Low Level Laser Therapy

What is Low Laser Light Therapy and how does it work?
There are numerous scientific studies and research articles discussing Low Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) exist, however the simple answer for how they work is through photonic absorption. Laser light energy converts into chemical energy which initiates a cascade of events at a cellular level. LLLT promotes healing because it penetrates the skin, increases the ATP and activates enzymes, again at the cellular level. A strong growth factor response within the cells and tissue is a result of the increased ATP and protein synthesis that LLLT promotes. This also improves healthy cell reproduction and proliferation. Another benefit of LLLT is pain relief as a result of increased endorphin release; this in turn strengthens the immune system response by increasing levels of lymphocyte (white blood cell) activity.

What Conditions can be Treated?
LLLT has been successfully used to treat conditions such as acute and chronic pain, repetitive use disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, as well as treating injuries to reduce inflammation, enhance soft-tissue wound healing, and quickly regenerate healthy cells.

There are a number of interesting scholarly articles at www.thorlaser.com/LLLT/LLLT-research.htm