• FAQ

    • What Is Laser Acupuncture Therapy?

      Laser Acupuncture is a form of Laser Therapy that has the added benefits of treating the whole body, not just the area of pain or discomfort.  By treating the whole person, we are able to help patients heal better and faster.

      The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines Laser Acupuncture as:  The use of a low intensity laser light (also know as photo-bio-stimulation or cold laser) to stimulate acupuncture points, instead of using needles.

    • How Do Therapeutic Lasers Work?

      Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by “injecting” billions of photons of visible and/or invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in the body naturally.

    • How Long Have Lasers Been In Use?

      Medical lasers have been in clinical use since 1960 in 30 different countries by hospitals, doctors, therapists and professional athletes. The equipment used in this clinic has approval in the EU, FDA and Health Canada. The type of laser used for Laser Therapy/Laser Acupuncture is very different (power,wavelength, medical use) than the lasers used in surgery, dentistry or hair removal.

    • Does Laser Acupuncture Therapy Hurt?

      Laser Therapy/Laser Acupuncture is painless. It is non-thermal (does not heat up) and it does not pierce the skin like needle acupuncture.

    • What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Laser Acupuncture Therapy?
      • Treats the whole body, not just the site of injury or pain
      • Reduces healing time and eliminates pain
      • Restores normal range of motion
      • Enhances the immune system
      • Non-toxic and non-invasive
      • No side effects or pain
      • Reduces the need for surgery
      • Extremely safe (Health Canada approved)
    • What Are The Biological Effects of Laser Acupuncture Therapy?

      Anti-Inflammatory – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.

      Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light induces temporary vasodilation (increasing blood flow to damaged areas)

      Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” feeling limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection and regeneration to bring the numb areas back to life.

      Faster Wound Healing – Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.

      Increased Metabolic Activity – Higher outputs of specific enzymes; greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for all cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).

      Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

      Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.