Laser therapy is a great alternative for children and adults who prefer a non-invasive therapy. Treatment is administered via a FDA-cleared therapeutic cold laser, which means that it is essentially painless with no trauma to the skin and other underlying tissues.
So what are the benefits of getting laser therapy treatments?
So how does laser therapy work?
First let's start with what does laser mean? The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, so it is basically a form of light that is emitted from a concentrated source.
According to the WALT (World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy), laser acupuncture can be defined as the "Photonic stimulation of acupuncture points and areas to initiate therapeutic effects similar to that of needle acupuncture and related therapies together with the benefits of PhotoBioModulation or PBM".
Photobiomodulation therapy or LLLT (Low-Level Laser Therapy) is a form of therapy that utilizes non-ionizing light sources to create a therapeutic effect. Cytochrome C oxidase proteins in the cell mitochondria absorb the light photons from the laser. This in turn increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mitochondria. With the increase of ATP in the cells, there is a biochemical cascade of events that aid in regulation of multiple body processes, including signal transfer in nerves and gene expression.
Is laser therapy safe?
When performed by a trained professional with the proper equipment, laser therapy is extremely safe with relatively no risks. The class of laser used for laser acupuncture will not damage or affect the skin in any way. The type of energy created by cold lasers are non-ionizing radiation, which is perfectly safe and does not create any damaging radiation. We only use FDA-cleared laser equipment.
We treat the following conditions with laser therapy:
We offer laser therapy treatments as a stand alone treatment for people who prefer to have them. When contacting us, please specify if you'd prefer to have laser therapy.