Low intensity laser therapy

Light, in different forms, has been used for a long time in order to cure many diseases. But theraputical use of light has developed now more than ever with the advances of modern technology. One such use of light as a form of treatment of certain medical conditions is achieved through the laser therapy. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment for many physiological conditions. It is conducted through the use of monochromatic (single color) light that is being emitted from high intensity super luminous diodes, or low intensity laser diodes. Laser therapy can cure conditions such as musculoskeletal troubles, injuries from sports, arthritides, or certain dermatological problems.

Low intensity laser therapy uses super luminous and laser diodes to emit photons, or packets of light energy, to penetrate the skin and into the body. The photon energy is absorbed by biomolecules in the cells of the body and instigates positive reactions within the cells. In the process, the light energy is converted to biochemical energy, and helps to normalize cellular components. Cellular functions are restored, and the symptoms of diseases disappear as well.

The coherence and polarization characteristics of monochromatic light beams allow the light to penetrate into deep tissue, without any harmful effects on other cell. There are a number of advantages of the low intensity laser therapy. Low intensity laser therapy is a non-invasive therapy and is free of any sort of harmful side-effects. It is also a non-toxic form of treatment, and can be easily applied. The source of the low intensity laser beam is put in direct contact with the skin covering the problem area where the beam penetrates into the tissues and starts working. Laser therapy is a highly effective therapy, with a cure rate of over 95%.

Low intensity laser therapy may have two types of physiological effect – short term effects, and long term, or cumulative effect.

One of the short term effects of laser therapy is the creation and discharge of pain-killing substances called beta-endorphins (similar to morphine). Beta endorphins reduce the sensation of pain in the body, thus providing a painless cure to conditions. The production of cortisol also increases, which helps the body to fight with the strain related to the process of disease.

The long term effects are more beneficial to the body than the short term effects. Long term effects include a rise in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which improves the metabolism of cells. DNA, the protein building block of tissues, is also increased in the long term. Seratonin and aceytylcholine levels are also enhanced by the laser therapy, thus facilitating neurotransmission. Cell replication, which is the regeneration and maintenance of cells, is encouraged with the stimulus boost in mitochondrial activity. Formation of new blood vessels is also stimulated in the long run with the use of laser therapy. Moreover, laser therapy regulates the potential of cell membranes, and also releases chemicals to enhance cellular communication.

Other effects of low intensity laser therapy include a stimulation of response of the body’s immune system, and an increase in the growth hormones the body produces. Laser therapy also improves lymphatic drainage, and histamine response in the body. Overall, the natural healing process of the body is improved with the use of low intensity laser therapy.

Low intensity laser therapy encourages stimulation of cells and regeneration of tissues. Not only does the laser therapy cure the disease, it also provides the body with additional health benefits that are effective even in the long run. It is a safe alternative for many health-related problems, and is not harmful for the body in any way.

Last updated on May 25th, 2010 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. liz dawson says:

    Where can I purchase a low intensity laser in New Zealand?

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