Acupuncture is a principle, not a technique. Therefore, there are many ways to stimulate an acupoint other than a needle, just as there are many different strokes used in swimming.
We offer two primary methods of stimulating an acupoint:
1) with the use of very slender painless needles or
2) without needles using laser with microcurrent stimulation - this method will not felt by the patient. Therefore a child or adult could receive Acupuncture treatment without the use of needles and the treatment will be just as effective as needle Acupuncture. The accepted name employed by those who practice the principle of Acupuncture without the use of a penetrating needle is called "Meridian Therapy". The principle of Acupuncture does not change, only the technique applied to stimulate the acupoint. Learn more about this method at www.IAMA.edu and just click on "Laser Acupuncture" on the left side column of the home page of this website.