Photonic therapy involves the application of light to particular areas of the skin which have increased electrical conductivity. This particular therapy can produce a wide range of physiological results.
During photonic therapy; the energy of the light (photons) is transformed into electrical energy by the connective tissue under the skin. This electrical energy is then transmitted to the brain by the nerves. This stimulates specific combinations of points on the skin which cause the brain to release particular hormones and other chemicals to relieve pain, increase immune responses, and promote healing.
One of the key differences between acupuncture and photonic therapy is that photonic therapy does not involve the use of a needle to stimulate an acupuncture point. Instead, a metal torch with a red light on the tip is held to the skin on this point for a few seconds. The light is then moved to the next appropriate point until all the necessary points have been stimulated.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, this is a safe, pain-free, non-invasive treatment method.
It is easier to stimulate inconveniently located acupuncture points, or points that, whilst very effective, would be painful if stimulated with a needle.
- This is an excellent method to treat children, babies and teenagers.
- Photonic therapy can also be done seated on a chair or while lying down on a bed, so it is can be very suitable for people with limited movements.