• 3633 West Lake Ave, Suite # 307 Glenview, IL 60026
  • info@lifebalanceclinic.com
  • 847-724-1777

You may have heard of low-level (or cold) laser therapy as a cosmetic treatment, or in the local news for assisting in recovery. Laser acupuncture therapy combines Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques with the amazing benefits of laser light. Depending on the frequency used, laser light has a wide range of health benefits, and laser acupuncture treatment delivers these directly to your meridian channels where much of our energy circulates. 

Indications for Laser Acupuncture 

There are many reasons why patients seek laser acupuncture in Chicago. For example, research shows that laser acupuncture effectively relieves pain and inflammation, including in conditions ranging from injury recovery to tendinitis to asthma. 

Additionally, laser acupuncture is indicated in neurological conditions that involve paralysis, overactivity, or both. Clinical studies show reduced muscle spasms in children with cerebral palsy, and faster, improved recovery after stroke. As for overactivity, migraines and trigeminal neuralgia can be effectively relieved with laser acupuncture.

In a way, laser acupuncture acts as regenerative medicine, too. Its ability to enhance cell regeneration indicates its use in poor wound healing and scar reduction. Through improving circulation throughout the body, laser acupuncture can be an effective treatment for slow exercise recovery, fatigue, chronic wounds, and cold extremities. Improved regeneration and circulation can help a number of skin conditions, too, such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. 

Benefits of Laser Acupuncture Treatment 

Why seek out laser acupuncture therapy in Glenview, IL? 

  • No risk of infection. Weber “needles” placed on acupuncture points do not penetrate the skin
  • No physical penetration equals no pain, making laser acupuncture treatment suitable for patients with a low pain threshold, as well as children and older adults. 
  • No side effects
  • Up to 12 acupoints can be treated at the same time
  • We use both red and infra-red lasers, which have different penetration levels and benefits. 

How is Acupuncture Performed? 

In our clinic, we use the new development of multi-laser-systems adds completely new possibilities to its benefits, and who can respond. Now up to 12 points can be treated simultaneously with a high energy density, through our Weber needle system from Germany. 

The Weber system features 12 lasers that can be attached to the skin and set of red and infra-red lasers, in a range of power levels. After a detailed consultation to find the underlying causes of your condition from a Chinese medicine perspective, we set the weberneedles system to the right frequency and power level. Then, we attach the lasers to the right acupuncture points with adhesives instead of needles. Treatment sessions generally last 20 minutes, then the lasers are removed. You will be given glasses to stop the laser light from damaging your eyes if you accidentally see them during treatment. 

Life Balance Clinic is one of the first acupuncture offices in Illinois who started offering Laser Acupuncture treatment. If you are considering acupuncture treatment for yourself or family members, give us a call and schedule a consultation with our lead doctor - Vadim Dekhtyar, DACM. 


Laser acupuncture is a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the biological effects of laser light. The benefits of laser therapy: no side effects, no risk of infection, well suited for pain-sensitive patients and children, laser-specific positive and additional effects. Areas of application: All indications of traditional acupuncture, such as pain management, arthritis of all kinds, migraine / headache, trigeminal neuralgia, asthma, dermatology: eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic wounds, acne, herpes, gingivitis.
Laser acupuncture uses specific light frequencies that stimulate acupoints without penetration, but with the same (and sometimes more) benefits. It is needle-free and pain-free.
No; as there is no penetration, you won’t even bleed a small amount. You may notice side benefits such as improved energy and circulation, however.
Laser acupuncture in Chicago generally costs $70-100 per session, with some clinics charging up to $150.
Many conditions require 6-12 treatment sessions, which may be twice or even three time per week. Depending on the nature of your complaint, you may no longer need laser acupuncture, or benefit from less frequent sessions, such as every several weeks.