What is Laser Acupuncture?

Laser acupuncture is an equivalent alternative to needle treatment.

A laser is a device that produces light in only one direction, with only one wavelength, and with all rays leaving the laser at the same time. Laser light is therefore parallel, monochromatic, and coherent. Laser light also differs from natural light by its extreme intensity. A laser can produce visible light or infrared light.

When the laser beam falls on the skin, some of its energy is passed on to the cells. This effect is used to influence acupuncture points and reflex zones, and even focal disturbances in the body. Lasers with specific, specially tested resonance frequencies are also used for diagnostic purposes.

For Children and Those Who Are Afraid of Needles

Your acupuncturist has advised you that the disease of your child should be treated by ear or body acupuncture. Children usually do not like to be needled. Laser acupuncture is an equivalent alternative to needle treatment.

A laser is a device that produces light in only one direction, with only one wavelength, and with all rays leaving the laser at the same time. Laser light is therefore parallel, monochromatic, and coherent. Laser light also differs from natural light by its extreme intensity. A laser can produce visible light or infrared light.

When the laser beam falls on the skin, some of its energy is passed on to the cells. This effect is used to influence acupuncture points and reflex zones, and even focal disturbances in the body. Lasers with specific, specially tested resonance frequencies are also used for diagnostic purposes.

Acupuncture points are connected by energy pathways called “meridians.” If the energy flowing along these pathways is in equilibrium, the organism is healthy. Any imbalance or blockage of energy leads to illness in the long run.

The disease can manifest itself at a site of the body that is very different from that of the existing disturbance. The energy flow can be restored by adjusting the energy at the disturbed acupuncture points with a laser beam.

Depending on the findings of the examination, ear points are treated with laser light of specific frequencies until the energy balance is restored. Like needle acupuncture, the laser treatment should be repeated several times until stabilization of the body is achieved.

The Importance of Focal Disturbances

Successful healing will only be possible if existing disturbances are also treated. At first glance, focal disturbances seem to have nothing in common with the disease process itself. Still, they can affect the body in a negative way so that the body’s own defenses are weakened.

The person easily falls ill or is unable to overcome an already existing illness.

Possibly, the body no longer responds to conventional therapeutic measures. In children, focal disturbances include chronically inflamed paranasal sinuses, inflamed tonsils, scars (e.g., the navel as the first scar of the human body, scars resulting from surgery and injuries), intestinal disorders, and toxic load (e.g., mercury load due to amalgam fillings or acquired from the mother during pregnancy or breast feeding).

Prior to every laser treatment there will be an examination for focal disturbance that can (and should) be eliminated by stimulating the reflex points with the laser.

Who Benefits from Laser Acupuncture?

The laser is predominantly used for treating children. Children of all ages can be treated with laser acupuncture. Starting at age 8-12, treatment with fine needles is more intense than pure laser treatment-as is the case with adults. The effect of the needles can be enhanced by additional laser treatment, if necessary.

Laser acupuncture on the ear or on the body can treat all diseases that are caused by a disturbed (rather that destroyed) body function (e.g., enuresis, stuttering, difficulty concentrating, neurodermatitis and other skin diseases, and allergies).

However, laser acupuncture should only be performed in connection with clinical diagnostic procedures carried out by a physician.

Laser therapy is completely free of pain and is well tolerated even by infants. Laser acupuncture does not damage the skin. However it is absolutely essential to protect the eyes with anti-laser goggles because of the extreme intensity of the laser light.