Low Level Laser Therapy
A non-invasive holistic treatment.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low level laser therapy is the application of low power light to injuries or wounds. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser. Laser light directs biostimulative light energy to the body's cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.
How does Low Level Laser Therapy work?
- The light used in laser therapy acts to increase energy to the cells. The cells then use this energy to repair damaged tissues and build new tissues.
- Laser therapy causes an increase in collagen formation that composes much of an animal's body tissue. Increased collagen production is necessary for rapid tissue repair and decreased scar tissue formation.
- When laser light enters the tissue, it causes endorphins to be released in larger quantities. These compounds resemble opiates in their ability to produce pain relief and a sense of well-being. In other words, they function as "natural pain killers." Many times oral pain medications can be reduced or discontinued when laser therapy is used.
- Studies have shown that laser therapy can dramatically increase the size of the lymphatic ducts and capillary formation enhancing the transfer of nutrients and waste to tissues.