupuncture is a synthesis of the rich experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is thousands of year old, and modern science. In the past century, acupuncture was picked up, advanced, and modified. The most important further development, in addition to ear acupuncture, is no doubt laser acupuncture, i.e., the stimulation of the acupuncture points with low-level laser light.

Point stimulation with light

The mechanism by which light needles stimulate acupuncture points has two aspects:

Precision of the stimulus:

The low-level laser can place a stimulus as precisely as a metal needle. It influences an acupuncture point via the same biophysical primary and secondary effects as in general bio-stimulation. One reason why this stimulus is exerted is that these effects are triggered precisely only in a narrowly defined tissue area, the acupuncture point. A stimulus is the result of pointed stimulation which stands out from the normal influences of the surrounding area.

Reflex bio-modulation:

Contrary to a metal needle, however, the biophysical effect of the laser is not only that of providing a precise stimulus. It also initiates processes in the tissue which exceed this function. To put it differently: it impacts the acupuncture point beyond its significance as a stimulus agent.

If we assume that a therapeutically effective acupuncture point is “active” - i.e., painful, or otherwise “conspicuous” - then the tissue is in a physiological imbalance. The laser, however, can have a direct, positive impact on it. Since acupuncture is a form of reflex therapy, the harmonization of the reflexive expression of a disorder pattern has an additional positive impact.

Laser acupuncture offers advantages and benefits in addition to effects that are comparable with those of classic needle acupuncture

Advantages of laser acupuncture over conventional metal needle acupuncture:

  1. Short therapy duration (10-30 seconds/point).
  2. Points which are difficult or painful to treat with needles (mucous membranes, wounds, joints) can be included.
  3. Painless and non-invasive therapy (particularly suited for the treatment of sensitive patients, children etc.).
  4. Used in those cases for which classical acupuncture does not recommend the use of needles (asthenia).
  5. Aseptic, no risk of infections.
  6. Can be used to complement and extend the needle program, if additional points are required in order to optimize energy flow.
  7. Can be used to supply therapeutic and diagnostic information (Bio-frequencies), so called “Laser Resonance Therapy”.
  8. Lasting stimulation with the Light-Needle. It seems to be even more effective than conventional needle acupuncture. Because once the fiber is placed no further manipulation is required.
  9. Side effects and complications, such as needle fainting or vasovagal syncope, occur considerably less often with laser acupuncture. Infections and hematomas cannot occur. Potentiallydangerous acupuncture points may also be treated by beginners. Laser acupuncture isnoninvasive and traumas to the skin are impossible.
  10. The ability of the acupuncture points to respond often decreases in elderly patients.Laser acupuncture has a positive impact on degenerative tissue processes at the neurovascular bundles of acupuncture points.