Treatment for Depression 5/5 (43)

1st place ribbonWe had a Laser Case Study Contest that generated some amazing stories of how Laser therapy helped their patients.

There were lots of great entries, here are the top three!

Third Place – Topic: Healing: “The Scar that Wouldn’t Heal” by Martha Hall, L.Ac.

Second Place – Topic: Pain & mobility: “She Walked without her Walking Sticks” by Debra M. Ashcraft, MD

First Place – Topic: Depression: “I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too!” by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.


Enjoy Dr. Victor’s entry!


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Jackie Victor3I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too!

by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.


Chief complaint:

Severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts


This 16-year-old male patient has had several bouts of severe depression and anxiety during his young life, to the point of suicidal thoughts.

The mother called me at home (during my daughter’s high school graduation family celebration supper) in tears. Her son was so severely depressed he hadn’t come out of his room for days and was refusing any type of treatment. She was fearful he was becoming suicidal again. Depression points

He finally relented and told her he would accept one acupuncture treatment if I went to their house NOW…so I excused myself from our guests, picked up my Red and Blue lasers, Stimulus Pro, needles and other supplies and was there in a flash.


Laser Treatment: 20 seconds per point.

Manic-Depressive Disorder:

  • Sishencong
  • GV 20, St 40
  • BL 13, 20, 23


  • Yin Tang
  • CV 17
  • HT 7

Depression AurAuriculotherapy:

  • Auriculotherapy protocol for Depression

THEN, I left my lasers with the mother and told her to treat the exact same points I had treated on his body with the lasers (I gave her clear instructions) and do the same for the Auriculo treatment.

She was to treat him every day until I could see him again in a few weeks. (I was leaving on vacation and hoped he would see me upon my return).


1 WEEK LATER the mother posted a picture of her son on Facebook…I was so relieved I had tears of joy. He was feeling so much better he decided to create a costume and participate in an Anime event in another city with his friends!


I bumped into the mother the other day at our local Natural Foods store…the other customers probably wondered what all the hugging, high 5’s and animated talk about the wonders of acupuncture and lasers were…but that’s OK, that happens when you have amazing tools to work with!

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Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach

For 20 years, Alan worked in the corporate world as a director of sales and marketing. He made a career change in 2003, returning to complete his Masters degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. As a marketer and Exercise Physiologist, Alan spent the next four years working with Healthcare practitioners to increase patient volume, satisfaction and retention. He now works directly with clients of Miridia Technology to promote their practice and patient experience. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish and assists in developing our Latin-market presence.

5 Replies to “Treatment for Depression

  1. Thank you for your interest in my case. Yes, red laser was used on all points. I had brought both lasers with me, but in the end, used the red for all of the points with great results! I have been using the lasers for many different cases, all with great results…for example, my 82 year old father had hip replacement surgery on Friday and of course I have been using laser therapy on him 🙂 He has been recovering so quickly we think he will be released today, just 2 days after surgery…I’m convinced laser had a part to play in his speedy recovery! 🙂

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