Painless low-level laser therapy applied to specific acupuncture points on the ear, arm and leg can dramatically reduce or alleviate stress by stimulating the body’s natural feel-good neurochemicals. The procedure is completely safe and pain-free. Many patients experience a sense of deep relaxation during and after the treatment.
Although there are many different symptoms associated with anxiety, often the root cause is an inefficiency in the back of the brain. This inefficiency results in the client not being able to find “peace in their head”. Sometimes the specific symptoms are also associated with other areas of brain inefficiency such as the frontal cortex. In some cases behavioral treatment is also required to correct the habit patterns that have developed in response to the anxiety. Such conditions as nail-biting, eating disorders and phobias respond well to this combination of laser and behavior therapy.
Exposure to traumatic conditions such as interpersonal violence, automobile accidents, or natural catastrophes can have a disabling effect on many people. The response to exposure to these stressful conditions is associated with the person’s stress tolerance, a condition directly related to the anxiety disorders. The same conditions that make a person prone to anxiety symptoms are those that make a person vulnerable to being disabled by traumatic stress. The treatment of traumatic stress likewise is most efficient when laser therapy is combined with behavior and cognitive therapies.