About Laser Therapy
Energetic medicine is based on the theory of BIOPHOTONS. There is an intricate web of cells that comprise the human energy field which transmits and receives energy across the electromagnetic spectrum. Biophotons are coherent, directional, monochromatic, and organized light which originate from the DNA of cells. Biophotons activate and direct our physiological processes at the speed of light. Biophotons are similar to a laser beam in this way.
A laser amplifies light. It requires an energy source, an amplifying medium and a pair of mirrors where one is fully reflective and the other is partially reflective. L.A.S.E.R. stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
A population inversion in the contained medium provides a reservoir of highly charged atoms and photons to sustain laser emission. A laser has the unique property of coherence. The light beam is both directional and in phase. Laser light is also monochromatic and emits pure light at a specific wavelength. Wavelengths are measured in nanometers and concentrate greater power in smaller wavelengths.
The power density of a laser beam is inversely proportional to its spot size. Therapeutic lasers utilize non-ionizing radiation. A laser is a device which produces electromagnetic radiation in the light band. Application of low levels of electromagnetic energy influences cellular physiology. When a photon is delivered, energy is absorbed and it changes to heat oscillations. Low level visible red helium neon lasers with high energy density of laser light provide electromagnetic radiation. This is a form of energy FLUX which can be understood in two ways… a) partially as a wave, b) partially as a flow of particles. Absorbed energy may get new forms of heat oscillations. Light is a wave like motion where the photon oscillations take place in polarizing plane.
Skin is permeable at the optical window. The laser light causes photobiostimulation at astounding depths of penetration. The dosage is critical for effective results. After diagnosis of the patient, the practitioner must determine the correct dosage by considering the following variables: Wavelength (constant or pulse), milliwatts, seconds and frequency. The acupuncturist will detect and locate hot points with an electro dermal measurement device and prescribe treatment intervals.
Laser auriculotherapy targets acupoints in the ear and meridian points in the body. The ear acts as a reflex point.
Auriculotherapy focuses on the use of the ear as a localized reflex technique that modulates the central nervous system and endocrine organs.
Auriculotherapy derives it’s explanations for effectiveness from both Western neurology and traditional oriental medicine.
Western Neurological studies have observed that the ear provides access to the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. It has been effective in creating relaxation of many physiological systems, which can reduce pain, stress and cravings. Lasers are an ideal modality to safely stimulate these points to aid those suffering from addiction.
Naturopathic practitioners observed that the ear can be compared to an inverted fetus. Auriculotherapy is a complimentary medicine and is effective as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach. The efficacy of Auriculotherapy has been evaluated and it is an effective form of pain relief and addiction treatment. Auriculotherapy is a complimentary medicine and is effective as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach. The efficacy of Auriculotherapy has been evaluated and it is an effective form of pain relief and addiction treatment. The nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) conveys impulses from the blood vessels, the heart, and all of the organs in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis through nerves to other parts of the brain.
These impulses elicit largely automatic or reflex responses, thereby promoting appropriate reactions of the heart, the vascular system, and all the organs of the body to variations in environmental temperature, posture, food intake, and stressful experience.
Thus the autonomic nervous system is a regulator of homeostasis and balances the body’s nervous and hormone systems. There are two major components of the autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems. The sympathetic nervous system stimulates physical activity, “fight or flight” responses, and heavy emotion. Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, on the other hand creates relaxation, healing, digestion, and sexual arousal. One reason that this nervous system is so intimately involved with laser auriculotherapy is because these nervous pathways convey stimuli resulting in largely unconscious, reflex, bodily adjustments such as in the digestive functions of the stomach and intestines, the rate and depth of respiration, and dilation or constriction of the blood vessels. Thus they can aid in the regulation of eating and smoking addictions. The ear can be used to treat health conditions in many parts of the body. The points in the ear connect to reflex centers in the brain that send neurological stimulation to the spinal cord and the rest of the body. This is especially profound in regards to the stimulation and balancing of the sympathetic and parasympathetic parts of the central nervous system. Auricular reflexes are activated when health problems in a specific part of the body induce reflex reactions in the external ear, manifested as localized changes in tenderness, circulation, and electrical activity. Medical problems cause changes in the pain level of these ear reflex points. Endorphins are naturally occurring morphine-like molecules that relieve pain in a manner similar to opiates. LASER Auriculotherapy causes the systemic release of endorphins into the blood while balancing the autonomic nervous system. The health condition of addictions can be affected by stimulating the ear points and facilitating a balancing of the autonomic nervous system and endocrine systems. LASER Auriculotherapy can lead to improvement in the functioning of the human body. Stimulation of specific ear reflex points that correspond to a particular area of the body may correct imbalances of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system while creating a feeling of wellness and relaxation. The affect is to create a more balanced neurological and hormonal condition throughout the body. There are physiological changes which effect addictions. Frequency of treatments depends upon the motivation of the patient and severity of the health condition. The patient needs to be educated to come back for a touch up if psychological factors overpower a patient’s physiology.