Although I have studied and practiced acupuncture using needling technique, I soon revised my application with the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) utilizing a special trigger point/ACU point locator built into the laser probe. I found that not only was I getting similar results as using needles, but I also could treat the same points in nearly half the time. This type of acupuncture has been used around the world for many years now.
I have the highest regard for traditional acupuncture, but in most cases in the programs that I use, I simply find that LLLT acupuncture gets the same results only quicker and is more efficient and patient friendly. There are a lot of people out there that would try acupuncture if it weren't for the "needles".
So in conclusion, I would say if someone wants to experience and use traditional acupuncture on their condition, then that's great. But, if they prefer to use laser acupuncture, that's also great! I believe this is a "means to an end" of people being made more aware of alternative and complementary therapies, whichever way they choose, traditional or laser. Whilst I do believe in our national health and western medicines, there are a lot of short falls, people should not forget that there are different ways to tackle their problems and it is all too easy to go to the doctor, take some chemicals and hopefully get better. Whereby, as complementary and alternative therapists tend to look more holistically at a problem and root out the cause not just treat the symptoms, promoting also the use of homeopathic remedies. Acupuncture has been accepted within the national health system, this is after years of clinical trials and studies, which is ironic when one thinks about it, as acupuncture was around nearly 3500 years before our modern medicine!
Unique Smoking Cessation Program - for this very successful program, I use specific acupuncture points which help to 'curb' the smoking habit, reduce anxiety, stress, detoxify and raise endorphin levels. The meridian acupuncture points are on the hands, nose and ears. This takes about forty-five minutes, whereas using needles in the same points can take nearly two hours. So if you've tried every which way to quit smoking without success, don't give up, get rid of smoking, permanently, with Laser Acupuncture!
De-Stress and Relaxation Program - this program with additional counselling and remedial therapy is extremely calming. I combine laser acupuncture points and traditional placement of the laser over tight and hyper-tense muscles, this releases trigger points and relaxes the muscles, culminating with a neck, shoulder and back massage with an electronic massage machine, the 'Thumper".
Mild Depression Program - this uses traditional ACU-points with the laser, to de-stress and de-tox the body, combined with an increase in endorphin levels. It has the effect of "well-being" and can be quite uplifting. If the body feels good, then the mind will feel better! Some counseling is also involved to help emotional release.
Addictions Program - this is similar to the smoking program combined with an individual therapy program to help combat obesity, alcoholism and drug addiction. More intensive counseling is involved, and a remedial program is set to assist and combat any long-term withdrawal effects. Combined with a conscious desire to stop, this program will certainly play a major part in helpinWhat part of the body is treated?
How long will it take?
In most cases, one 1-hour appointment is all that is needed to overcome a nicotine addiction. However, if you experience an unmanageable desire to smoke, a booster treatment is available to you.
How effective is it?
Approximately 72% -80% are successful at quitting smoking with just one session. It all depends on your stress level(s) coming into the program and what you go back to, after the program session!