What Is Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT, Cold Laser, or Soft Laser) operates on the principles of the ancient healing art of Acupuncture without needles. LLLT is painless, non-invasive, and drug free. They are also called bio-stimulating lasers or Low Intensity Lasers. Their biological effect is not thermal, as is the case with surgical lasers and they can be used for the stimulation of cell function. Low Level Laser therapy is therefore considered a non-medical procedure. The treatments penetrate into tissue and initiate a process called photo-bio-stimulation (stimulates cell function with light).The process helps stimulate the release of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are our body’s natural opiate (pain killer) and mood enhancer. The laser treatments focus on acupressure points on your hands, face and ears. How The Laser Works: Low-level light therapy uses cold laser light energy and /or LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) to direct bio-stimulating light energy to the body’s cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. Low-level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. The optimal window of energy lies between 600-900 nm. Photonic energy (electromagnetic/light energy) is absorbed by the photo acceptor sites (receptors) on the cell membrane, triggering a secondary messenger to initiate intracellular signals that initiate, inhibit or accelerate biological processes such as wound healing, inflammation, or reduction of pain and cell growth. When used at specific rates, the laser optimizes the immune responses of the tissues. This has both anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulative effects . It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy .