Acupoint Laser Therapy

How does Acupoint Laser Therapy work?

Acupoint Laser Therapy is an alternative treatment to traditional needle acupuncture. This non-invasive technique uses laser stimulation to excite precise points on the body, the same points used in traditional acupuncture, to activate their functions and affect deep tissue layers. Acupoint Laser Therapy improves blood flow which increases oxygenation of tissues. It also reduces the amount of waste products produced and increases the amount of metabolic waste the body can remove, so there is a systemic benefit. By stimulating the release of naturally occurring pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances, acupoint laser therapy may decrease the amount of pain medications needed to treat these animals. 

***NOTE IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS SPEAK TO YOUR VETERINARIAN WHEN DOING ANY COMBINATION THERAPY***

What can Acupoint Laser Therapy Treat?

Just like traditional acupuncture, acupoint laser therapy is used to prevent and treat a variety of diseases while improving the overall health and well-being of the patient. It can be used in all of same situations as traditional acupuncture including but not limited too:

  • Abdominal (GI) Issues

  • Anhidrosis (non-sweating disease)

  • Arthritis 

  • Calming

  • Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Decrease Nausea 

  • Decrease Muscle Spasms

  • Improves Indigestion

  • Joint Inflammation

  • Lung Disorders

  • Reduces Anxiety 

  • Stimulating Brain Function

  • Tendonitis

What to expect during Acupoint Laser Therapy session?

Depending on the conditions being addressed, the actual session may last 20-30 minutes. Normally, the patient becomes very relaxed. Dogs normally fall asleep and horses will often lick their lips and yawn.

How long after Acupoint Laser Therapy session will it take to see improvement?

Often you will see some kind of improvement after the first session but many times it will take several treatments to see a notable difference. Protocols may involve one to three sessions per week for several weeks. Often, the number of sessions is tapered off as the animal improves, so visits are scheduled less frequently. The effects of acupoint treatment are cumulative so there is a benefit to repeated sessions, but the goal is to achieve the greatest degree of improvement and maintain that level with the fewest treatments necessary.