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For patients who would like to benefit from acupuncture therapy but have an aversion to needles, Golden Proportion Acupuncture offers a few alternative modalities: Laser “Acupuncture” and Piezo Crystal “Acupuncture.” We are excited to be able to provide individuals in our community with options for experiencing some of the benefits of acupuncture without the needles! 

LASER “Acupuncture”

This treatment utilizes the principals of Chinese Medicine (TCM), but instead of needled, acupuncture points are activated by an FDA-approved 635nm fixed focused calibrated red laser device that is applied on the surface of the skin. This wavelength of light has been proven to penetrate at the depth of gentler styles of acupuncture, and the only sensation that is felt during treatment is the cool tip of the laser. Laser acupuncture is also a great option for our littlest patients. 

PIEZO CRYSTAL “Acupuncture”: 

Did you know if you squeeze certain crystals such as quartz you can make electricity flow through them? Or have you ever had an “old school” quartz watch? If the answer is yes, then you have already used Piezo Crystal technology – better known as the piezoelectric effect. The feeling is similar to the small shock you might feel after walking barefoot across a rug. If you are a little more adventurous, but still apprehensive to needles, this is the perfect option for you!  

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