Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy
Strengthens the Immune System
Increases Cellular ATP Production
Speeds Healing & Recovery
[up to 50%]
Regenerates Body Tissues
[nerve, organ, muscle]
Releases Myofascial Restriction
Restores Muscle Strength
Decreases Edema & Inflammation
Controls Pain [natural analgesic]
Stimulates Production of Endorphins
Stimulates Nerve Function/Response
Inhibits Acne Causing Bacteria
Naturally Stimulates Collagen
Increases Range of Motion
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also called low-level light therapy (LLLT), is a non-surgical option for chronic and acute pain relief, tissue and cellular repair. It has been used worldwide for four decades and is used widely by athletes and professional sports team to promote healing. The laser therapy works by increasing cellular ATP production, an enzyme used in biological reactions to produce energy. This, in turn, accelerates the healing process of injured and damaged soft tissue.
Studies have shown that different wavelengths of light promote healing of skin, muscle, nerve, tendon, cartilage, bone, and dental and periodontal tissues. LLLT accelerates many stages of healing as it lessons inflammation and promotes and accelerates tissue repair.
During the procedure, a beam of low-level laser light penetrates one to two inches into the skin to the damaged cells and restores cellular function. Physiologic effects include improved cellular metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.
While this therapy is painless, non-invasive and requires no medicine to be taken, it does require more than one visit to obtain maximum results. It generally takes between 8 and 30 sessions and clients may need to return 2 to 4 times a week initially. After a consultation, a personalized wellness plan will be created for you.
Is It Safe?
Yes. The FDA has ruled that the therapy is safe. The only contraindication (warning) is for use directly in the eye.
Effectiveness of Cold Laser Therapy
For years, physicians have been using cold laser therapy on patients who are seeking effective, alternative methods for pain relief. Since 1967 there have been over 2,500 clinical studies published worldwide. Many of these studies are double-blinded, placebo-controlled and have demonstrated cold laser therapy to be a proven method for pain relief.
Whom Does It Help?
Cold laser therapy or LLLT may be helpful for you if you have any of the following conditions:
✓ Autoimmune Diseases
✓ Scar Tissue
✓ Chronic or Acute Pain
✓ Post-Operative Wounds
✓ Sprains / Strains
✓ Disc / Spinal Problems
✓ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
✓ Minor Nerve Damage
and much more!
Tired of living with pain, stress, and anxiety? Your path to true wellness starts here! Let us know if you are ready to take the next step to improve your overall health and well being.
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HOW DO THE LASERS WORK?
These Low-Level Therapeutic Lasers are very complex in their actions because they are designed to stimulate the physiology of the body through a mechanism called biomodulation or photobiomodulation. Biomodulation is the process of changing the natural biochemical response of a cell or tissue within the normal range of its function, stimulating the cell’s innate metabolic capacity to respond to a stimulus. A cell can heal itself by this basis.
When biomodulation occurs from a photon transferring its energy to a chromophore it is referred to as photobiomodulation. These principles of light or energy medicine originated in the quantum physics of Einstein himself. He first introduced the concept of the LASER “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation”. He also stated that every living cell emits radiation called the “photon emission of living cells”, or what we commonly refer to as the aura. Albert Einstein, in 1917, proposed all living and nonliving matter represented dynamic electromagnetic fields, which exist in an electromagnetic environment – the universe! It took nearly 60 years for fellow physicists to begin to comprehend Einstein’s holistic worldview of quantum mechanics, and the relationship between matter, energy, and health.
One of the most important aspects of a physiological dose of therapy is that it is safe. It is safe no matter what the condition or pathology is, no matter what medications the patient is on, no matter what the patient may be allergic to, no matter what, a true LLLT unit will do no harm.
One of the most profound physiological effects of low-level therapeutic lasers is the effect of Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity represents the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity provides a way for nerve cells (neurons) in the brain to respond and compensate for injury and disease and adjust neuronal activity in response to a new situation or to changes in the environment.
Reorganizing the brain occurs by the mechanism of ‘axonal sprouting’ where damaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed. Undamaged axons can also contribute new nerve endings and connect with other undamaged nerve cells, forming new neural pathways to accomplish a needed function. In order for neurons to reconnect or form new connections, the neurons need active stimulation. LLLT provides one of the most powerful stimulants for Neuroplasticity known today and it provides that stimulation in a safe, therapeutically correct, organized manner.
When photobiomodulation occurs, the photon activates a chromophore, amino acid, nucleic acid, or molecule. Activation of a single enzyme molecule rapidly catalyzes thousands of other chemical reactions amplifying the signal to the cell. This is similar to the calcium-regulated, 2nd messenger cAMP cascade. Biological amplification explains how systemic, cellular, and clinical effects can occur almost instantaneously after exposure to light therapies.
This biological amplification process produces systemic effects – which mean that as you are treating a wound on the left hand, the wound on your right hand and the injury to your liver and kidney are also being treated equally as well. So while the infrared manufacturers brag about a 2-inch penetration of their energy, true therapeutic lasers are profoundly more advanced, producing systemic therapeutic results.
Biological light receptors in living tissue, termed chromophores, have peak activation at wavelengths between 600nm and 720nm. 635nm falls within the wavelength spectrum of all biological chromophores in man and animals. One wavelength, 635nm, has the potential to activate every biological photo-sensitive receptor in the body. For this reason, we have selected only 635nm lasers for the therapy.
The above mechanisms of action produce three basic functions in the body. It provides pain relief. It reduces or manages inflammation around injuries thereby controlling pain, swelling, redness, and heat. Finally, it stimulates the growth of new cells to improve healing time. 635 nm laser light also inhibits the growth of almost all known infection-causing bacteria.
All tissues have optical windows and guards to let only specific forms of light penetrate and activate the chromophores and other light sensitive properties of the tissue. This requires the properties that only LASER light possesses. Collimated light is essential for penetrating the outer surface of the skin. Coherent light and polarized light is required to pass through the optical windows of different tissues.
It is not only important for the light to be pulsed but the frequency pulsed is specific to the therapeutic response desired. Frequency addresses the very fundamental properties of your life and the world we live in. Each atom, element, molecule, cell, organism, or substance has its own ideal electrical wavelength and resonance frequency of vibration that coordinates its activities (Lakovsky, 1970). The body itself uses frequency to alter its functions and control its physiology.
Brainwave Frequencies are frequencies associated with different mental states. A familiar example is the five brainwave ranges recorded by the EEG:
Delta Range 0.5 to 4 Hz – associated with deep sleep.
Theta Range 4 to 8 Hz – associated with dreaming sleep and other mental states where the mind is wandering, daydreaming, or imaging.
Alpha Range 8 to 13 Hz – associated with a relaxed but awake state.
Beta Range 13 to 30 Hz – associated with the normal awake/aware state and speech.
Gamma Range 30 to 60 Hz -associated with higher mental activity including perception and consciousness. General anesthesia eliminates gamma waves.
Just as the brain can be stimulated to change function by introducing and changing resonant frequencies, frequency stimulation can alter all functions of the body by altering the frequency of the tissue.
-Dr. Paul Cosman