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This work evaluated the effects on relieving pain in cutting in the paw of rats, using acupuncture (Chinese needle treatment) performed with lasers instead of needles. This procedure is commonly performed with a laser that emits red light, but other lasers that emit light of other colors can also be effective in reducing pain after surgery. The results showed that the green emission laser was effective in reducing pain and controlling inflammation when compared to the red emission laser. Thus, the green emission laser light source may be another option for the possibility of pain treatment in public health services.

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Why is it important?

Use of Green Laser on acupuncture points relieving postoperative pain and comparison with more researched Red Laser.

Perspectives

Better spread the use of low power laser in acupuncture, experimenting with other wavelengths such as green.

Professor Marcos Aurélio Teixeira
Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic Campinas - São Paulo - Brasil

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This page is a summary of: Comparative analysis of two laser wavelengths in the stimulation of acupuncture points for analgesic effects in an animal model, Journal of Biophotonics, October 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/jbio.202100213.
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