This makes it a valuable option for young children or those with a needle phobia who still want to benefit from acupuncture’s ability to stimulate the body’s own healing response.
The type of laser used in laser acupuncture (Class 3B) are commonly used for:
- Pain relief in the back or neck
- Osteoarthritis conditions.
Laser therapy is also used to reduce pain following an operation and improve tissue healing.
Rachel Edney trained in low level laser therapy with the European College of Laser Acupuncture. She is a member of the British Medical Laser Association.