Are you one of the many people who really hate needles? Has this ever annoyed you because youve wanted to try acupuncture but the needles involved have really put you off?
Well, now theres laser acupuncture. It works on exactly the same principles as normal acupuncture but no needles whatsoever are involved.
Yvonne Roddy uses laser acupuncture in her practice.
“Acupuncture balances the flow of energy in the body. The Chinese call this energy qi and the energy pathways are known as meridians. The disruption of this flow causes disease or ill health and we use acupuncture to correct this flow.
“Using a laser on traditional acupuncture points allows us to provide a non-invasive service with no pain. This is very good for people who have a phobia about needles. Its basically the same as using the needles but we use a laser instead. Laser is particularly good for treating conditions that involve damaged tissue as the laser has an effect on the micro-circulation and this helps repair that tissue. Pain relief and improvement in movement can be immediate.“
Laser acupuncture has been used for many years in Europe and Canada and is a modern take on a treatment that is more than 2000 years old.
According to western medicine, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, helping it to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain in a way that relieves pain, and promotes healing and physical and emotional health.
Did you know that laser acupuncture can be used to treat addictions, such as those to smoking, alcohol and over-eating?
“Certain points are stimulated by the laser that help with the symptoms of post addiction, for example, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The ear has designated points which the laser is applied to in order to stimulate these points and bring about relief from these symptoms.”
The laser can also be used to treat things such as lower back pain, a frozen shoulder, sciatica, or for pain management and pain relief. It can even help to treat scar tissue. Essentially, it can do whatever normal acupuncture can just without anything entering the body!
So whether you believe in the eastern or western explanation of why acupuncture works, both schools of thought are in agreement that acupuncture can be useful in helping to treat a wide range of illnesses by relieving pain and symptoms.
Give it a go you dont need to put up with that discomfort any longer, and youve got no excuse not to try acupuncture now that there are no needles involved!
Please check with your practitioner first to make sure your condition can be treated with laser acupuncture.