Acupuncture therapy using a laser is a great way for children and needle-averse adults to experience the benefits of acupuncture without anxiety. At the Rosedale Clinic we have invested in a wide range of laser machines to match different needs.
How does it work?
Rather than using a needle to stimulate acupuncture points, we use a low-energy red-spectrum laser beam. This provides an action that is as close to that of a needle as you can get.
The acupuncture points are effectively an access point to the Chi or life-energy meridians that run through the body. By stimulating these in the right way, we can help ensure that the Chi flows freely for a therapeutic or healing effect.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment is almost identical to that of traditional acupuncture, except that a laser beam is concentrated on the appropriate meridian points on your body. Usually you will feel virtually nothing during the session because the pure wavelengths of our lasers create no heat or friction.
The treatment is very safe and non-invasive. If the acupuncture includes the facial area, you will need to wear special laser proof goggles to make sure the eyes are fully protected.
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 the clinic know and we can discuss a course of treatment. The range of disorders that can respond to Laser Acupuncture are immense, from migraines to arthritis, from addictions to menopausal issues. All our acupuncture patients will be given oriental diagnostics before any treatment begins.
What is it good for?
- Tissue healing
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Neurological conditions
- Cardiovascular problems
- Respiratory conditions
- Digestive system disorders
- Gynaecological problems
- Skin conditions
- Eye conditions
- Sporting injuries
- Psychological conditions