There is nothing worse than seeing your loved one in pain and not being able to find relief.  Laser therapy is a natural treatment option worth considering.

Twenty years ago, much of the world embraced cold laser therapy as a way to provide accelerated pain relief and healing.  Also known as low level laser therapy, these treatments are now available in the United States via chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and podiatrists.  Clinicians embraced this technology because it is non-invasive, side effect free, safe, and drug-free. 

Think of a garden and the way that light makes the plants grow.  Laser therapy uses light to stimulate cell regeneration.  A handheld emitter applies light energy to a targeted area so that the photons absorbed by the cells stimulate the microcondria to accelerate production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).  In other words, the biochemical increase in energy changes the cells to a stable, healthy state.

Since laser therapy stimulates healthy cell regeneration, which is a foundation for wellness, consider all of the applications for this technology.  Treatments range from a twisted ankle to arthritis care.  Worldwide, laser therapy devices treat over 300 conditions including back pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, tennis elbow, neck pain, muscle strain, plantar fasciitis, contusions, and more.  The treatments control inflammation, increase joint mobility reduce pain and speeds up healing. 

There are many other cosmetic laser therapy applications including weight loss, smoking cessation, acne and hair loss treatments.  As a result, low level laser therapy devices are also found in spas across the country. 

There are occasions when the cold laser cannot be used.  Keep in mind the absolute contraindications, which include pregnancy, carcinoma, fever and over hemorrhages.  Avoid looking at the light as to prevent eye damage. 



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