Acupuncture (non-needle, laser, electric) is an ancient oriental healing technique based on the Taoist philosophy of balancing energy meridians within the body, thus allowing the body to heal itself. Fine needles are painlessly inserted at key points corresponding to body organs to relieve pain and cure disease and dysfunction. Related techniques include the use of low voltage, electric current (electro acupuncture) or massage at key points (acupressure). Laser acupuncture is a form of acupuncture stimulation which has proven to be a safe effective alternative to standard acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture works – but it works equally well with or without needle penetration.
The earliest experimental application of low power laser in medicine was first reported in 1968 by Endre Mester in Hungary. He described the use of Ruby and Argon lasers in the promotion of healing of chronic ulcers. In 1974, Heinrich Plogg of Fort Coulombe, Canada, presented his work on the use of “needleless acupuncture” and pain attenuation. The first clinical applications of the GaAIAs diode laser appeared in the literature in 1981. more at www.iama.edu
Atlanta Chiropractic Group focuses on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.