Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment modality which uses laser light to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair. This means that a large number of conditions can be treated with laser therapy.This is a scientifically-based, well documented procedure, used throughout the world for over 40 years. Over ninety percent of people respond positively to laser therapy, obtaining immediate symptom relief. It is effective for all age groups.
What can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair. Here are just some of the conditions that can be effectively treated with laser therapy:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Myofascial pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Sport injuries
- Skin disease (acne, psoriasis, skin ulcers, and wounds)
- Herpes simplex
- Lymphedema, and many others
How does it work?
When laser light is applied directly to tissue, the light is absorbed by natural receptor molecules in our cells. In technical terms, photoreduction of Cytochrome c Oxidase (a key enzyme in the mitochondrial respiratory chain) takes place. This increases the cell's ability to produce ATP, which is our body's "energy currency". In other words, laser therapy "energizes" the cells, and thus stimulates the body's own healing ability.
Is laser therapy safe?
Yes. Laser therapy is safe when administered by a well-trained practitioner. It does not harm the body's vital organs and does not affect artificial implants, metals, or pacemakers. It can be safely used for patients of any age.
Is it supported by science?
Yes. Over 3000 scientific studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and over 100 of these studies are double-blind trials.
How is it administered?
The laser probe is held in contact with the skin, or at a small distance, until the required energy dose has been delivered.
Will it interfere with my medications?
Laser therapy does not interfere with medications or dietary supplements.