Laser Therapy, also known as photo biomodulation, can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities (both western and eastern) to manage pain, inflammation, and to promote healing. Laser therapy uses light waves of a specific wavelength which causes endorphin release, muscle relaxation, decreased inflammation, and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Laser therapy is a safe and effective way to help a number of conditions both acute and chronic. Dr. Kristen uses a Multi Radiance Veterinary laser which is a handheld laser with programs that can be used for a number of conditions. She also has a special acupuncture probe that allows Dr. Kristen to perform laser acupuncture. This is great for patients who will not tolerate traditional acupuncture needles overall or in certain locations. Conditions laser therapy treats: ● Arthritis ● Hip Dysplasia ● Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) ● Hot Spots ● Lick Granulomas ● Otitis Externa (Ear infection) ● IBD ● Asthma ● Gingivitis ● Tendonitis ● And many more Laser Therapy can be used as a treatment modality on it’s own, however, it is even more effective when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities. Dr. Kristen will often recommend laser therapy with her acupuncture patients as an “add on” therapy.