“Proven Results with the Speed of Light”
Phototherapy or Laser, is a therapeutic modality that uses photons (light energy) for tissue healing and pain reduction. It can be referred to as a variety of names such as laser and light therapy, low level laser and cold laser therapy.
We now have a MedX laser that we are using with positive results and great feedback from patients. You can read more about the laser and the conditions it can treat at http://www.medxhealth.com/medxconditions.html
How it works:
Light energy penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy machines) of cells of our bodies. Light energy is then converted into bio-chemical energy which helps restore normal cell function.
Effects of laser and light therapy:
-increases circulation and helps remove pain-causing substances from the site of injury
-helps reduce inflammation
-alters the pain threshold of our nociceptors (pain signaling receptors)
-enhances the release of endorphins (our ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters)
Scared of Needles?
Laser is the most effective alternative to needles for Acupuncture. A laser beam is a beam of extremely pure and concentrated light. The advantage of a pure light is that it can be used to produce very precise therapeutic effects. Each type of laser emits a specific wavelength of light. All of these have individual applications, which are used to treat different types of ailments.
All in all, laser helps:
-control pain, ease muscle strain, reduce muscle spasm, improve range of motion and helps bring down inflammation and swelling.
If you want to try the healing power of laser therapy or want to find out more. Call us to book an appointment or to talk to one of our staff about the potential benefits laser therapy can do for you.