May 25, 2024

I think that many people that have not tried acupuncture, me included are most concerned about the needles. I have always heard that acupuncture needles do not hurt at all but if you are getting poked with 100 or so needles it must get painful at some point right?

Anyway there is a form of acupuncture called laser acupuncture, not sure if this would be less painful or more but it is an interesting idea and something to look into if the fear is just a fear of needles

What is Laser Acupuncture?

In the United States there is currently an obsession with research that needs to go into the study of acupuncture in order to realize just how beneficial the process can be. However, even before the full benefits of acupuncture could be realized within the United States the whole process of the therapy is about to change. Even though this change has not been real widespread, one of the major changes within the acupuncture world is the fact that lasers have now been added to the already overly-complicated technique of acupuncture. There are many reasons why lasers have been added to the process and some of those reasons will be focused on within this article. But the fact of the matter remains that the whole face of acupuncture has changed, but whether it has been for the better or for the worse still remains to be seen.

Why Lasers Were Added

There are many theories on the issue why laser acupuncture evolved into the United States, but the most popular theory and perhaps the most reasonable one, states that laser have been added to the acupuncture process in order to be more accurate in the treatments of patients. For example, many people already know that sticking and pricking needles into a body can be a hard process to duplicate over and over. However, with lasers that are added to the process they can be pricked into the body through the use of a laser beam and computer. The laser beams are not only beneficial to the whole process of acupuncture because the lasers can be adjusted to each individual’s body, but they have also been beneficial because it is the quickest way to undergo acupuncture therapy.

How Lasers Have Changed Acupuncture

Many traditional people who have been advocates of acupuncture for quite some time in the Chinese culture have said that the addition of laser therapy to acupuncture techniques have been great for the growing number of people that have shown an interest in the healing technique. On the other hand, there have also been acupuncture professionals who have said that combining two totally different forms of therapy should never have been done. The main reason that laser therapy is guarded against when using acupuncture is the fact that the whole acupuncture process has not yet been mastered by many people in the United States. This addition to the whole process will not only complicate matters, but it will also make the original procedure of acupuncture a lot more difficult to perform.

All things considered, though, it is definitely true that many people agree that laser therapy, combined with acupuncture therapy, are two totally different therapies that should or should not have been added together. Even though there are plenty of differentiating opinions on the matter, what matters most is whether the process of acupuncture and the effectiveness of the treatment is any different with the lasers added. Many people say that it has taken away the effectiveness of acupuncture, but it is ultimately up to the person to realize whether or not acupuncture has changed!

10 thoughts on “Laser Acupuncture?

  1. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours these days, but I never found any fascinating article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the web can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  2. Anybody out there that can help,
    Ten years ago l went to a Doctor /Acupuncturist to be treated for fybromyalgia. l was given laser in conjunction with needles. 12 hrs later my face was burning, and very painful. l have natural red hair and had really white milky skin free from freckles. l have not been able to wear any moisture . l used 2 blobs of Creme de La Mare over my eyebrows 4 years ago and my eyebows became swollen and l feel a burning senation all the time. l have lost most of my eyebrows. The skin weakened and the eyelids dropped. All this sounds cosmetic, but believe me l am less concerned by my physical appearance, my main concern is is the constant pain. Three weeks ago l went to my GP. with conjunctivitis. He perscribed l put two drops into my eyes, and 12 hours later my cheeks, around my lips and nose were throbbing with nerve pain. My cheeks, above my evebrows, are inflammed and are burning. Now it is nerve pain, like neuralygia l took 2 antihistamines but no relief. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  3. Acupuncture is really a good alternative medicine technique for common ailments such as allergies, minor headaches and pains. I have been practicing acupuncture for 4 years now.

  4. I have used traditional accupuncture with varying degrees of success for over 15 years. I found it to be very effective in pain relief and joint healing. It helped tremendously with migraine headaches (almost never have them anymore) and in conjunction with massage, healing tendinitis of an elbow (completely healed).
    So you can see that I might be very open to laser acupuncture. Frankly, while I might try it in healing or helping with joint or limb pain, I don’t think it is advanced enough at this stage that I would trust my vision to it. There are too many unknowns and too many practicing lasik without really being trained adequately to avoid and to correct “mishaps”.
    I can wait another 10 years for the techgnology to mature. By that time they should be able to treat those of us who can’t see distance now, to see both up-close and far away as our eyes degenerate with age.
    I want it done right, rather than right now.

  5. acupuncture needles are EXTREMELY thin, like a human hair, getting needled feels like a mosquito bite at most, sometimes you can’t feel them at all, depending on the sensitivity of the area.
    acupuncture in america has a BAD reputation, american doctors are ok to use acupuncture, even though they have no idea what they’re doing – ah, the beauty of the AMA.
    originally, in China – around 6,000 years ago, by records, acupuncture combined with tai chi to make the deadliest martial arts fighting style, now called dim mak. Still practiced by the Buddhist Monks of Tibet as well as as the Shaolin monastery – to only the most gifted students.
    If you’re doing acupuncture and the practitioner isn’t Chinese, Japanese, or has went to a school of such origin, look elsewhere, otherwise, try them out. Some are definitely more skilled and better than others.
    In short, if they went to an American school, are an american dr. – MD., or Korean, steer FAR AWAY from them ! VERY DANGEROUS.
    The laser acupuncture is new to me, haven’t tried it yet, but will next month. It is supposed to have 3 – 4 times the effect of normal acupuncture, with a longer duration of the effect, around 4 – 5 times longer ! Also, no needles, no pain.
    Anyone can stick some points and you will get good benefits. ANYONE. BUT, the key is, how long do those results last ? A good practitioner will get you and you won’t be back for 4 – 6 months. It is good for EVERYTHING, including cancer. But prevention is the key and this is where Chinese acupuncture shines- along with amazing healing benefits.

  6. Thanks. I just want to comment that most of laser acupuncture is done with “cold” lasers. These are essentially flashlights similar to laser pointers. They produce very bright light of 660 nm (red) or 830 nm (infrared), which is hard to feel. It doesn’t produce any burning or heating.
    Secondly, I agree that because the nature of intervention changes, the result would change also. I have heard an opinion from a laser acupuncture practitioner, that there is a difference between effect of lasers vs needles on regular and so called “extraordinary” acupuncture points.
    All this is very interesting. I agree that much research needs to be done and that no treatment is expected to be fail proof. If lasers can produce positive effect, they have to be taken with caution.

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