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New Lunar Year, New Light Therapy!

It is the Year of the Rat (or Mouse if you prefer), the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac. It is the beginning of a new 12 year and 60 year cycle, and a new decade. it's a great year to try new things and consider new beginnings. Rats were considered a sign of fortune, surplus and efficiency; as well as reproduction (obviously). This is a propitious year for new ventures in business, family and life!

One of the new ventures happening over here at AB Acupuncture is the addition of low level light therapy (aka Photobiomodulation) as a treatment modality.

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis.

Our cells absorb these light particles at these particular wavelengths and transform that energy into ATP. In the office, we’ve been heating cold abdomens, reducing pain, resolving acne, calming psoriasis flare-ups, brightening skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and soothing winter doldrums with low level light therapy. My unit uses blue light (465nm), red light (640nm), and near-infrared light (880nm) across 345 diodes on a flexible pad which fits around the body to get the diodes as close as possible.

Contact me to see if light therapy can help you achieve your health goals this year.

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