They Come in Pairs

Hello Again,

In yesterday’s post, I discussed a bit about paired opposites, and hinted at a new technology I’ve been working on. Today, as promised, I’m going to tell you all about it.Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 4.48.24 PM

Opposites in Balance

First, let’s recap yesterday’s post, which started with salt and pepper, and essentially said this: In acupuncture, as in all other parts of nature and the universe, we encounter paired opposites. Dark and light. Cold and hot. Yin and Yang. And one of the keys to the delicate balance we call health, is striking the correct balance between all the paired opposites in our bodies.

In a word, it’s all about balance.

Now, I’m sure this doesn’t come as any surprise to you if you’re at all familiar with AcuGraph, where the whole focus is on the global balance between the meridians. And as you probably know, at the most basic level, deficient meridians need to be tonified, and excessive meridians need to be sedated. Of course, you can get a lot fancier than that, but we’re just talking about the essence of balance. Tonify and sedate. Treat what is out of balance.

This discussion of treatment brings us to my next topic: Lasers.

Lasers in Acupuncture

IMG_9273For years, I’ve been a strong proponent of laser acupuncture. I love the speed, ease, convenience and safety of lasers, and I especially love the results. Patients love the results as well, particularly when they don’t have to be stuck with needles! Like it or not, needles are still the public’s number one concern about acupuncture.

So back in 2004, when I found I wasn’t very satisfied with most of the lasers available, I designed and developed the QiPulse laser. It’s been a great product and a stellar success. We regularly hear glowing (pun intended!) reports from our users about how much they enjoy their QiPulse lasers, even if they can’t pronounce the name. (In case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “chee-pulse.”)

As the name implies, the 635nM wavelength laser light is designed to provide a “pulse” of Qi. This particular wavelength of light is very stimulatory in the body. It stimulates and moves the Qi in the meridians. It is primarily tonifying.

So What’s the Opposite?

cloudheartObviously, the opposite of tonification is sedation. For years, it’s been known that blue light has a sedating and calming effect. In fact, I recently read that blue lights were being installed in Tokyo train stations in an attempt to calm travelers and hopefully stem the high number of suicides suffered in Tokyo. Blue is the color of the sky, the color of the ocean in sunlight, and the most popular favorite color in the world. We universally seek the calming, peaceful effect of blue.

So I set out to find a way to combine the calming, sedating effects of blue light with the penetrating power of a laser. I knew if I were successful, such a combination would result in a sedation laser to complement the tonifying effects of red laser light and activate the balanced opposite principle in laser acupuncture.

Unfortunately, blue lasers have not been readily available. The nearest miss was a violet/UV laser that was more purple than blue. Due to the intricate physics required to create coherent laser light, you can’t just order whatever color you want. And blue has been a hard one to develop. But fortunately, after years of research, laser developers have produced a true sapphire-blue laser process that produces pure, coherent light at the 450nM wavelength. Perfect.

 

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450nM Wavelength Pure Blue Laser Beam

 

As soon as the blue laser modules became available, I began development of a new laser product, designed specifically for sedation. I’ve worked on it for nearly a year, and I’ve recently completed testing of the final prototype.

Today, I’m very pleased to introduce the QiCalm Blue Laser.

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Featuring the same durable, all-metal construction and latching on/off switch as the QiPulse red laser, the QiCalm blue laser is the first of its type available anywhere. It’s the perfect compliment to the QiPulse red laser for matched tonification and sedation. If you’ve never seen (or felt) pure blue laser light, its an experience you won’t forget.

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If you already own a QiPulse laser, the QiCalm blue laser completes your laser acupuncture repertoire by providing the missing half of the treatment equation: Sedation. By adding this revolutionary technology to your practice, you’ll be positioned to provide complete laser acupuncture when you need to, whether the treatment calls for tonification or sedation. Balanced opposites. The essence of Chinese Medicine and good health.

If you don’t yet own either of these powerful lasers, we also offer them as a Matched Professional Laser Set.

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We’ve just received our first shipment of QiCalm lasers, and they’re available for immediate shipment as single units or in matched sets. Unfortunately, quantities of this rare laser are limited, and orders are limited to stock on hand.

They’ll sell out quickly and there’s a long lead time to get more, so I suggest you take a look now if you’re interested in a laser anytime soon.

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.