Acupuncture points on the external surface of the ear are stimulated to alleviate pathological conditions in other parts of the body. Ear acupuncture points only appear when there is some physical or functional disorder in the part of the body represented by that region of the ear. There is no evidence of an ear acupuncture point if the corresponding part of the body is healthy.
Auriculotherapy with laser therapy can remotely stimulate a part of the body that is too painful to treat directly and tends to relieve certain conditions more rapidly than body acupuncture. In addition, using laser therapy to stimulate ear acupuncture points has been found to produce more effective results than needle stimulation of the ear.
Low-level laser therapy promotes the body’s natural healing process at a cellular level by treating the source of the condition, not the symptoms. The laser therapy technology is a safe alternative to needle acupuncture, medication or surgery.
We can treat over 180 conditions and use the latest laser therapy (low-level laser) technology, as our tool of choice for treatment.
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Dental Pain
- Neurological Disorders
- Stress Related Disorders
- Psychological Disorders
- Eyesight Disorders
- Hearing Disorders
- Nose and Throat Disorders
- Skin and Hair Disorders
- Heart and Circulatory Disorders
- Lung and Respiratory Disorders
- Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders
- Kidney and Urinary Disorders
- Abdominal Organ Disorders
- Gynecological and Menstrual Disorders
- Glandular Disorders and Sexual Dysfunctions
- Illnesses, Inflammations and Allergies
Laser Therapy (Low-level Laser/Cold Laser)
Laser therapy promotes the body’s natural healing process at a cellular level by treating the source of the condition, not the symptoms. The laser therapy technology is a safe alternative to needle acupuncture, medication, or surgery.
Laser therapy is a well-established therapy for many conditions. The laser light penetrates tissue where it is absorbed by the cells and effectively stimulates healing and promotes the production of ATP (the cell’s energy molecule) and protein, as well as assists in the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of wastes.
Laser therapy is a well-established therapy for pain management and the rehabilitation of numerous injuries. The laser light penetrates tissue where it is absorbed by the cells and effectively stimulates healing and rapid pain relief. It also promotes the production of ATP (the cell’s energy molecule) and protein, and assists in the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste. When injured cells are able to repair themselves, increased mobility and pain relief are achieved.
Conditions & Injuries:
Laser therapy stimulates the damaged cells to promote re-growth and healing rather than hiding the pain and works best on pain associated with soft tissue conditions. The most common areas of treatment are:
- Back Pain
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee & Leg Pain
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Plantar Fascitiis
- Post-Surgery Pain
- Tennis Elbow
A low-level laser is used to stimulate specific acupuncture points on the ears, face and hands, which releases the body’s own natural endorphins, and has a calming effect on the central nervous system. This release of endorphins also replaces the physical dependency on nicotine and helps to alleviate the cravings, anxiety and other withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.
In addition, the stimulation of these points on the skin and underlying muscles activates the nerve pathways that travel from the nerves to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the brain. These altered neurological reflexes then transmit messages to higher nervous centres (Laser Therapy – Clinical Practice & Scientific Background: Tuner & Hode, 2002).
Each laser therapy treatment takes about half an hour and there is no discomfort during or after the treatment. Even after one treatment, the effects can last from 30 to 45 days. Laser therapy is also the only smoking cessation treatment that helps to suppress the appetite and reduces stress and anxiety associated with quitting smoking.
Not all people react in the same way to laser therapy, and one person may not always react the same way after each treatment. As well, some pharmaceuticals can interfere with the laser therapy treatments and produce varied results. The vast majority of our clients do experience very positive results. Certain medical conditions may impact the effects of a treatment and sometimes additional treatments given a few days apart can help achieve optimal results. If optimal results are not achieved, we may (at our discretion) offer additional free treatments.
Our laser therapy for smoking cessation has up to a 73% success rate, far above any other methods commonly used for quitting smoking. Commonly used nicotine replacement therapies such as the nicotine patch (13%), nicotine inhaler (17%), nicotine gum (18%) and nicotine nasal spray (24%) do not even compare (Nicotine Replacement Therapies in Smoking Cessation – A review of Evidence and Policy Issues: Canadian Council on Tobacco Control, 2000).
Our results are based on tacking our client’s success between 3 and 6 months after a course of treatment. During this period our treatments have been concluded and the client is a non-smoker all on their own. It allows for a small amount of recidivism (falling off the wagon) but eliminates most.
We cannot offer a 100% guarantee that you will quit and stay quit since a lot depends on your will to quit. We will always work with you to the best of our abilities to help you achieve your goal of becoming a non-smoker.
For more information on auriculotherapy and laser therapy please visit: Alberta Laser Therapy