Calandra Center for Health & Wellness is now offering LifeWave phototherapy patches to our patients

LifeWave phototherapy patches work by focusing and reflecting the body’s own infra-red light back into the body to stimulate acupuncture points. Using light rather than an acupuncture needle to move energy through meridians is not new.

Acupuncturists sometimes use laser light to stimulate acupuncture points. In Colorpuncture, a system for utilizing precise frequencies of light and sound energy for healing, a main treatment method is to apply light of specific wavelengths to acupuncture points on the body. So it’s not a big stretch to incorporate the technology of LifeWave phototherapy patches into acupuncture treatments. We see them as another tool for moving energy through meridians to achieve desired health outcomes.

Before deciding to offer LifeWave phototherapy patches at CCHW, Teri tried the patches for herself and with a few established patients to verify their effectiveness.

LifeWave patches create an option for patients who for any reason wish to minimize office visits and would like some of the health benefits of acupuncture at home. The patches can be used between regular office visits to help patients stay ahead of symptoms, for example when being treated for pain. The patches work to help keep the energy moving through the meridians, reducing the pain, until you are able to come in for a session.

Different LifeWave patches are designed to have particular energetic effects at the cellular level, for example, to stimulate glutathione production in the body. Find out more about the different types of LifeWave patches here. We can help you decide which patches might be most effective for your current health needs.

If you’d like to try LifeWave phototherapy patches, ask us about them next time you come in for your regular appointment. Or, you can set up an introductory consultation, available either remotely via video conferencing or in person in the office. CCHW offers LifeWave patches as a treatment tool within the context of a TCM assessment and treatment plan, under the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist.

LifeWave phototherapy patches can be a flexible and cost-effective option for serving your health needs, especially when combined with our expertise in TCM and acupuncture. Because LifeWave phototherapy patches work with the body’s own energy, it is highly recommended that you work with a qualified health professional to monitor and help adjust patching protocols to fit your individual needs.

Teri Calandra Dipl.Acu, MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, RMT

Teri began her studies in energy medicine as part of her own personal development journey, and continues to to learn and integrate that knowledge into her practice. Teri is the founding practitioner of Calandra Center for Health and Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed by the State of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).