The goal of cold laser therapy is to help promote and speed up the healing process within the body. Cold lasers shine light from red and infrared radiation is known as photons to injured cells. The light from laser therapy can activate the mitochondria in the cells and produce energy. This can improve irritated or damaged cells to a healthy state. Low-level lasers have been used worldwide for over 30 years. Over 4000 studies have shown that low-level lasers:
- REDUCE PAIN by stimulating cells to produce their own endorphins, natural pain killers.
- PROMOTE FASTER HEALING by stimulating cells to increase the production of two major healing enzymes by as much as 75%.
- REDUCE INFLAMMATION by as much as 75%.
- INCREASE BONE REPAIR SPEED by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.
- RELAX MUSCLES and muscle spasms.
- DECREASE SWELLING by stimulating lymphatic drainage.
- ENHANCE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM by increasing the number of “killer” cells of foreign material by 400-900%.
- RE-ENERGIZE CELL MEMBRANES to allow transport of essential nutrients across cell walls (nutrients will not cross an injured or sick cell wall, thus slowing healing) allowing a healthy new cell to grow.