Cold Laser Therapy
Why do we use cold laser therapy?
This video goes into depth about what is possible.
Cold laser treatment also goes by several other names, most commonly low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and low intensity laser.
LLLT dates back 40 years and is actually incorporated into astronauts space suits – real Star Trek stuff!
Cold lasers are completely safe, non-toxic and non-invasive. The Q-1000 laser we use is even safe if accidentally shone into the open eye. In short, LLLT is the application of controlled light over injuries and painful areas to stimulate natural healing within those tissues.
How does cold laser work?
All pain – in fact all human health problems – originate in some way at the cellular level and that is exactly where Cold Laser therapy works.
The wavelengths of light used can penetrate the skin and 2-5 cm into the body (possibly more).
The laser light is then absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell in a process that can be compared to photosynthesis in plants – sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.
When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.
It is claimed that by using the Q1000 laser on a regular basis you will find that it provides your body with an overall general well-being because it can be used on various areas of your body to reduce stress, improve sleep habits, strengthen your immune system, improve your digestion, and renew your skin’s appearance to help you look years younger.
Health Advantages Of Low Level Laser Therapy
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Reduces pain by producing endorphins
Reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and helping with the release of anti-inflammatory enzymes
Increases blood circulation by enhancing lymphatic drainage
Increases cellular ATP production by providing cells with useful energy
Increases blood supply
Speeds bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation
Relieves both acute and chronic types of pain
Releases tight muscles both smooth and striated muscles
Speeds up tissue repair
Increases the quality and tensile strength of tissue
Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
Stimulates your immune system
Stimulates nerve function
Develops muscle tissue and collagen
Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
CLRT: Cranial Laser Reflex Technique
This is completely different from cold laser therapy as it does not require an expensive therapeutic laser.
This is short for Cranial Laser Reflex Technique, and was developed by Dr Nick Wise, a chiropractor in the USA.
This is a really non-invasive, completely gentle, safe for all technique. It makes use of various points around the head known to be associated with other parts of the body.
Until Dr Wise came along I don’t think anyone understood how these points on the head related to other parts of the body, but now we have a theory.
Every part of your body – muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, bones, organs – has a nerve supply. All these nerves are covered in a fibrous sheath which is continuous with the covering of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Every cell in the body has something called microtubules which are like bits of scaffolding that help the cell retain shape, but they also conduct light, just like fibre optics and in some cells these microtubules continue from one cell to another – especially in fibrous tissues I would think. So in the fibrous covering of the nerves and brain it is possible that there are literally fibre optics conducting light from the head down into the body.
There certainly seems to be something to this as shining an ordinary laser pointer at specific parts of the head produces consistent pain relief in specific body parts.
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