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Cold Laser Therapy

 

Red bursts of light

Related to the lasers used in scanners, this low level light energy can have positive effects on the body.

When most of our patients learn that we use laser therapy in our practice, they have visions of a powerful, beam of light. The “cold” laser we use has only a tiny fraction of the power. Instead, its value comes from the frequency of the light it emits, not its intensity.   Cold laser therapy has been around for about 30 years, making it relatively new compared to other alternative like acupuncture, which may have been used as early as 800 B.C.

Just like the abacus evolved into the computer, many alternative medicine practices are evolving to include light therapy. Recent innovations in low-level lasers now make it possible for Adjust to Health to own cold laser equipment. Cold lasers are sometimes called Low Level Lasers (LLL) or soft lasers.

Specific Wavelengths

Imagine the surprise when researchers learned that these specific light frequencies could actually reduce inflammation and enhance the healing process!  Instead of the full spectrum of light that comes from the sun, our low level laser produces light in a narrow frequency. Frequencies in the red portion of the rainbow are shown to assist the healing of soft tissues. Apparently, cells of our body have receptors that are sensitive to light.

How Does It Work?

How can certain frequencies of light speed up or slow down biological processes? Many theories have been suggested, but from practical application with real patients, we know it works for:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Wound healing
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow conditions
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anti-aging
  • Cell regeneration
  • Scar tissue reduction

While scientists debate the mechanism by which low level laser works and publish their work in the scientific literature, our patients are just delighted that it works!