by Zack Roe LaPointe

July 7, 2019

The perfect alternative for those who are nervous about needles or are needle-sensitive!

The physics of lasers were first imagined by Albert Einstein in 1916. Einstein proposed when a photon of the correct energy level collides with an atom which is energized under the right conditions, two photon of precisely the same energy would be emitted. He called this 'stimulated emission of radiation'. L.A.S.E.R. stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. More than one hundred years later we are now using lasers to heal the body.

Therapeutic lasers have become increasingly well accepted throughout the world, and are being utilized to treat a vast array of health conditions. A laser is an amplifier of light. Lasers work by transmitting energy through tissue layers of the body and "wake up" the cells which can reduce inflammation and pain. I like to use lasers to treat people for pain relief. Acupuncture may precede, follow, or be given in combination with laser therapy. Laser therapy adds energy to cells and tissue locally, the effectiveness of needling may be enhanced following laser therapy.

Lasers are a good strategy for needle phobic people. Gua Sha, the scraping of a tool across the skin, can also be helpful and add to the pain relieving effects of acupuncture or laser therapy. Gua Sha increases blood flow superficially, and it can follow laser therapy. Also tui na, Chinese Medical Massage and moxibustion, the burning of an herb over the skin can also follow laser therapy. Some common conditions that can be treated with cold laser therapy are as follows: Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Detox, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Intestinal Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Sinusitis, TMJ, Tennis Elbow, and Toothache/Facial pain.

Practitioners: Zack