Needleless Treatment Options

Acupuncture is one of the most popular natural healthcare options available.  Both modern research and ancient history give acupuncture an impressive record for safety and effectiveness.  

But, some people just don't like needles.  Fortunately for those patients, other options exist:

 

Low-power laser acupuncture

     One of the best options because it is fast, effective, and completely painless.  Laser acupuncture uses low-power laser light at specific wavelengths to stimulate acupuncture points and bring about effects similar to traditional needle acupuncture, but, without the pain or fear of needles.

Cupping

     “Acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured,” is a famous Chinese saying, supporting traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine brings to mind acupuncture and the use of natural herbs as healing remedies. Cupping is a lesser-known treatment that is also part of Oriental medicine, one that can provide an especially pleasant experience.  Cupping therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions.

It involves placing cups at certain points on a person's skin. A practitioner creates suction in the cups, which pulls against a person's skin.

Gua Sha

A healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It commonly involves using an instrument with a smooth edge to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction for the purpose of increasing circulation and releasing stagnant blood and toxins. When more blood and oxygen flow to the area that is treated, the body responds more efficiently and healing can take place.  Gua sha is a simple, safe and very effective way to treat many conditions and promote overall health and wellness.

       Is the laser really
           Pain-Free???


Absolutely.  The low-power laser beam produces no sensation of pain or even heat.  It does no harm to the tissue and is safe for use on sensitive skin and children.
Fast and Convenient


Needle acupuncture often requires the needles to remain inserted for 15-30 minutes.  Laser acupuncture, on the other hand, can often obtain the same results in seconds.  


Because the skin is not penetrated, there is no risk of infection or internal injury.  Similarly, the low-power laser beam causes no damage to or heating of the tissue.  Even injured areas can be safely treated.

Laser acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of issues.  Here is a sampling of them:


*Anxiety
*Depression
*ADHD
*Surgical Pain
*Pain Control
*Digestive complaints
*Headache
*Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

*And more........

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