Laser Acupuncture for Mental Stress and Tension
Previous research has shown that acupuncture can help ease anxious feelings by acting on areas of the brain known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation and deactivating the ‘analytical’ brain, which is responsible for mental stress and worry.
While the components are much more complex, acupuncturists believe that by balancing qi correctly throughout the body (including “circulating the blood,” warming, etc.), and responding to diagnoses using these acupuncture points has the potential to provide a safe and effective relief.
Value of Laser Acupuncture for Mental Stress
Assuming that laser acupuncture is effective, however, it represents a very valuable mental stress protocol. That’s because laser acupuncture provides three separate benefits that are important to those living with mental stress:
Laser Acupuncture is designed to be an immediate response. While not every session provides complete and full relief right away, as soon as you leave an Imagine Laserworks centre (and in some cases the next morning), the occasional blue feeling should be diminished. Compare this to long term treatments that generally require you to work on your mental stress a little at a time over a long period of time.
The Value of Laser Acupuncture for Mental Blues
The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes acupuncture as a complimentary session for 104 conditions, one of those conditions being mental sadness. It is important to understand that according to researchers, low levels of serotonin in individuals can make an individual prone to addiction, depression, crime, etc.
The reason for some individuals having lower levels of serotonin has not yet been determined. These same researchers hypothesized that it could be genetically related, but the environment, in the form of a physical or emotional trauma could possibly trigger it. Many believe that the reason acupuncture (laser therapy) helps to relieve mental sadness is because it stimulates the release and synthesis of serotonin. Acupuncture (laser therapy) also causes the release of endorphins in humans and noradrenaline – nor epinephrine in animals. In general, “increased levels of serotonin and endorphins are consistent with emotional well-being.”
Many other scientists acknowledge the need for more research in this area in order to establish the exact mechanisms of these neurotransmitters, and how they are linked to acupuncture (laser therapy). After reading through many studies it seems that several scientists are willing to acknowledge the use of acupuncture as a help for mental stress.
Many studies even report that acupuncture is as effective in treating mental sadness as antidepressants. According to researchers traditional treatments for sadness, such as psychotherapy and pharmacology, work for roughly 50% of the patients who finish the treatment. There are many patients however, who do not finish these treatment because of unbearable side effects or disillusionment with their medication or psychotherapy treatments. More research definitely needs to be done to better understand acupuncture’s (laser therapy) effect on depression, but it looks like acupuncture (laser therapy) can develop into a very promising help for depressive disorders.
Laser session may not work for all patients, but it is definitely worth trying, since it is painless, inexpensive and free of side effects.
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