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How does COLD Laser Therapy Work?
Cold laser therapy is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. The cold laser device produces a beam of light, which is applied over the injured area to stimulate healiing. There is no pain with the treatment.
When laser light is absorbed by a living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Chemical substances are produced, released and carried by the blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. In this way the effects of cold laer light may not be only local, but can also achieve wide systematic physiological responses:
* Reduction in pain by causing production of natural pain killers endorphins.
* Reduction in inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, apin and heat.
* Enhanced lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and speeds healing.
* Release of tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility.
* Faster bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation..
Virtually all light has some penetration properties; however, it is often absorbed by the outermost skin layers. Traditional thermal (hot) laser light, on the other hand, can penetrate but often destroys tissue. As it is well known that damaged cells benefit from light, the objective was to develop a non-thermal and non-destructive deep tissue, delivery vehicle. The Microlight 830 is a non-thermal laser capable of penetrating deep into tissue. Once delivered, the light energy promotes the process of photobiostimulation. The positive effect of photobiostimulation on animal cells is analogous to photosynthesis in plant cells whereby a chain of chemical reactions is set in motion. In human tissue the resulting photochemical reaction produces an increase in the cellular metabolism rate which expedites cell repair and stimulation of the immune, Iymphatic and vascular systems. The net result, observed in clinical trials to date, is the apparent reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction ln healing time.
The Physiological Effects of Cold Laser Therapy
· Improved metabolism
· Increase of cell metabolism
2. Improved blood circulation and vasodilatation
3. Analgesic effect
4. Anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects
5. Stimulation of wound healing
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Benefit Users?
* Relieves acute and chronic pain
* Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
* Increases blood supply
* Stimulates the immune system
* Stimulates nerve function
* Develops collagen and muscle tissue
* Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
* Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
* Reduces inflammation
Cold laser therapy does not require constant, ongoing treatments, as is often required with traditional chiropractic or physiotherapeutic remedies.