Accelerated Tissue Repair AND Cell Growth
Photonic energy packets from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth (see overview below). No other modality can penetrate tissues and deliver healing energy to the targeted tissues deep beneath the skin as class IV therapy lasers. Radiant laser energy beams increase cellular energy to aid in nutrient intake and removal of waste products; tissues of all types are repaired faster from exposure to therapeutic laser energy.
Reduction of Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser energy reduces the formation of scar tissue and acute and chronic inflammatory processes from disease/injury; this is important to note because fibrous (scar) tissue is less elastic, has poorer circulation, is more pain sensitive, is weaker, and is much more prone to re-injury and frequent exacerbation of injury.
Increased Anti-Inflammatory Response
Laser light energy has an anti-inflammatory effect, as it causes vasodilation and activation of the lymphatic drainage system; consequently, reduction of swelling caused by biomechanical stress, trauma, overuse, or systemic conditions occurs.
Increased Analgesic Response
Laser therapy has a beneficial effect on pain through the suppression of nerve signal transmission over affected nerves; in addition, pain-blocking mechanisms, including the production of high levels of peptides such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal glands helps to aid in pain signal suppression.
Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve function in sick or injured tissues can result in motor and sensory disturbances, resulting in loss of function and pain to the affected area. Therapeutic laser energy accelerates the process of nerve cell regeneration and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize motor and sensory nerve functions, and stimulates the regeneration of myelin and other nerve tissues to decrease pain.
Improved Vascular Function
Laser energy significantly increases the formation of new capillaries (angiogenesis) in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process; additionally, microcirculation increases during laser treatment.
Increased Metabolic Activity
Laser energy creates higher outputs of specific proteins and enzymes, greater oxygenation, and increased food particle loads for blood cells.
Enhanced Immunoregulatory Response
Laser light energy has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser light is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) within the mitochondria that react to laser energy; flavomononucleotides are activated and the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) increases (ATP is a major component of cellular energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells).
Trigger and Acupuncture Point Stimulation
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis, providing musculoskeletal pain relief. Additionally, restoration of muscular tonus and balance between agonist, antagonist, and synergistic relationships improves joint biomechanics and protects them from potentially dangerous stress/strain and shear forces.