Low Level Laser Therapy

New Technology for an ancient medicine

It is very exciting to see old and new methodologies of treatment coming together in harmony. Acupuncture has been used to treat pain issues for many thousands of years. Treatment is based on the concept of qi (energy) flowing through specific channels in the body. In injury, there is a blockage of the flow of qi, acupuncture restores flow and thereby relieves the pain associated with the blockage.

LLLT - Low-level laser therapy can be explained in terms of qi, but it is best explained in terms that we can understand in a western model. The Sport Laser by ProvidenceMed has the following demonstrated benefits:

"Through the action of photo-bio-stimulation of light reactive biological receptors (chromophores) in the body, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body's natural defense and repair components in the presence of injury, inflammation and certain disease processes. Low Level Laser Therapy is also effective in providing pain relief by stimulating the production of endorphins. By modifying the effects and limiting the duration of inflammation, as well as enhancing specific repair and healing processes, LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reduced inflammation, reducing injury damage and restoring loss of function. Additionally, Low Level Laser Therapy is able to facilitate more rapid cellular repair and stronger healed tissue structures. Multiple clinical studies have noted the following results of LLLT:"

Benefits Include:
Increased Decreased
cell membrane potential treatment time
cell metabolism duration of injury
collagen production inflammation
microcirculation edema magnitude
lymphatic response  
pain relief  
tissue and bone repair  
enzyme response  

Useful in the following conditions:
carpal tunnel
joint and muscle pain
muscle spasm or stiffness
muscle relaxation

Treatment is done in a quiet, treatment room and the therapy is painless and only takes 10 - 15 minutes.

tissue and bone repair