What is Laser Therapy Used For?
Laser therapy has photobiomodulation beneficial effects for relieving pain, resolving inflammation, and increasing the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair. It has also been shown to stimulate the immune system, reduce infection and improve the function of neurological tissue. Laser therapy is also effective in increasing collagen production, bone repair, reducing edema, increasing lymphatic drainage, and increasing production of capillary beds.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Lasers work, as an example, by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis in the cellular mitochondria, activating the electron transport system and many other biochemical and biophysical reactions in tissues and organs.
General Biological Effects of a Laser:
- Anti-Pain (Analgesic)
- Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
- Improved Nerve Function
- Improved Vascular Activity
- Increased Metabolic Activity
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation (Scars)
- Trigger Point Resolution and Acupuncture Point Stimulation