Cold Laser Therapy stimulates tissue healing and provides pain management. The monochromatic light emissions and coherent characteristics of the therapeutic light permit penetration of tissues. Therefore, it allows successful treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions. The laser uses both RED and INFARED light, either in a single diode (bulb) probe, or an array of super luminous diodes to stimulate tissue and enhance the body’s natural healing process.
Theralase TLC-2000 System. Healing at the Speed of Light. The technology utilizes high intensity super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
Where there is a breakdown of tissue, either from acute injury or chronic condition, the cells in that area function poorly. Cold Laser Therapy assists these cells by providing "photon energy" (light) to the cells. Within each of these cells there is a small power plant known as "mitochondria." The mitochondria produces energy in the form of ATP (Adenesine Triphosphate) to stimulate the normal function of those cells.
Depth of Cold Laser Penetration Cold Laser Therapy stimulates the mitochondria into hyperactivity, in turn, generating more energy than usual for cells to repair themselves. With the extra boost of energy, cells perform more efficiently and effectively. The result is enhanced healing.
·The immune response is stimulated.
·Lymphatic drainage is improved.
·The histamine response is positively altered.
·Production of growth hormone is increased.
·The body’s natural healing processes are enhanced.
This therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.
The technology is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions acute and chronic, arthritis, sports injuries, wound healing and a wide range of dermatological conditions.
There are many benefits of Cold Laser Therapy:
Short Term Effects
· Production and release of beta-endorphins (these are morphine-like substances produced by various cells in the body that inhibit the sensation of pain).
· Cortisol production is increased (cortisol is the precursor of cortisone). This enables the body to combat the stress associated with trauma or the disease process.
· The short-term effect is significant in 5-10% of cases during or after the conclusion of the initial treatment, but is not as important as the long term or cumulative effect.
Long Term or Cumulative Effect
· ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism.
· DNA (deoxyribonucleicacid) production; the protein building block of tissue is substantially increased.
· Neurotransmission is facilitated, secondary to elevated levels of serotonin and aceytylcholine.
· Mitochondrial activity is stimulated, resulting in cell replication, etc. (i.e. replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells).
· Modulation of macrophages, fibroblasts and other cells occur.
· The occurrence of Angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels.
· Cell membrane potential is regulated, essential in Na, Cl and K ion transfer (electrolyte balance).
· Cytokines and other chemicals enhancing cellular communications are released.