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Cold Laser Therapy

About Low Level Laser Therapy

FDA Approved Medical Technology

Unlike "Hot Laser" therapy that medical doctors use in surgery to cut or destroy tissue, cold laser therapy uses a very specific frequency of visible light for healing tissue of all types. Research is showing that this tissue healing can occur in 1/3 to 1/2 the normal amount of time. Pain reduction can be significant and many times occurs almost immediately.

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  Wellness Center has chosen to use the extremely effective and most researched Erchonia laser for their Low Level Laser Therapy.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, heal wounds, regenerate nerves and solve addictions.  On January 17, 2002, the first U.S. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) company, Erchonia, received FDA clearance through clinical trial.

The study took 100 patients complaining of Neck and Shoulder pain.  Half were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to that on a computer mouse or grocery check-out, and the other half received LLLT.  The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%!  That's faster healing ... significant results were obtained in about 1/3 to 1/2 the normal time!

Such a study is known as “double blind” research, and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy.  The FDA has passed similar studies for the use of the Erchonia laser for Carpal Tunnel, Wounds and Scar Tissue.  There are over 2000 published studies on LLLT -- and no negative side effects were ever reported.
 

“What does the Low Level Laser do again?”

In a nutshell, Low Level Laser Therapy causes tissues to heal faster – muscle, skin and nerve – 66% faster according to the above FDA study.  Again the research is showing that bones, muscles, tendons & ligaments heal in 1/3 to 1/2 the normal amount of time. As a result, pain can be significantly reduced very quickly!

 

Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level.  Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) to run the body and heal tissue.  All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP; it’s like gasoline to a car.  LLLT stimulates a microstructure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP.   Thus with more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.

Conditions and Symptoms

As is true of many alternative therapies, you may receive alternative benefits to being treated, in addition to what you wanted fixed in the first place.  This is because the ATP being produced is “systemic”, meaning although we’re focusing the laser on a particular area, the ATP is ultimately being sent throughout your entire body.   The list of symptoms responding to LLLT is growing, and more valid research is being performed on a daily basis.

Acute and Chronic Pain
Neuropathy
Neck & Back Pain
Headaches & Migraines
Fibromyalgia

Carpal Tunnel

Sciatica

Sports Injuries

Scars and Scar Tissue
Nerve & Disc Pain

Number of Treatments Needed 

4-12 treatments
are necessary to begin the healing process of tissue, although in some cases relief can begin immediately.  Maximum treatment would be 1x per day per area; minimum would be 1x per week to still see results.  Multiple areas of complaint may be treated in one session.  This treatment cycle may need to be repeated, or eventually spread out.