Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This type of radiation is not harmful to the body, but in fact provides stimulation at a cellular level to initiate healing.
LLLT or LILT are interchangeable terms used to describe a technique that stimulates or inhibits cellular pathways to create a healing response. This stimulation or inhibition is applicable to muscular/skeletal issues as well as auricular and body acupuncture.
The amount of time spent on a point or injured target tissue is dependent on the amount of photon energy the unit has the ability to deliver. If you are stimulating acupuncture points you can spend as little as 5 seconds on each acupuncture point and as little as 5 minutes for therapeutic treatments.
Yes. There are numerous clinical research papers showing the safety and efficacy of low level laser therapy. If you would like more information on them, please contact John at Eastern Currents
Laser devices are very easy to use. It will take no more than 5 minutes to familiarize yourself with any of the laser products that Eastern Currents carries before you get started.
One of the benefits of incorporating Laser in your treatment protocol is that it is pain free, the patient doesn’t feel the stimulation of the laser light. Contrary to popular belief there is NO thermal effect of using LLLT or LILT. The one precaution a practitioner and patient must take is to wear safety goggles during clinical use.
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This varies - when treating patients with muscular/skeletal disorders one can often see results in as little as three treatments. In more difficult cases, a greater number of treatments (ten or more) may be required.
If using laser for acupuncture you can expect results the same you would when using needles.
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