Laser Acupuncture

How Laser Works

Besides practicing traditional acupuncture, I use Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also called “cold laser”. Used in acupuncture for more than 30 years and gaining popularity, the laser works as a replacement or as a complement to the needles. This therapeutic choice is perfect for people who are scared of needles or in a weakened state, children, babies, and cases of acute traumatic wounds, when the insertion of needles in the body is countraindicated.

Main indications

  • Rheumatology, arthritis, tendinitis and other “itis” diseases, carpal tunnel.
  • Plantar fasciitis, Lenoir’s facet
  • Sports-acquired pathologies or trauma, inflammation, whiplash, bone fracture
  • Dermatology: scarring, burns, eczema, herpes, etc.
  • Tinnitus, otitis
  • Lifting acupunctural
  • • Most pathologies treated by stimulating acupuncture points (see Conditions Treated)
  • Contraindications: pregnancy; cancer; heart diseases; epilepsy.
  • Precautions : dark hair, melanomas, tattoos, dark hair


  • Increases metabolic activity by stimulating adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which gives cells the energy needed for chemical reactions
  • Anti-inflammatory action reduces swelling and pain caused by tissue and joint inflammation thus allowing for movement and reducing the need to apply ice as soon as possible
  • Anti-pain function applied on known acupuncture points in order to activate releasing of endorphins and enkephalin
  • Local muscular relaxation function; loosens trigger points loosens trigger points
  • Increases cicatrization speed, stimulates development of fibroblasts and accelerates synthesis of collagen in damaged tissue while avoiding formation of fibrous scar tissue
  • Tissue repair: causes increase of blood flow towards affected zones.

Sources: Études scientifique sur Center for cooperative medecine

Références laser

Device : POWERLASER™ PL500 Classic (MkIII): 500 mW, 808 nm – Laser type: GaAlAs – Frequencies: 5, 15, 50 Hz and Continuous wave.

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Nancy Mongrain, Ac. 2012