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Forget The Needles – Laser Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years.

By stimulating specific “acupoints” on the body with needles, skilled acupuncturists say they are able to produce a wide assortment of benefits for their patients – everything from relieving migraines to curbing nicotine addictions.

But there are a couple problems with acupuncture: Getting stuck with a sharp needle isn’t very pleasant; and forget about trying to do traditional needle acupuncture yourself. Even if you could locate the correct points (assuming they are located on an accessible part of the body), it would still require an extreme amount of skill to do it properly.

Laser acupuncture – Thanks to the pioneering research of Dr. Larry Lytle, the many benefits of acupuncture are now available to everyone without the need of sharp needles or highly-skilled practitioners through the miracle of bio-stimulating light.

“I have devised a small hand-held diode laser that can stimulate the acupuncture points with a beam of light tuned to a specific frequency that benefits the human body and which you can easily use yourself,” says. Dr. Lytle, who has authored several books on the health benefits of low-level laser light, including Low Level Laser Application Guide, which includes a section that shows the points that can be activated with low level laser light as a substitute for needles.

“One simply aims it at the area of the acupuncture point and switches on the laser for 30 to 45 seconds,” he says. “The comforting therapeutic and preventive medical effects that result often amaze practitioners who administer low level laser therapy on their clients, as well as those who use it on themselves.”

More than 2,500 studies have been conducted worldwide, which have shown that low level lasers:

  • reduce pain by stimulating cells to produce their own endorphins, a natural pain killer
  • promote faster healing by stimulating cells to increase the production of two major healing enzymes by as much as 75 percent
  • reduce inflammation by as much as 75 percent
  • increase bone repair speed
  • relax muscles and muscle spasms
  • decrease swelling
  • enhance the immune system by increasing the number of “killer” cells by 400 to 900 percent
  • most importantly, re-energize cell membranes to allow transport of essential nutrients across cell walls (nutrients will not cross an injured or sick cell membrane, thus slowing healing), allowing a healthy new cell to grow

Dr. Lytle says that to be healthy, the body’s cells need exactly the right kind and amount of energy. Every time you get injured or become sick, the energy flow to your cells is disrupted. Until the proper type and amount of energy is restored, you will remain sick or injured.”

“That’s the beauty of the bio-stimulating light waves emitted by low level lasers,” he says. “The waves increase blood circulation and re-energize the cells in your body with just the right kind and proper amount of healing energy. Properly used, low-level lasers can restore the correct energy flow to every cell in your body.”

Dr. Larry Lytle received his DDS Degree from the University of Nebraska in 1964. He then practiced dentistry in Rapid City, SD from 1964 to 1998. He also earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition in 1979 and provided nutritional consulting in conjunction with his dental practice. He also developed patents for low-level lasers and has published the “Low Level Lasers User’s Manual”, “The Healing Light”, and other books on the therapeutic application of low-level lasers.

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