What is Photonic Therapy?
Photonic Therapy is a scientifically advanced form of acupuncture using light, instead of needles, to stimulate recognised acupuncture points. It offers a safe, painless & effective treatment method, which promotes healing and largely eliminates the need to suffer pain. It is very effective for humans, horses, dogs and cats.
The energy of light (photons) is transformed into electrical energy by the connective tissue under the skin. This electrical energy is transmitted to the brain by the nerves. Acupuncture points are known to be areas in the skin of increased electrical conductivity, the stimulation of which can change a body function. By stimulating these certain skin areas, we can change the perception or messages the brain is receiving. This causes the brain to release certain chemicals, pain killers and anti-inflammatories, which activate the body's healing processes.
Photonic is applied to any form of imbalance or stress in the body and when applied correctly can help attain optimal health and general well-being. It can treat illnesses, injuries and is wonderful for post-surgery as it increases the speed of healing, reduces pain and can prevent arthritis from forming.
Photonic can have an effect on a number of conditions within the body. It can help maintain normal body processes and cellular turnover to stay healthy with regular use. Using Photonic can help calm nerves and decrease pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow to the nerves so they can heal.
By using Photonic this will increase blood flow to any given area of injury or imbalance and the body can heal itself.
Not many dogs enjoy needles. Photonic Therapy is an advanced form of traditional complementary medicine using red light to stimulate recognised acupuncture points along the body. Rather than stimulating acupuncture points with needles, a special red light is used. The dogs appear to be quite relaxed as its non-invasive, non-painful and is totally safe to use. Photonic provides relief from pain and promotes healing.
How Does Photonic Therapy Work?
The safe, low frequency red light (not laser) is applied to the skin at very specific points to stimulate the autonomic nervous system as well as the spinal nerve transmission which supports the healing of conditions and injuries in animals. The light stimulates the skin and cells to trigger a chemical (ATP) which signals the brain to release endorphins, anti-inflammatories and serotonin and by doing this will assist in eliminating toxins and improving cellular uptake of nutrients. This then will reduce pain, swelling, inflammation and increases circulation and relaxation.
Healing with light dates back to ancient Egypt where people journeyed to various temples devoted to the healing power of sunlight.
In this modern day, many advancements in technology have allowed leading scientists and physicians to use photonic red light therapy in many practical health applications including animals. It is widely used now on humans, cats, dogs, horses, birds, livestock and wildlife with outstanding results.
An interesting fact is that NASA uses red light therapy in zero gravity to expedite the wound healing process for their astronauts.
Conditions That Photonic Therapy Can Help With
Photonic Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions in dogs such as:
Other Benefits to Photonic Therapy
Photonic Therapy compliments other Natural Therapies including Hydrotherapy. A combination of therapies designed for dog’s individual needs and circumstances can see the dog gain maximum health benefits.
We offer Photonic Therapy at K9 Swim, a session costs $40 and bookings are essential. We will discount your photonic session by $10 if its booked with a Swim or Water Treadmill session.
We can also put a package together for you. Call us today for more information
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Hi I'm Sharon Osmond the owner and founder of K9 Swim. The Splash Blog is where I share tips and information on dog's health and safety and some fun facts and stories.