Infrared light therapy works hand in hand with both acupuncture and cupping to increase circulation and flush away unwanted toxins from the area.

Infrared light therapy provides effective relief for sore, stiff muscles and joints by directing heat deep into the tissues of the body. Light therapy produces heat both at the surface of the skin as well as deep into the tissues below. This increases circulation and brings fresh blood to the area to nourish the tissues and flush away any toxins that may be present. It is effective at relieving the pain and discomfort of ligament damage (sprains and strains), muscle spasms and chronic conditions like rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Using light from the infrared spectrum, this form of therapy works deep below the surface of the skin. It is extremely effective when used in conjunction with acupuncture and other types of traditional Chinese healing methods. By temporarily raising the temperature of the area being treated, it increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles and tissues. Infrared light therapy is ideal for people who cannot tolerate deep tissue massage or require treatment in an area that is not easily accessible.

An acupuncturist may choose to use infrared therapy during acupuncture or cupping session to enhance the benefits of the healing technique. Relaxing the body and the mind prior to a treatment session removes any resistance and will increase the healing benefits the patient receives. Patients who are nervous or frustrated because of their condition and how it affects them, may be anxious or upset during a treatment session. Using infrared light therapy will not only provide a means of relaxation, but will also stimulate the body’s own healing responses.

Infrared light therapy is quite effective when it comes to treating the pain and discomfort associated with nerve disorders. Sciatica and various forms of neuropathy can be effectively treated with light therapy. Chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic neck and back pain also respond well to this form of treatment. Patients with bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and various types of injuries can also receive relief. Edema or fluid build up around injured or damaged joints can also be addressed with infrared light therapy.

Acupuncture uses small, hair thin, golden needles to remove blockages in the body’s meridians and restore the natural flow of healing energy, or Qi. Infrared light therapy works hand in hand with both acupuncture and cupping to increase circulation and flush away unwanted toxins from the area. By relaxing tissues in the area, light therapy makes it easier for unnecessary fluid to be drained away. The reduction in swelling means more nutrients for the damaged tissues and more cell rejuvenation. When edema is present, infrared light therapy can reduce the pain associated with the condition and also help to open pathways that allow the excess fluid to dissipate naturally.

Lucy Postolov has many years experience as both a medical doctor in Russia and an acupuncturist in Los Angeles. She understands the relationship between heat and the healing process. By incorporating infrared light therapy into many of her treatment plans, she is capable of relieving pain and discomfort as well as hastening the healing process. Her proven methods work exceptionally well when combined with the methods of western doctors. She takes every opportunity possible to work with her patients’ other health care providers to offer them the best possible treatment plan. With her vast knowledge of Chinese medicine, she is able to offer her patients options they may have never realized were possible.