Also known as cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation, low level laser therapy (LLLT) is relatively new to the world of holistic medicine, but it is based on centuries of observation. Light has been known to affect a almost any biological substance, given time. From your skin tanning to certain mood enhancements, to the degradation that hydrogen peroxide undergoes, light is a powerful energy that works almost like magic to the untrained eye. With decades of research, scientists have been able to target precisely how low level lasers can affect biological function, and these findings are resounding.
How It Works
LLLT doesn’t heat the tissue like surgical lasers, which is why it’s known as cold laser therapy. This means that it doesn’t cause any inflammation or harm to your cells. Instead, the specific wavelengths of light actually stimulate the cell membranes and enzymes in the body, creating a kind of chain reaction of regeneration throughout the unhealthy cells in your body and enabling those cells to heal. The strange, and perhaps most helpful, detail about LLLT is that it has a more powerful effect on damaged, diseased, or unhealthy cells than it does on the healthy ones. By leaving the healthy cells to do their job and stimulating the unhealthy cells to fix themselves, low level laser effectively gives your body the tools it needs to heal.
What It Can Do
Low level lasers have been used in myriad medical facets due to the profound effect they have on the human body. This includes:
Hair Growth: Studies and testing have shown that red light can accelerate hair growth due to the photostimulation of the hair follicles.
Losing Weight: While this is not an aspect of LLLT that has been studied or widely accepted, in many cases low level laser light has been shown to biochemically eliminate fat cells.
Stroke/Neurorehabilitation: LLLT is beginning to break through into the neuropathy fields due to its amazing effects helping stroke victims recover and gain full faculties again.
Pain Management: By healing unhealthy cells at their source, LLLT has been shown to effectively treat patients suffering from chronic pain. Conditions that are treated (or managed) with LLLT include:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Shingles Pain
- Ulcers from Diabetes
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Low Level Laser Therapy In The U.S.
Because we have FDA regulations in the United States that are often helpful, but at other times are far behind the scientific research, LLLT treatments are limited here to chronic pain management, joint and soft tissue injuries, neurorehabilitation, and a few others. However, other regions such as Europe have seen enormous success in using LLLT for diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds, as well as nerve regeneration in healing spinal cord injuries.
San Diego Low Level Laser Therapy
At Engel Health & Wellness, we are passionate about your health. In order to provide you with the best holistic healing, we are proud to invest in, research, and develop the latest technologies, and that includes low level laser therapy. Contact us today and see what our Medlight630PRO therapy can do for you!