Elemental Acupuncture & Integrative Health is located in Cowichan Valley, Duncan BC. In person & virtual appointments available.

Healing inspired by Nature.

LED Light Therapy

What is light therapy?

Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.

The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. Light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.

It has been highly researched and is supported by thousands of peer-reviewed and published clinical research papers from prestigious institutions around the world. Other terms by which light therapy is know are photobiostimulation, photobiomodulation, photomedicine, LED light therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy, cold and soft LASER therapy. All terms are correct, have the same meaning and are used to describe the delivery of light energy to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types. There is no harm to the skin as it is not UV ray.

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural bio-stimulatory effect in human tissue. Mitochondrial function and collagen function get highly stimulated by LEDs and produce the benefit of firming, smoothing and brightening the complexion.

Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, boost mitochondrial function, boost collagen production, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness and pain associated with arthritis. Results are typically dependant on frequency of treatments.

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

– Rumi

Please note that we do mostly direct billing so no payment is required if you have full coverage with one of the listed insurance companies below:

The Great West Life Assurance Company, Pacific Blue Cross, Manulife, Sunlife Financial, Desjardins Insurance, IA Financial Group, Johnson, Johnston Group, Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, CINUP, Cowan, First Canadian Insurance Company, Group Health Benefit Solutions, Group Source, Manion, and Maximum Benefit, The Co-operators and all insurance companies covered under the Claimsxchange.

Most of the insurance companies have 80% to 100% coverage. It is a good idea to check in with them regarding deductibles and amount of coverage before your appointment.

MSP covers $17 of 10 acupuncture treatments a year. ICBC covers initial and subsequent visits after accidents and it is covered under most benefit plans.

Payment methods include cash, e-transfer, or cheque.

Celluma is CE Marked in the European Union (EU) as a Class IIa medical device for dermal wound healing and was the first device of its kind to achieve such status. This is a professional, medical grade system to deliver effective results with non invasive techniques.

Celluma PRO LED devices are FDA cleared to treat the following conditions:

Full face wrinkles

Inflammatory acne vulgaris

Diminished local blood circulation

Muscle & joint stiffness

Muscle tissue tension

Muscle & joint pain

Muscle spasm

Arthritic pain

For best results, it is recommended to have treatment 1-2 times per week, 8-12 sessions. Results depend on the frequency and consistency of appointments. Each LLLT session is 40 minutes, or can be added onto body acupuncture treatments which treat root cause issues.

Facial LLLT Treatments include locally made Wildgold Botanicals Rose Dust facial exfoliant to exfoliate before being put under the light. You will receive eye protection to use, although it is NOT UV rays and will not damage your eyes or skin. Eye protection is used only because it is bright lights that may flicker as they emit the diodes and change in wavelengths.

I suffer from PMDD, and Jen has been instrumental in helping me to regulate my menstrual cycle and manage my symptoms.

"She exudes warmth and compassion and I have felt so supported and held throughout my healing journey with her. She has truly been a lifeline for me, and I cannot express how grateful I am to have found her."

I was a little sceptical of acupuncture - until I met Jen.

"I’ve been seeing Jen for 6 months now and going through fertility struggles is tough, but after finding Jen it has made this process a lot less scary. Just having someone who is not only an amazing acupuncturist but a constant support and wealth of knowledge has made this whole process manageable. If you are like me and are unsure if acupuncture can actually help or your nervous, go see Jen she is 100% honest, awesome bedside presence and will set your mind at complete ease! Can’t recommend her enough!"

I’ve only seen Jen for acupuncture treatments a few times now but I’ll be a forever client.

"She is so knowledgeable and is committed to treating her clients as a whole, discovering the true root cause of any symptoms and then treating accordingly. I always leave feeling so much more connected with myself and SO good on all levels; physical, mental and spiritual. Her treatments as a whole have been a guiding light for me on the current path I’m on - can’t wait for more."