COLD LASER THERAPY
What is - Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™)
refers to the modality of applying a "low" energy or "low level" laser to tissue that stimulates cellular
processes and thereby enhancing biochemical reactions. For example, studies show that LLLT increases ATP production in the
mitochondria of the cell. Since more energy is now available, the cell may utilize this fuel to function or operate more efficiently.
How does it work?
Many theories exist as to the mechanism of action for Low Level Laser Therapy(3LT™)
but simply put, photonic energy is absorbed by the photo acceptor sites on the cell membrane which trigger a secondary messenger
to initiate a cascade of intracellular signals that initiate, inhibit or accelerate biological processes such as wound healing,
inflammation, or pain management.
What conditions can be treated?
Low Level Laser Therapy(3LT™) has
been successfully used to treat many conditions such as acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive use disorders like carpal
tunnel syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced tissue wound healing, and cell regeneration.
Are there any side effects?
There are over 1500 published studies and not one of them mentions any negative
side effects of semi-conductor diode lasers at the 5mW range like the Erchonia 3LT™ Lasers. Low Level Lasers are safe,
non-toxic and non-invasive, there has not been a recorded side effect in over 1700 publications. There are some necessary
common sense precautions that need to be considered, such as avoiding pointing the laser beam directly into the eye and maintaining
it there, which could prove to be damaging to the eye.
Are all Low Level Lasers the same?
Cold Laser therapy
is becoming more popular and there are those advertising Cold Laser treatment when the unit they are using is not a TRUE Laser.
Some are just LED "Lasers" which may have some benefit, but are not as effective as a true laser.
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