What may be treated with a cold laser?

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What may be treated with a cold laser?

What is cold laser therapy used for?
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Cold laser therapy is used to reduce the inflammation and swelling of joints, muscles and nerves in patients with arthritis, knee and neck pain, carpel tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, according to Spine-health. Cold laser therapy may also be used as a substitute for acupuncture, states the American Cancer Society. CONTINUE READING
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Considered a nonsurgical procedure, cold laser therapy does not require patients to complete a long-term recovery process that requires physical therapy or the use of prescription or over-the-counter medications, reports Spine-health. To see significant improvement in pain and discomfort, patients may have to complete multiple cold laser therapy sessions, however. In addition, most insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with cold laser therapy, claims Spine-health.
As of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration has reported no potential side effects associated with cold laser therapy. However, because further studies are necessary to ensure patient safety, pregnant women or patients with open wounds or cancerous tumors should not undergo this form of pain management, reports the American Chiropractic Association.
Also, the FDA does not recognize cold laser therapy as a treatment option to help patients quit smoking or as a way to treat conditions such as cerebral palsy, migraines or high blood pressure, reports the American Cancer Society.
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What is cold laser therapy for knees?
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Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can stimulate the muscles, nerves and all other cell types and treat conditions such as knee pain, back pain and arthritis pain, according to Spine-Health. The procedure uses particular light wavelengths to interact with tissue and speed the healing process. CONTINUE READING
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Cold laser therapy helps improve functionality, control spasms, and alleviate pain and swelling in people with severe conditions, states Spine-Health. The treatment involves the use of handheld devices called cold lasers, which are about the size of a flashlight. Doctors place a cold laser on the affected region for 30 seconds to several minutes based on the dose delivered by the cold laser unit and the size of the injured area.
The FDA has approved certain low-level laser devices for relieving muscle and joint pain, arthritis-related stiffness, pain associated with muscle spasms, and neck pain, says Spine-Health. The laser devices can also alleviate pain in the lower back and pain in the hand and wrist caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cold laser therapy does not require a surgical incision or oral medications. It does not result in severe side effects and involves faster recovery time, notes Spine-Health. The main disadvantage is that patients need to undergo eight to 30 treatment sessions as they usually do not experience complete pain relief after the initial treatment.

What are some conditions that can be treated with laser acupuncture?
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The most common use for laser acupuncture is in the treatment of arthritis pain, according to the Daily Express. Techniques used in laser acupuncture are also beginning to be applied to reducing the pain of carpel tunnel syndrome, as of 2015. CONTINUE READING
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This method of pain management is accomplished by shining a high-powered laser beam on sore joints, explains the Daily Express. The lasers stimulate the same parts of the body as traditional acupuncture without requiring the use of needles. Studies show that the use of beams makes the body produce endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers that are released during times of pain and stress. The beams are powerful enough to release the endorphins but not cause damage to the skin like a needle would.

Fertility issues, bronchitus in children and asthma, ADHD & ADD, adictions, alcoholism, obesity, diabetes, pain, headaches, migranes, heres a list:
What can acupuncture treat?

By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
What Acupuncture Can Treat

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a “last resort” to serious and complex medical problems and find that it can help them when other treatments could not.

Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many people see their acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year for a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.

Your acupuncturist will have to look at the onset of your condition and see what your constitutional diagnosis is to determine if Oriental Medicine can help you. Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine how effective acupuncture will be for you without a full assessment. Please contact several licensed acupuncturists in your area for a consultation to find the best suited practitioner for you.

What problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?

The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including:

(This is by no means a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat.)

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Hay Fever
Earache
Nerve Deafness
Ringing in the Ears
Dizziness
Poor Eyesight
Circulatory Disorders

High Blood Pressure
Angina Pectoris
Arteriosclerosis
Anemia
Gastrointestinal Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Spastic colon
Colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Food Allergies
Ulcers
Gastritis
Abdominal Bloating
Hemorrhoids
Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
Endometriosis
Menopause
Fibroids
Chronic Bladder Infection
Complications in Pregnancy
Morning Sickness
Kidney Stones
Impotence
Infertility in Men and Women
Sexual Dysfunction
Immune Disorders

Candida
Chronic Fatigue
HIV and AIDS
Epstein Barr Virus
Allergies
Lupus
MS
Hepatitis
Addiction

Smoking Cessation
Drugs
Alcohol
Emotional and Psychological Disorders

Anxiety
Insomnia
Depression
Stress
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

Arthritis
Neuralgia
Sciatica
Back Pain
Bursitis
Tendonitis
Stiff Neck
Bell’s Palsy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Headaches and Migraines
Stroke
Cerebral Palsy
Polio
Sprains
Muscle Spasms
Shingles
Respiratory Disorders

Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchitis
Colds and Flus
Acupuncture Also Treats

Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
Diabetes
Dermatological Disorders
Weight Control

all of this with 5-8 points in the ear and a laser.

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