What is the difference between using a needle and a laser?
The use of needles in acupuncture is more common than the use of a laser, and is a deeper and stronger stimulation. Needles can reach the deep acupuncture points more effectively than a laser that can be used on superficial points on the face, ear and lower limbs. A combination of the two treatments is often used to optimise the treatment. Laser and acupressure is more gentle for very young, very elderly, and over stressed. I use a combination of acu-therapies and manual therapy (TuiNa or TTouch massage, and motioning or stretching). I also teach clients to do a certain amount of support work with stretches or massage and recommend complimentary physical therapists in certain cases.