Q: What is Acupuncture?
A: Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice using needles to relieve pain and treat a variety of ailments. Read a detailed explanation of acupuncture and how it works.
Q: Is laser acupuncture safe?
A: Yes, laser acupuncture is safe and less intrusive than traditional acupuncture. It has been a proven modality for over 25 years. The laser tips were developed as a means to protect the eye sight of the operator and the patient. Lasers emit a very bright light whose scattered radiation exposure may cause damage to the eyes, due to its unusual brilliance.
Q: What’s so special about Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
A: We have found that laser biostimulation via Low-Level Laser Therapy is safe, effective, inexpensive, and easy to use, and is showing up nearly everywhere. Out of concern for the safe use of Low-Level Lasers, we recommend the use of a high-quality Laser device for biostimulation and we provide a collimator and sanitary tips for Laser use. This provides a safer, more focused beam for easy and specific treatment. Although there have not been any adverse effects of Low-Level Laser light reported, all manufacturers of Lasers caution against shining Laser light into the eyes. Though our collimators cannot completely prevent this, they do remove scatter and allow for precise placement of the Laser treatment device to greatly reduce chances of injury.
Q: What is the difference between the red, blue, and green laser?
A: The different colors, or wavelengths (nm), each produce different differing effects, although all share some positive benefits. -enhances cell activity and microcirculation
- Stimulates the last complex of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and ATP Production
- 635 nm is the wavelength of a healthy cell and it most readily absorbed and utilized by the body
- enhances cell activity and microcirculation
- increased production of the hormone melatonin
- Commonly used to fight stress and fatigue, activate metabolism, and lower blood pressure
- Preferred wavelength for body acupuncture point stimulation
- Stimulates the first complex of the respiratory chain
- Enhances NO (nitrous oxide) production
- Has Anti-Inflammatory effects
- Activates telomerase (anti-aging)
- Commonly used to treat skin conditions, scar tissue, and gingivitis
- Effective for cranial acupuncture points and neurological issues
- Preferred wavelength for sedating acupuncture points and has calming effect
- Stimulate complex 3 of the mitochondrial respiratory chain
- Improves oxygen affinity and blood flow
- Decreases lactic acid and blood viscosity
- Binds to hemoglobin, a key component of a red blood cell
- Preferred wavelength to treat shallow acupuncture points which are the microsystems of the hand, feet, and ear (Korean Hand Therapy, Reflexology, Auriculotherapy)
Q: Which supplied tip is best used for which application?
A: The laser lift tip columates or focuses the beam and allows the application of the disposable tips, which come in sizes. The larger size is best used on body points and the small on ariculo and points close to the eyes.
The line generator projects a line best used for treating larger areas.
The safety tips allow laser light penetration only when placed directly on the skin’s surface. The angled safety tip is best used for dental applications.
Q: Are there any complications related to laser acupuncture treatment?
A: No, although acupuncture is considered an experimental therapy in the USA it has been practiced safely in China for over 3,000 years. The low-level laser is a very safe and effective form of therapy used to stimulate the acupoints.
Q: Where can I find quality low-level lasers and accessories?
A: Take a look at our Laser Acupuncture Products section to find high-quality acupuncture lasers for a doctor and professional use as well as personal use.
Q: What are the benefits of low-level laser therapy?
A: In addition to stimulating the proper acupoints, the laser stimulates ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production (body fuel). When ATP increases, it results in improved cellular metabolism, the immune response is stimulated, lymphatic drainage is improved, and the body’s natural healing processes are enhanced.
Q: How does laser acupuncture work?
A: The procedure is actually quite simple in practice and theory. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and recent research into the effects of low-level laser light on human tissues. Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us that the body’s health is affected and regulated by the natural flow of energy, called “Qi” (pronounced “Chee”). This energy or Qi can be altered, congested, or stopped by internal or external forces (such as wind, cold, dampness, viruses, bad food, etc.) resulting in reduced vitality and increased susceptibility to disease. Over the millennia, Chinese Physicians have discovered that treatment of certain specific points, sometimes called “Acupoints,” can have profound and predictable effects on numerous disease conditions. Treatment of these Acupoints may be effected in a number of ways, such as pressure, heat, cold, the insertion of fine needles or laser light, for example. Recent studies in the West have found that laser light is very effective in stimulating these Acupoints and in the promotion of positive tissue changes, like increased collagen production, decreased inflammation (swelling), improved wound repair, and more. Low-Level Lasers, such as those used in the Laser Lift Program, are being used post-surgically to reduce bleeding and promote the growth of repair tissue in Dental and other applications.
Q: Can light and laser devices help other conditions?
A: Actually, yes. Lasers have been used post-surgically to reduce bleeding and enhance wound healing, especially in individuals with diabetes. Studies have shown laser therapy to increase the growth of tissue products such as collagen, stimulate repair cells called fibroblasts, and enhance immune system functioning, to name a few. Conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, skin ulcerations, and dermatitis have had amazing results with laser therapy. Though Low-Level Laser Therapy is not a replacement for sound Medical diagnosis and treatment, most any condition which might respond to Traditional Chinese Medicine will respond to laser therapy. Always consult your healthcare provider for treatment of any condition or illness.
Q: Does this mean I can treat all that stuff myself?
Patients undergoing Photo Luminescent facelift therapy have incidentally noted improvement in a host of conditions such as Acne, dry skin, muscle pain, arthritis, and even headaches, however, Acupuncture treatment is more condition and circumstance specific. In other words, training and diagnosis are required! Consultation with an associated healthcare professional is necessary for proper treatment of any health condition.
Q: How are the lasers’ powered?
A: All of AcupuntureLaser.net’s laser products are powered by batteries, easily installed with the positive side (with bump) facing towards the back of the laser. The Professional and Veterinary Models have larger CR123A batteries for extend use. The Doctor’s models use 2, easy to find AAA batteries. All models come with batteries included.