Laser Acupuncture

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Laser acupuncture is versatile

Laser acupuncture offers a needle-less approach to pain relief and facilitates the healing process for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries.

It’s versatility extends to treating a wide range of conditions, with its application not limited by a definitive list.

This modality is especially well-suited for individuals with needle-phobia, children, those taking blood-thinners, and situations involving swelling or inflammation.

Biological Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy

Background Information
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of a laser light beam to promote tissue regeneration, reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. The laser beam used for this purpose is of 660nm wavelength, which stimulates biological reactions. It leads to increased cell growth, wound healing, suppression of inflammation, tissue regeneration and repair.
At this wavelength, it does not produce heat so as to cause tissue injury. Hence, this laser (LLLT) cannot be used for cutting, ablation or vapourising, such as required for hair, mole or tattoo removal.

The Science Behind
Light is absorbed by a mitochondrial enzyme cytochrome-c-oxidase, (COX) within the cell, to generate electrons, leading to the production of energy packets called ATPs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) provides the energy for gene synthesis and chemical reactions ultimately leading to beneficial effects such as cell proliferation, wound healing and tissue regneration. Chronic pain reduces with suppression of inflammation.

Practical Applications
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to have pain relieving, anti-inflammation and bio-stimulation effects.
These effects can lead to pain relief, nerve growth, decrease swelling and recovery from muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries.
This LLLT treatment has been used for open wound healing, TMJ dysfunction (temporomandibular joint), muscle strain and other soft-tissue injuries.
Further advances in the future is expected to LLLT being used for serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack and degenerative brain diseases.

Scientific References
Jan Magnus Bjordal, Rodrigo Alvaro Brandão Lopes-Martins, Jon Joensen & Vegard Vereide Iversen (2010) The anti-inflammatory mechanism of low level laser therapy and its relevance for clinical use in physiotherapy, Physical Therapy Reviews, 15:4, 286-293, DOI: 10.1179/1743288X10Y.0000000001

Farivar S, Malekshahabi T, Shiari R. Biological Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy. J Lasers Med Sci 2014;5(2):58-62

What Clients Say

ElizabethG-301 16/08/2022

I have had normal acupuncture before but electro-acupuncture is currently much more successful. The pain in my neck has gone and the pain in my shoulder is reducing rapidly. I would certainly recommend electro-acupuncture to anyone with a pain problem. The treatment is painless and actually quite relaxing! It has the added advantage of being drug free.

Rose H – 21/09/2022

Dr Kumar has provided my mother with excellent treatment. He was extremely professional, kind and empathetic towards her on all occasions. The treatment Dr Kumar provided was very successful, my mother is pain free and has her quality of life back again.
We would definitely recommend this service.
Thank you Dr Kumar

Harry H – 09/08/2022

Dr Kumar has provided my mother with excellent treatment. He was extremely professional, kind and empathetic towards her on all occasions. The treatment Dr Kumar provided was very successful, my mother is pain free and has her quality of life back again.
We would definitely recommend this service.
Thank you Dr Kumar

Abbi H – 29/06/22

I was very nervous as it was my first time getting electroacupuncture. Dr Kumar reassured me that we would be going at my pace & it would be in my hands. I am excited to get back and continue with my treatment.

Valerie B

I have just finished a 6 week course of electro acupuncture with Dr Kumar. The results are amazing I had been in so much pain since Nov 2021after a fall. I landed on my shoulder and the pain in my shoulder and clavicle was really really painful 😥…well after the 6wks I’m pain free and sleep very well.I wish I had know about this treatment sooner, I would definitely recommend electo acupuncture to anyone with pain.Dr Kumar is very professional also friendly and explains everything that is happening and puts you at ease.Ive also enjoyed the chats 😊…Thank you so much Dr Kumar…kindest regards Valerie Brownson

Carol Brown

Has helped me with back pain and am sleeping much better.
Have had back pain for about 20 years and neck pain for a year. Continuing treatment for neck pain as it brings me a lot of relief.

Rose H

Excellent service

Dr Kumar has provided my mother with excellent treatment. He was extremely professional, kind and empathetic towards her on all occasions. The treatment Dr Kumar provided was very successful, my mother is pain free and has her quality of life back again.
We would definitely recommend this service.
Thank you Dr Kumar

Sharon B

I was in a lot of pain before I had this treatment. After having 1 session, it took away 90% of the pain. I would recommend anyone who is in a lot of pain to have this done. I was really nervous before but while Dr Kumar started it I realised it didn’t hurt and wasn’t uncomfortable. He is a lovely Dr and I will certainly be going back for more.