Laser Therapy is a very safe, non-invasive type of therapy that can be used as an alternative to needle acupuncture for a wide variety of people and even animals.
Who can laser therapy help?
Laser Therapy is an outstanding therapy for individuals of any age. Young children particularly respond well to this care. However, people of all ages including the elderly and those who are sensitive or have a fear of needles are great candidates for this type of care.
How does laser therapy work?
After a thorough intake and examination is performed, Dr. Skokos will determine which acupoints must be treated utilizing the laser. Once determined, she will apply the laser beam on each point anywhere from 10 seconds to several minutes—depending on the condition being treated. By using the low energy laser beams, various points are stimulated to create the desired effect. It is an excellent means of promoting “qi” (pronounced “chi”) or energy throughout the body’s meridians and channels. How is this done? The laser beam increases ATP production or cellular energy; promotes oxygen to the area; and improves the production of collagen in various tissues of the body. The end result? Inflammation is reduced; lymphatic activity and cellular metabolism is promoted; circulation is improved; and the immune system is strengthened. Ultimately, the laser therapy assists the body to in less time.
What conditions can it help?
Laser therapy can be utilized for allergies, headaches, infertility, arthritis, colds, pain (low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain), smoking cessation, detox, and even facial rejuvenation (face lift).