We have been successfully using Cold Laser Therapy in our office since 2008. It has been a great addition to our practice. Many of our patients have seen incredible results when it has been added to their care.
So how does it work?
Cold laser therapy is defined by the North American Association of Laser Therapy (NAALT) as “a therapeutic physical modality, using photons from the visible and infrared spectrum (600nm-1000nm) for tissue healing and pain reduction”. Cold Laser Therapy using laser light energy has been proven to penetrate tissue and to be absorbed at a cellular level. A series of photochemical reactions occur resulting in enhanced tissue healing, pain control and stimulation of the vascular, immune and lymphatic systems. It is the only therapeutic modality with a cumulative effect in the cells and tissue. Cold laser therapy is safe, painless, non-invasive and the results are often immediate and sustainable. NASA has been using laser therapy for over 30 years to accelerate the healing process for their astronauts while in space.
Independent information about cold lasers:
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LOW-ENERGY LASER THERAPY AS QUANTUM MEDICINE
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