All our vets work the same basically, but over time
of course they also develop their own working method for years.
In addition to the classic acupuncture some vets have additional techniques they use.
Aleid Hillebrand uses sometimes a laser pen to apply acupuncture.
“Sometimes I use a laser pen to mark acupuncture points
instead of using needles. Laser light is a different way
to stimulate the points and can therefore also be used for an
acupuncture treatment. ”
For a number of patients this appears to be a solution, because they
for example do not like the needles.
Very frightened animals also benefit from this technique, because they don’t need to be
touched that much.
Aleid: “I also work a lot with rabbits and especially with them I find the
laser very pleasant to work with. Of course there are others too
“non-invasive” ways to stimulate acupuncture points we
also apply to Den Hoek, such as the use of gold and silver
Ankh needles and acupuncture ointment. For each patient I analyse what method is
Since the 1980s and 1990s Laser has been
used acupuncture. In the same period laser light started to be part of
Western medicine too. The intensity of the laser light used for acupuncture
is used, however, is weaker than for regular medicine and is therefore
safe and not painful.
Laser light consists of highly concentrated beams of light and goes
through the skin. The red light has one specific wavelength which
stimulates the cells and the mitochondria in the cells in that area. The light moves
also through the meridian (fascia) and has an effect further down the
Over the past decade, studies have shown increased evidence
that the meridians known in Traditional medicine,
actually the fascia (connective tissue) is around the muscles, bones and organs
sits. Consider, for example, sinews that run through meat and muscle groups and seperate each other
, but also connect them.
This theory of fascia explains why stimulation
by laser light or a needle in, for example, the foot, has an effect on the
organs in the body. The fascia connects everything together.