Cold Laser Therapy
The Wonderful Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
The ancient Greeks and Egyptians used light therapy to relieve many symptoms and ailments.
In 1903, Niles Finsen from Denmark, was given the Nobel piece prize for successfully treating rickets, lupus and tuberculosis using light therapy.
In 1916, Albert Einstein proposed the basic idea of light therapy and the benefits surrounding cold laser.
In 1967, Professor Andre Mester began using low power lasers in medicine. Dr. Mester is recognized by many as the grandfather of laser therapy.
How Does Laser Work?
Every cell in the body reacts directly to light by stimulating the portion within the cell that coordinates communication for healing. Cold laser therapy involves the exposure of cells to photon energy. This energy has been shown to increase cell metabolism, promote muscle cell and collagen growth, and improve overall circulation. The underlying science behind cold laser therapy is sound. Studies have shown that light of certain wavelengths can reduce pain and inflammation. The depth of penetration of our Apollo cold laser ranges 1-2 inches so deep tissues can receive tremendous benefits.
Therapeutic Laser Effects
Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster Wound Healing – Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
Increased Metabolic Activity – Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.