You may already enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle while investing in ways to ensure that your good health will last into old age. Now, you can take even more control of your own health with Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT. LLLT is FDA approved for osteoarthritis of the hands and clinically proven to soothe pain and stimulate tissue regeneration. Laser technology is commonplace today and found in everything from our DVD and CD players to our cell phones and even in the checkout lines at the supermarkets. Lasers have become a very important part of everyday life for most of us, yet few understand the potential health benefits of today’s laser therapies.
Many consumers are now using this cutting-edge technology for an array of different health, wellness and beauty applications. Low Level Laser Therapy may be used for many applications including back, neck and joint pain as well as for carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and headaches. It is also effective for many skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and wrinkle reduction. Low Level Laser Therapy has been used successfully in medical settings for burn patients, wound healing, infections, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and for many diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, asthma and emphysema. The fields of dentistry and veterinary science are also using LLLT technology today.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy? Low Level Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, non-thermal way in which subtle, coherent light energy penetrates the skin and underlying tissues to stimulate natural healing in the body. In the early 1900’s, two brilliant physicists, Max Planck and Albert Einstein began work on the quantum theory of light. They shared a common view that, “If light could be harnessed, then it could be used to heal.” Einstein went on to explain how light quanta traveled in the form of localized light pulses, later termed photons. He theorized these photons could be intensified or lessened if their electromagnetic frequencies could be manipulated. Today, several of these theories have become proven as fact with the development of hot and cold laser technology. Light may be intensified so much, that it can be used to cut tissue. It can be lessened to the point of a subtle, therapeutic energy level used to bring about healing in the body, known as LLLT.
The Low Level Lasers are also known as Cold Lasers and Soft Lasers. They are portable, hand-held devices containing multiple laser diodes which emit small beams of focused light into the body. These devices are simply held against the skin from three to twelve minutes on the designated areas to be treated. If a wound or burn is being treated, the laser would be held as closely as possible to the skin without touching. Light is an essential nutrient that our bodies need, just like air and water. Light is found all around us, yet it is a special kind of coherent light known as laser light that is used in LLLT to promote the natural healing processes within the body. As light enters the body, the photons immediately encounter and comingle with the steady flow of electrons generated by the body. This alters the intensity and wavelengths which ultimately affect the body at a cellular level to bring about favorable responses.
One such positive response is the increase in communication and energy between cells which boosts their ability to produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the vital energy source that each cell must provide in order to carry out its many regenerative and repair functions. As a result of the light energy delivered by LLLT, Mitochondria production of ATP in the cell may be enhanced by as much as 150%. This plays an important role in the production of proteins in the body. In particular, this includes collagen and elastin. Often referred to as “nature’s repair material,” collagen and elastin help to slow and even reverse the aging process by regenerating damaged tissue while increasing skin tone and elasticity.
Low Level Laser Therapy Use In The Military Any Star Trek fan will remember the use of a hand held laser device that instantly healed wounds without stitches. Now, the United States Air Force is effectively using lasers to seal wounds at the molecular level. The Pentagon has been funding efforts to create fast, efficient ways to treats injuries in the war zones. Lasers are now being used to create nano-sutures. The patient’s wound is coated in a dye and exposed to laser light for two to three minutes. Molecular bonds are formed between the tissues as the dye absorbs the light. A watertight seal is created, which speeds up scar tissue formation to prevent inflammation and the risk of infection.
The Navy Medical Center in San Diego, CA is using fractional-laser technology to treat restrictive and debilitating scars for injured veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Doctors ranging in fields from dermatology to plastic surgery now use laser technology for cosmetic purposes as well as for pain relief and to increase range of motion. Laser therapy has helped numerous veterans heal traumatic injuries and to improve their daily lives. In the past, scars were let to mature before treatments were started. Modern laser therapy has allowed earlier treatments for better end results. Laser treatments have helped many veterans increase their ability to accomplish simple yet crucial daily tasks, as well as to improve sleep, enhance appearance and self esteem.
Laser Wellness PMA Ronnie Weir and Thomas Skoog, co-owners of Laser Wellness PMA of South Dakota offer the QLaser Wellness System. This is a full system comprised of a hand-held cold laser combined with two enhancer probes allowing for increased range of application and use. Weir shares, “Medical-grade Low Level Laser Therapy devices work at a cellular level to achieve the permeability needed for tissue healing and regeneration. It helps balance pH levels of the body, decreasing the acidity that contributes to free radical formation.” Skoog also notes, “Our QLaser System is the only LLLT System in the world with FDA approval for Osteoarthritis of the hands.”
The QLaser Wellness System has been clinically proven with studies showing an 87% success rate in 10 days for Osteoarthritis of the hands. LLLT devices have also been successful in treating diabetes. A recent study showed a 68% success rate in 60 days for lowering blood glucose levels to below normal. Many chronic conditions can be soothed with Low Level Laser Therapy and the laser systems may be used regularly for overall positive health benefits. LLLT devices stimulate blood flow, increase endorphins, release muscles, reduce inflammation and are a perfect addition to everyone’s home healthcare regimen.
Low Level Laser Therapy is tomorrow’s healthcare today!
EDITORIAL NOTE: The information in this feature article has been provided by Laser Wellness PMA. The QLaser System is indicated for providing temporary relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the hand, which has been diagnosed by a physician or another licensed medical professional. No other medical treatment claims are made or implied. For more information about Low Level Laser Therapy and Laser Wellness PMA or to register for a seminar near you, call 605-791-2283. Visit them on the web at www.LaserWellnessPMA.com or email Information@LaserWellnessPMA.com.