Also known as Photobiomodulation, Cold Laser Therapy, or Non-Thermal Laser Therapy
At Natural Way to Good Health we use the Theralase TLC-2000 laser system which is considered the Gold Standard in this type of therapy
THERALASE NON-THERMAL LASER TREATMENT
Theralase lasers work by supplying the body with billions of photons of light at very specific wavelengths. The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then naturally uses to repair its own tissue. The bio-stimulating effect of laser therapy causes decreases in both pain and inflammation and an increase in tissue regeneration and accelerated healing.
The Theralase TLC-2000 laser uses Biofeedback technology which automatically adjusts its parameters to deliver the most effective dose of light energy to the exact location of tissue damage for every patient, every time, optimizing their healing benefit and returning patients to peak performance faster
BENEFITS OF USING THERALASE LASER TREATMENTS
- Non-invasive, non-thermal treatment
- Drug-free treatment (no drug-related side effects)
- Pain relief
- Improve post-exercise muscle recovery and delay fatigue
- Accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Faster Wound Healing: Stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue
- Anti-inflammatory action: Reduces swelling caused by bruising of inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.
- Reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns, or post surgery.
- Increased Metabolic Activity: Produces higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells: Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
- Induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
- Stimulated Nerve Function speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas or “dead limbs” caused by slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue back to life..
HOW IT WORKS
Theralase lasers activate all three known cellular pathways
- Accelerate Healing 660 nm – Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Pathway:
Theralase stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP or basic cell energy) to accelerate tissue repair. (Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2015)
Cells that lack energy are unable to participate in the healing process. Laser energy is delivered to injured cells, which absorb the light and convert it into chemical energy, which is used to accelerate tissue repair. Once cells are fully energized they are able to stimulate each other to rebuild and heal the injured area.
- Reduce Inflammation 905 nm – Nitric Oxide (NO) Pathway:
Independent research proves that the proprietary Theralase 905nm superpulsed laser technology increases the production of Nitric Oxide (NO) by over 700%, increasing vasodilation and decreasing inflammation versus other competitive wavelengths. (Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2009).
When tissue injury occurs, the inflammatory process is initiated to immobilize the area and prevent further damage to the tissue. This process is associated with pain caused by inflammation exerting pressure on nerve endings. In order to decrease inflammation in the particular region, the body produces Nitric Oxide (NO). However if not enough NO is produced, the inflammation remains. Increased Nitric Oxide production has been proven to relax the vascular network, dilate the capillaries, improve vascular function, protect against cell injury and help rebalance the immune response. This process not only reduces inflammation but brings much needed oxygen and other metabolites to the injured tissue aiding in their natural healing.
- Eliminate Pain 905 nm – Lipid Absorption Pathway
Theralase laser technology effectively removes the pain signal at source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway. (Harvard Medical School, 2010)
Neurons use electrical and chemical signals to transmit information. The transmission of pain is primarily due to an expulsion of sodium ions (Na+) and an influx of potassium (K+) ions into the nerve cell across the cellular membrane, altering the electrical potential difference of the nerve cell. The peak absorption of lipids occurs in the near infrared wavelength range of 905 nm to 930 nm. Since the cellular membrane is a bilipid membrane, laser light in the 905 nm range increases the porosity of the cellular membrane. Allowing the re-absorption of sodium ions and the expulsion of potassium ions across the membrane re-balancing the sodium-potassium pump and removing the pain signal at source.
SOME TREATABLE CONDITIONS OF NON-THERMA LASERS
- Arthritis pain
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
Do Theralase lasers burn?
No. There are two general types of medical lasers: heat generating lasers which cut through tissue and damage tissue and non-thermal lasers such as the Theralase, which stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and eliminate pain.
Are Theralase lasers harmful?
No. Theralase lasers are class 3B lasers which are used specifically for tissue stimulation and not strong enough to damage cells. Unlike Class 4 lasers, Theralase lasers produce no heat and do not cut tissue.
Do Theralase lasers work?
Yes. Theralase laser therapy is safe, effective and painless, with no side effects. Efficacy rates in excess of 90% are routinely achieved.
How do Theralase lasers work?
When laser light interacts with tissue it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur and stimulates natural biological healing processes, thus transforming light energy into chemical energy.
How long does the therapy take?
Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 20 minutes per session, depending on the condition treated and its severity. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the case. For acute conditions up to 6 sessions are usually required and for chronic conditions it could take up to 20 sessions. The effect of each treatment lasts for three days.