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Low-Level Laser Therapy

Quick Facts About Low-Level Laser Therapy

How It Works

Welcome to the cutting edge of technology and healthcare. Lasers are traditionally known as precision instruments that are designed to cut and cauterize. These types of lasers are referred to as “hot” or burning lasers. A cold laser is one that operates at the same level of precision but in a non-burning fashion – hence the name of “Cold Laser.” This simply means that this category of laser does not generate heat. What it does generate is a proven and effective method for increased healing in the body.

Lasers work on two basic principles; they INCREASE CELLULAR REGENERATION and INCREASE CELLULAR COMMUNICATION. Your cells need energy to heal. Research has proven that use of the laser increases the energy that is needed by every cell in the body to perform every function, to maintain health and well-being or to regenerate and heal themselves after injuries.

Your cells also need to communicate to each other properly. Sometimes when cells are injured severely, they lose this ability to communicate and the laser helps to restore this vital communication.

FAQ's on LASER

Q: WHAT DOES LASER STAND FOR?

A: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Q: WHAT IS LOW-LEVEL LASER DOING?

A: Low-Level Laser Therapy restores health by removing the underlying causes of ill-health by decreasing inflammation, increasing oxygen and blood flow, promoting muscle calcium uptake, and increasing neurotransmitter release.

Q: HOW DOES THE LOW-LEVEL LASER WORK?

A: Laser light passes through the skin and stimulates the cells energy production center, called the mitochondria, creating more energy, better cell communication, improved tissue growth, enhanced cell nutrition, and extended cell life.

Q: HOW DOES LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY STRENGTHENS MUSCLES?

A: Low-level laser light enhances cell energy by stimulating the cell energy center, the mitochondria, to generate energy the nerves use to strengthen the muscles.

Q: HOW CAN LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY PENETRATES THROUGH CLOTHING?

A: Low-level lasers emit 45 billion light particles, called photons, every second, and, even though clothing restricts laser light from reaching the skin to some degree enough photons pass through the clothing to create a therapeutic effect.

Q: WHY CAN’T I FEEL ANYTHING DURING A LOW-LEVEL LASER TREATMENT?

A: You won’t feel the low-level laser light because it doesn’t create heat or vibrate the tissue because of its low power. After low-level laser treatments people often experience less pain, more strength, and better joint movement.

Q: HOW CAN A BENEFICIAL LOW-LEVEL LASER RESPONSE OCCUR IN A MATTER OF A FEW SECONDS?

A: Low-level laser light stimulates cell receptors to increase cell energy production and any time one cell is stimulated to create energy, many other cells will also be stimulated to produce more energy.

Q: WHAT ARE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY?

A: Additional benefits of low level laser therapy include increased protein production, healthy cell growth, wound healing, circulation, tissue regeneration, and immunity.

Q: WHY AREN’T OTHER DOCTORS USING THIS TECHNOLOGY?

A: In 1998 the Erchonia Corporation designed the first line-generated “laser light” source that enable doctors to treat over a larger surface area. Although this innovative approach to care is highly effective the science of how it works is relatively new and presently not taught within a majority of healthcare institutions.

Q: WHY NOT USE A LASER POINTER?

A: A laser pointer, even one that is an actual laser with perhaps the correct wavelength, doesn’t have enough energy to create a therapeutic effect.

Q: HOW FAR DOES THE LOW-LEVEL LASER PENETRATE?

A: Laser light doesn’t need to penetrate to the injury site to restore health as once the laser light stimulates the original receptors the receptor stimulate non-laser cells triggering healing responses at the injury site.

Q: HOW LONG DOES A LASER TREATMENT LAST?

A: Clinical studies show that positive laser results can be immediate and last many weeks or more but like many therapies, laser may require several treatments to effectively resolve the underlying causes of pain and loss of function.

Q: WHEN DO YOU USE THE LOW-LEVEL LASER?

A: Immediately after a new injury, to speed healing and preventing muscle weakness, restoring joint and stopping further injury. Low-level laser should also be used with chronic injuries to reduce pain, improve muscle strength, and increase joint movement.

Q: WHY NOT JUST TREAT THE POINT OF PAIN?

A: Fastest healing occurs when both the point of pain and nerves associated with the point of pain are treated simultaneously.

Q: WHY NOT RECEIVE JUST ONE TREATMENT?

A: Although the literature supports that one treatment of low-level laser therapy can generate a significant improvement in pain, strength, and joint movement, long-term pain relief often requires multiple treatments.

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