Unlike traditional needle acupuncture, laser therapy stimulates the acupuncture points without piercing the skin. Low level laser therapy works because the laser energy is compatible with our own; it resonates with our cells. The photons emitted by the laser are characterized by being coherent, directional, and monochromatic; this means that all its power is concentrated within a very narrow bandwidth. The bio-photons emitted by low level laser promotes healing at the cellular level by setting up a resonance with the cells.
The energy of the therapeutic laser is gentle and similar enough to be accepted and received by our cells as if it were their very own. As light energy is absorbed, cellular respiration and metabolism increase. The mitochondria (the ‘engine’) of the cell produces more energy and thereby promotes healing.