Needleless Acupuncture in Chinese Medicine

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Needleless Acupuncture in Chinese Medicine

According to recent statistics, nearly one in 10 Americans and Australians have tried Acupuncture at least once in their lifetime. According to another survey, approximately 25% of the Japanese population uses Acupuncture regularly to treat various acute diseases or manage chronic health conditions. While traditional Acupuncture is effective for many health conditions, Needleless Acupuncture is gaining popularity among needle-phobic patients. This therapeutic protocol is also less invasive and is a safer alternative for those with chronic diseases and bleeding disorders.

How does non-Needle or Needleless Acupuncture work?

Needleless Acupuncture uses acupressure, which involves applying pressure with fingers or pen-like probes to specific points on the skin’s surface without penetrating it with needles. Sometimes, an Acupuncture practitioner may also use special devices that generate mild electrical currents or beams of infrared light to stimulate nerve endings just below the surface of other skin. These types of treatments are sometimes also referred to as Laser Acupuncture or Laser therapy.

Like Traditional Acupuncture, stimulating Acupuncture points with a probe can trigger release of endorphins, your body's natural painkillers, in the brain. These endorphins block pain signals before they reach your brain or spinal cord. In addition, Acupuncture without needles promotes blood circulation to reduce inflammation, promotes tissue regeneration, nerve repair, organ and brain injury recovery, and can help relieve common health issues.

Does Needleless Acupuncture hurt?

Pressing the correct Acupuncture points may cause mild discomfort to some people, while the injured or pain area may experience pain relief. Using a laser pen for point stimulation may reduce discomfort during the treatment session.

What are Needleless Acupuncture's risks?

Since Neeleless use no Acupuncture needles, there is little or no risk of infection.

Does Needleless Acupuncture have any health benefits?

When applied correctly, Needleless Acupuncture treatment can help reduce inflammation and release.

Unlike traditional Acupuncture, which uses needles to stimulate the circulation of the body, Needleless Acupuncture treatment utilizes many alternative techniques that are non-invasive such as microcurrent stimulation, acupoint energy pen, Guasha tool and finger pressure.

Stimulating the Acupuncture points can trigger endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) release. The release of endorphins may, in turn, instantly cause a substantial relief of symptoms. In some cases, Low-level Laser light may be used for scar adhesion treatment and to resolve cysts. 

Does Needleless Acupuncture have any health benefits

Who can benefit from Needleless Acupuncture?

Almost anyone can benefit from Needless Acupuncture!

Needleless Acupuncture is an excellent alternative treatment for needle-phobic people. Needleless Acupuncture is also a safe alternative for specific health conditions such as severe bleeding disorders. In my clinic, I often treat newborns, infants, toddlers, young kids, teens, adults and the elderly who are enduring ongoing health issues such as emaciation, diabetes, recovering from surgery, falls and injury. Regular Needleless Acupuncture sessions can often help balance energy flow, promote blood flow to expedite healing and relieve pain.

Which health conditions can benefit from Acupuncture without needles?

  • Acute Pain and Chronic Pain such as:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back Pain (Upper and Lower Back)
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Migraine Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Stomach Pain
  • Joint pain (elbow, knees, ankle, neck, and wrist, etc.)
  • Scar adhesion Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Emotional Health issues such as:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nervous tension
  • Stress
  • Paranoia
  • Cancer recovery
  • Cardiovascular disease recovery
  • Diabetes sugar control
  • Digestive issues such as:
  • Bloating
  • Constipation, loose stool or diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Gynecological issues such as:
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Infertility issues such as:
  • poor egg quality
  • Low egg reserves
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Lack of libido
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Ovulatory disorders
  • Ovarian cysts and fibroids
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • PMS Symptoms
  • Pregnancy-Related Symptoms
  • Urination
  • Insomnia
  • Male reproductive issues related to:
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lack of libido
  • Infertility such as:
  • low sperm counts
  • abnormal sperm morphology
  • low sperm motility
  • Mobility Impairment (or loss of range of motion) due to Pinched Nerve
  • Muscle Tension, Stiffness or cramps
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain (Acute or Chronic)
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Tendonitis
  • Urination hesitancy or too frequent

How does Acupuncture without Needles compare to Traditional Acupuncture?

Generally speaking, traditional Acupuncture is a preferable treatment method over Needleless Acupuncture for the following reasons:

  • By inserting multiple needles, simultaneous point stimulation is possible. When using Needleless Acupuncture, you can treat at most two Acupuncture points at a time, rendering treatment less effective or requiring more frequent treatment sessions.
  • Using traditional Acupuncture, you can apply specific conventional Acupuncture techniques or methods to treat diseases. Using Needleless Acupuncture, the selection of treatment techniques or methods can be limited.

However, Needless Acupuncture is an excellent alternative for anyone who lacks patience, time for extended treatment or is needle-phobic as they do not have to stay still for long periods.

How often should Needleless Acupuncture treatment be received?

The frequency of treatment depends upon several factors such as age, health status, diagnosis, type of treatment and duration of ailment. Generally speaking, Needleless Acupuncture treatment is given once or twice a week for a minimum of 2-10 treatments for effective results. In case of complicated health issues, you may need more frequent or regular treatments.

Bernadette Yu - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist in Mississauga, ON provides Acupuncture TreatmentTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)Bioenergetic / Biomeridian TestingNutritional CounsellingTreatment for Pain Relief, Fertility Issues, Cancer and Stroke Recovery to clients across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

To know more about Acupuncture Treatment, Traditional Chinese Treatment (TCM), feel free to contact me!