Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive Low level Laser Therapy (LLLT) that has been used in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions and has been shown to improve wound healing, reduce edema, and relieve acute pain; including reducing overall body circumference, measurements of specifically treated regions, including the hips, waist, thighs, and upper arms, with recent studies demonstrating the long-term effectiveness of results. Also, used to accelerate tissue repair, including wound healing, and for the alleviation of skin conditions such as acne, scarring, and wrinkles. The treatment is painless, and there has been no adverse events associated with LLLT.
The LLLT has been used in practices such as Chiropractic, Physical, Massage and Rehab therapy to reduce pain and inflammation; including in TCM, Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Auriculartherapy. Lasers at 635nm are the exact vibration of a healthy living cell. In acupuncture, lasers with a beam at 635nm are the equivalent to using a needle, and they have been used in acupuncture for years. Using a laser beam at this frequency heals the cells of the body and easily stimulates acupuncture points (Meridian Points). “Remarkably, LLLT can also reduce both acute and chronic pain. Although many of the reports of pain relief following exposure to LLLT are anecdotal, there have been a number of reports based on trials aimed at assessing LLLT as an analgesic modality”. (Excerpted from, Low Level Laser Therapy, Mary Dyson PhD, FCSP; Softlaser Guide: p.23, 2011)
There is no pain with laser treatment, and there are no known negative side effects. Many conditions, which have not responded to conventional treatment, respond favorably to the directed light energy and the healing frequency of the pulsed laser light.
Over 2000 studies have proven laser therapy is effective and safe. Examples:
• Reduces pain by causing the production of natural pain killer endorphins.
• Reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain, and heat and it enhances the release of anti-inflammatory enzymes.
• Enhances lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and speeds healing.
• Stimulates the release of several helpful healing enzymes.
• Releases tight muscles (both smooth and striated) that create chronic pain, join problems, and decreased mobility.
• Speeds bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.
LLLT (low level laser therapy): in the correct frequency appears to be antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-herpetic. Primer: nm = nanometer, a measure of the size of the beam of light Laser = light amplification stimulated by emission of radiation Laser light is unlike regular light in that it is coherent i.e., the photons are well ordered and synchronized. Laser light is also monochromatic, meaning it is of one pure color. Laser irradiation of tissue cultures has shown units of light energy (photons) are absorbed by enzymes, which react to light within the cell. Visible red light is absorbed within the mitochondria and the infrared light is absorbed at the cell membrane. In a mammalian cell, this results in a change in membrane permeability, increased ATP levels, and increased DNA production. The photons picked up by the cell membrane result in improved membrane stability and increased activity of the ATP dependent Na/K pump. Because cell metabolism is influenced by Na/K movement across the membrane, increasing the gradient will affect the flow of ions and hence the overall metabolism of the cell. On a tissue level, shown to increase collagen and epithelial production and production of new capillaries and an increase in density of the capillary bed. Reduction of pain and inflammation results from this treatment; as does the stimulation of nerve regeneration, muscle relaxation and atonicity (lack of muscle tone). There is also an indication that laser light therapy helps to increase the immune system response, among numerous other healing modalities…
It has also been used in helping to block or impede and/ or correct to heal sensitivities to foods and substances with several techniques used to stimulate healthy cell regeneration; including on acupuncture points.
As you can see, this is an extremely healing therapy and available for you! Scheduled your appointment with Dr. Hartman, and see the difference LLLT can truly make! Call 765-860-2144 to schedule or go to “Contact” on this website.