Laser acupuncture is a popular alternative or complement to needle based acupuncture techniques. An infrared laser is used to stimulate acupuncture points or areas of tissue. Laser acupuncture is very popular with clients anxious about needles, for treating children, as well as for sports injuries and performance athletes.
Laser acupuncture is non-invasive, often with little or no need to remove clothing. Laser provides rapid pain relief and can markedly speed recovery time from illness or injury. It is especially of use for inflammation, swelling, poor wound healing, scarring and pain.
Laser therapy is also an important part of cosmetic acupuncture treatments and is known to increase collagen formation, lessen wrinkles and the signs of aging, stimulate epithelial activity, reduce cellular substances, reduce scar formation and soften pre-existing scar tissue.