Acupuncture and Laser Acupuncture

What is Traditional Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of treatment developed some 3000 years ago. It defines ‘health’ as a state of harmony between the body and its internal and external environment. When such harmony exists, the organism is said to be in balance.

Disease arises when there is an imbalance or blockage that inhibits the homeostatic mechanisms of the body.

Using the meridian system of pathways, all parts of the body are unified. By stimulating specific points along these pathways Acupuncture can be used either Symptomatically or Constitutionally to produce the physiological changes necessary to restore balance and effect a healing response.

What is Laser Acupuncture?

Laser Acupuncture utilises exactly the same principles and laws as Traditional Acupuncture, but has some positive advantages over the use of conventional needles being:

  • Aseptic
  • Non-invasive
  • Painless and with
  • No reported side-effects

Laser Acupuncture is a gentle and effective alternative to traditional acupuncture and as such is particularly well suited for use on the Young, Old or Nervous whether human or animal !!

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser Therapy works on the principle that every cell in the body responds to light -
different cells being activated by different frequencies or different wave-lengths.

Laser Therapy is used to stimulate cells that are working sub-optimally, as in an injured state, by the promotion of the body’s own analgesic, vasodilatory and anti-inflammatory responses.

When stimulated by Laser in this way wound healing is accelerated, thereby greatly enhancing recovery from accidental or post-surgical tissue trauma, soft tissue injuries, torn tendons, scarring or fractures, as well as being extremely effective in neutralising infection or where wounds are ‘non-healing’.

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy may be used independently or in conjunction with each other. Acupuncture works on three levels - physical, mental and emotional - either in isolation or in combination. Laser Therapy, on the other hand, provides a valuable tool to accelerate the healing of many tissue and structural problems. Together they provide a very effective treatment modality covering the entire structure of the body.

Meet the Therapist:

Janet Lloyd-Jones qualified in 1989 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa and subsequently studied TCM at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. She has completed the British Medical Laser Association ‘Core of Knowledge’ and furthered her study of Laser Therapy through courses run by Acu-Medic, Omega Lasers, Thor International and the NHS.

She is a member of The British Acupuncture Council,
The British Medical Laser Association and is an associate member
of The European Laser Association.

In 1996 she was invited to join a team treating both paraplegic and tetraplegic human clients using Traditional and Laser Acupuncture and Low Level Laser Therapy. Now working with Physability-UK, Janet has been re-evaluating a research programme she developed earlier, into the effects of a treatment protocol she evolved using Laser Acupuncture, for the benefit of both paralysed humans and animals alike.

Whilst maintaining her human practice in Nailsworth and work with Physability-UK,
Janet is now is available for consultation on an individual basis at The Tree of Life Centre. She is also embarking on a series of one day seminars at the Centre, introducing
Low Level Laser Therapy and Equine Laser Acupuncture (see our events calendar Newsletter page)
For more information, specific enquiries, or to make an appointment
please contact Jan on 07712 778378.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Does is hurt?

There is a sensation associated with needles, like a tug or pinch under the skin and last only a few seconds - but is completely unlike that normally associated with being injected with a hyperdermic or stabbed by an ordinary sowing needle ! Laser Acupuncture has no sensation and is therefore gentler to use on children, the sensitive, the nervous or the elderly.

What happens during treatment?

Because Acupuncture treats everyone as a complete individual it doesn’t generalise. Therefore the Initial Consultation takes the form of a detail history, followed by pulse taking (on both wrists) and a tongue diagnosis, to gather as much information as possible. Every patient is treated as a complete individual and treatments are tailor-made to their particular needs.

How long do treatment sessions last?

Initial consultation may take up to 1½ hours, whereas follow-up treatments generally take between ¾ - 1 hour

How many treatments does it take?

There is no set number of treatments, or treatment interval - each client is assessed independently each time they attend and treatment is given according to the way in which he/she has responded . Acute problems may be treated more frequently, say once or twice weekly, whilst chronic problems may initially be treated weekly, with the interval time extended, after discussion with the patient, to reflect the easing of symptoms.



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