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Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used procedures in the world, originating in China more than 3,000 years ago.

The acupuncture technique most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needle at a specific acupuncture " point".

More than 2,000 acupuncture points have been identified on the human body. The acupuncture points act as doorways which can be opened or closed to increase or decrease the amount of energy flowing through the "meridians". A meridian is an energy highway which brings energy to every system of the body. Acupuncture is believed to keep the normal flow of energy unblocked, and maintain or restore health to the body and mind.

Dr. Jaakkola also utilizes the Erchonia PL-5 cold laser (pictured at left) to balance acupuncture meridians and treat a variety of conditions. Low level lasers penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring abnormal cellular function. Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, increased circulation and tissue healing. Treatment times with this method are as little as seconds to a few minutes. Low Level Lasers are safe, non-toxic and non-invasive. There has not been a recorded side effect in over 1700 publications.

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