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WHAT IS LLLT?

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WHAT IS A LASER?

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Low Level Laser Therapy

LLLT is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug free treatment.

This treatment is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, neurological conditions and pathologies. There are no creams, gels or ointments that need to be applied prior to the treatment. No pulsating shocks are felt as in forms of electric stimulation. The most sensation is the pressure of the probe head of the laser as it becomes in contact with the skin.

The use of Light Therapy is not new. In the late 1960's, Professor Endre Mester of Budapest, Hungary, first reported his experience using laser light for healing process. Light Therapy was reported to be effective for many conditions. With the development of the laser and it's special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity around the world.

Low level lasers supply energy to the body in form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skins layers at all wavelengths in visible range. When the low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood , supplying vital oxygen and energy to the cell. Which also stimulates the production of our body's natural pain suppressors call "endorphins". Endorphins interact with opiate receptor neurons to reduce the intensity of pain. In layman terms Endorphins interacting with the neurons act as if the body was using painkilling drugs, such as morphine or codeine.

Some patients have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or along a nerve pathway. Some have been able to sense a slight feeling of warmth. Some just feel a relaxed feeling. But for the most part, the treatment is not noticed at all. Treatment sessions can be 20 to 30 minutes. Some patients can feel an immediate improvement in their condition following 1 treatment. Others will take 3 or 4 sessions before a dramatic or marked change is perceived. The number of treatments depends upon the severity of the condition and its duration.

WHAT IS A LASER?

The word LASER is an acronym for:

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

What does radiation mean when you are speaking of Lasers?
"Radiation" is often misinterpreted since it is also used to describe radioactive materials and ionized radiation. The word "radiation" is the natural reproduction of waves or particles, such as light, sound, or radiant heat. It is also the arrangement of parts, as a group of nerve fibers connecting different areas of the brain. The use of the word "radiation" in terms of laser light is merely an expression of energy transmission.

There are 2 types of Medical Lasers
Low Power Laser
- are used to stimulate tissue and repair through a process of Bio-Stimulation. Which penetrates the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Laser light directs light energy to the body cells which the cells convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and relief of pain.

High Power Laser - are used to cut, coagulate and evaporate tissue.

Where is Laser Therapy being practiced?
Laser Therapy has been in practice for 2 or 3 decades and in some places longer. Countries as, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Japan, Italy, Sweden, UK, and under FDA approval in the USA.

 

 

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