Cold Laser Therapy
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser light therapy is an effective therapeutic modality used for acute and chronic pain relief by promoting healing of injured or damaged tissues. The cold laser is a light or photon energy with the unique property of penetrating the body in the form of a non-heat-producing light. Cold laser therapy does not damage cells, but rather changes cellular function by producing beneficial interactions that improve the rate and quality of healing.
How cold laser therapy works
With cold laser therapy, the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the body’s cells, causing increased production of cellular energy. When the cold laser light waves penetrate into the tissue, the light waves optimize the immune responses of the blood system. This results in both anti-inflammatory effects and expedited healing times.
The more energy a cell has, the faster that cell heals, which results in a significant decrease in pain symptoms and healing times. In a region where the tissues are injured or damaged, this means there is more energy available for the three stages of healing: inflammation, tissue repair, and remodeling.
Is cold laser therapy safe?
Cold laser therapy is extremely safe and has been approved by the FDA. Overall studies have demonstrated a wide range of beneficial physiological effects for reducing injury damage while increasing the strength of body tissue. Additionally, studies of tissue culture reveal an increased level of endorphins and reduction of inflammatory chemicals.