Laser Acupuncture & Safety 5/5 (40)

The number one reason people visit a healthcare provider is because of pain. Now consider this: the number one reason people avoid seeing an acupuncturist is because they are afraid of pain!

It is hard to attract patients who are afraid of needles. Fear of needles is real and will cause potential patients to reject even the idea of acupuncture treatment.

There are many ways to move chi and blood in the body! We all know that you can obtain excellent results without needles. Modern research has given us tools that didn’t exist 20 years ago.

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that using laser light instead of acupuncture needles completely avoids your patients’  fear of needles!

But what about the FEAR OF LASERS? 

For decades Hollywood has been making movies depicting the militarized use of Lasers. As lasers became more common, the media saw an opportunity for an intriguing story, so they began asking whether or not Lasers were safe. As a result the public’s first question is: “Is it Safe?”

Glasses 2The answer is YES…followed up with a brief explanation of the different classes of lasers! Class IIIa lasers are very low powered, and are considered “eye safe.” However, direct contact with the eye for over two minutes may cause serious damage to the retina. When used properly, risk can be significantly reduced. Obviously, NO laser should ever be used near, or in, the eye.

BUT, some people need more reassurance to feel totally safe!

This is why we created the QiSafe – Laser Safety Glasses

Even with low-powered lasers, why not avoid as much risk as possible?

With both a red and blue laser, users required two separate sets of glasses, one for the red wavelength and one for the blue. Talk about inconvenient! Fortunately, we’ve solved that problem with these very special, double-coated lenses that block both red and blue wavelengths in one convenient set of glasses. These glasses offer the ultimate protection for practitioners, patients and observers.

Don’t let Laser Safety become an issue for your patients. If it helps them feel more comfortable with the therapy, then have a pair waiting for them in the treatment room.

We’ve kept the price of these glasses low so you can purchase a pair for each treatment room, and a couple for yourself.


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How many patients begin treatment but don’t ever come back because needles freaked them out? This happens in my clinic every now and again. *Not to mention, the number of prospective patients who won’t even walk into the office because they are afraid of needles!

Do you have lasers in your clinic? I’m so glad I do. With the QiSafe glasses…there are no more obstacles to treatment!

Have a great week!

Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac..
Research Analyst


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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

3 Replies to “Laser Acupuncture & Safety

    1. Hello Nick. I do not know what the scope of practice is in New York. I just did a good search with “laser acupuncture in New York” and apparently many practitioners are advertising the use of cold laser. I would check with the board there.

      Best regards~

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