For some, the use of traditional acupuncture needles to treat their condition is either impractical, difficult or just plain scary. These types of patients include small children, mentally impaired individuals, and people with hypersensitivity issues. For this group we can use cold lasers as a substitute for needling the acupoints. With laser acupoint therapy a highly focused beam of red light is applied to specific acupuncture points, stimulating the point to create the desired effect. Though the results from treatment come a little more slowly, in the end it can be just as effective as traditional treatments. This is a cold laser so the patient feels no discomfort or heat.