What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) entails the application of laser light, instead of traditional acupuncture needles, to influence the flow of current at the acupuncture points. It is also used directly over lesions, burns, injuries and other disorders in order to stimulate healing at the damaged site. Often the preferred treatment for painful conditions, LLLT treats conditions as diverse as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis of the knee and chronic headache in children. As an alternative to needle-phobic patients, it has been shown that LLLT causes an almost equal response as regular acupuncture done with needles. My personal experience remains that acupuncture is a more widely usable treatment modality than cold laser. that said:
☛Double bind studies have shown that acupuncture and cold laser had virtually the same effects on brain pattern activity.