Needleless Laser Acupuncture Specialist

Edwin F. Barry, DC, DABCO -  - Pain Management Physician

Avalon Laser Therapy

Edwin F. Barry, DC, DABCO

Pain Management Physician & Laser Therapy Specialist located in Voorhees, NJ

Dr. Barry provides state-of-the-art needleless laser acupuncture for his patients from in and around Voorhees, New Jersey. Appointments are available at his practice, Avalon Laser Therapy, which is convenient for people from throughout Camden County and the greater Philadelphia area.

Needleless Laser Acupuncture Q & A

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that has been used for thousands of years to treat pain and stiffness, as well as manage acute and chronic illness and disease. Acupuncture involves the gentle and accurate insertion of thin needles into the tissues beneath the skin to stimulate the natural healing responses of the body. Acupuncture is a mainstay of Eastern and integrative medicine and is an effective treatment for a variety of ailments.

What Is Needleless Laser Acupuncture?

Needleless laser acupuncture is a noninvasive form of acupuncture that provides a great alternative to those who are afraid of or squeamish about the use of needles. While traditional acupuncture is typically painless, Dr. Barry wants to ensure the comfort and effective treatment for all of his patients. Needleless laser acupuncture is delivered with tiny laser diodes focusing a beam of light onto an acupuncture point, stimulating it in a way similar to the acupuncture needles. The laser beam is a visible red light cool to the touch. If it is focused on the acupuncture point for 10 or more seconds, it may heat up the acupuncture point slightly. This warming effect varies from person to person. A twenty-minute application produces the same effect as inserting a needle into that point.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Acupuncture?

The benefits of Laser Acupuncture are similar to traditional acupuncture. At Avalon Laser Therapy, Dr. Barry uses the laser system to treat many conditions including knee pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, and more. Needleless acupuncture is especially effective at providing pain relief. The laser unit can be used to treat pain conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and many types of arthritis. Needleless laser acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, promote wound healing, and speed up soft tissue repairs.

How is Laser Therapy Administered?

Treatment is very simple: Dr. Barry places the diodes on the surface of the skin at the associated points for the specific condition, and they are held in place by special disposable adhesive pads for the duration of the treatment, which is approximately twenty minutes.