Laser Acupuncture, Low Level Laser therapy (LLLT), is the treatment of various conditions using laser to bring about a photochemical reaction at a cellular level. The laser light penetrates into tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that influences the course of metabolic processes.
Specific advantages of laser therapy include painless and often immediate analgesic effect at the time of treatment, dramatically shortened recovery time with rapid reduction of swelling and inflammation, non-invasive and patient friendly treatment.
Laser needle therapy can be employed for nearly all acupuncture treatments as up to 12 acupuncture points can be simultaneously stimulated. Knee and back pains as well as headaches or migraines and allergies are the most common clinical uses. The treatment times and the point selection criteria are equivalent to those of classical acupuncture.