In cold laser therapy, laser light energy is used to stimulate cells so that they can function optimally. Cold laser therapy is similar to photosynthesis in plants wherein sunlight is absorbed by the plant and converted into energy the plant can utilize for growth.
Alternatively, in the human body, light sensitive chromophores and other elements within the cell absorb energy, initiating a series of important photochemical changes such as increased production of nitric oxide, singlet oxygen and ATP, as well as an increase in the cell membrane’s permeability.
Some effects of Cold Laser Therapy include:
- Increases cell metabolism (cell function)
- Increases collagen synthesis (healing of soft tissues)
- Increases osteoblast production (healing of the bone)
- Increases circulation
- Accelerated tissue healing and repair by 40%
- Reduced or eliminated pain
- Decreased edema and inflammation
- Improved immune response
- Stimulates nerve function
- Promotes cellular oxygenation/detoxification
- Increases T-cell production (immune function)