Soft laser therapy has been used successfully in medicine for more than 50 years.
The following therapeutic effects aid in the healing of nearly 100 diseases.
The analgesic effect of laser therapy is based on several biological processes:
1. Block the transmission of pain stimuli between the injured body part and the brain. This reduces nerve sensitivity and significantly reduces pain.
2. Reduces inflammation and swelling in the injured part of the body. These “not only” have a role in relieving pain, but also promote healing.
3. Increases the production and release of endorphins and enkephalins, which are natural analgesic chemicals in our body, thereby reducing pain.
Reduction of inflammation andswelling
Laser therapy dilates smaller arteries and lymphatics. This increased vasodilation allows the fluid that causes the swelling (edema) to leave the affected areas effectively. Enlargement of the lymphatics also improves lymphatic circulation, whichpromotes this vital healing process. This biological mechanism explains why bruising heals extremely quickly with laser therapy.
Faster healing of wounds and injuries
The "soft laser" has a "BIOSTIMULATION" (stimulating) effect on the living organism.This means that cells and tissues can regenerate faster when illuminated with "soft laser light" (eg wound healing is accelerated).
Laser light increases the metabolism of cells, and even new cells, tissues, and new capillaries are formed.
In summary, laser light stimulates the body's ability to heal itself!
Laser therapy also stimulates the production of fibroblasts, which are necessary building blocks for collagen production.
Collagen is the essential protein that is essential for the regeneration of old tissues and the healing of damaged tissues.
Due to the collagen production-enhancing effect of laser therapy, it is extremely effective in treating open wounds and burns.Excessive scar tissue formation is reduced
Laser therapy reduces the formation of excessive scar tissue (fibrous connective tissue) after cuts, burns and surgeries, as it improves the blood supply to the injured area, promotes effective removal of waste products and therefore speeds up the healing process.
Faster healing always results in less scar tissue formation.Improved blood and lymphatic circulation
Soft-laser therapy significantly promotes the formation of new capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in damaged tissues.
The more capillaries can deliver more blood to the damaged areas, which speeds up healing and regeneration processes, so wounds heal faster and scar formation is reduced. Laser radiation also has a serious effect on individual blood cells. Laser light significantly increases the oxygen and nutrient carrying capacity of red blood cells. This allows for increased energy production, metabolism, and thus regeneration of cells and more efficient production of certain enzymes.
The effect can be felt throughout the body and not just in areas treated with laser light.Improving neural function
1. After injury, laser therapy accelerates the regeneration of neural connections, thus reducing the time required for nerves to heal.
2. In addition, it enhances the strength of signals transmitted through nerve fibers,which generally improves the function of nerves and muscles.
These two processes explain why laser therapy is so effective in relieving the symptoms of nerve injury (sharp pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation).
Improving immune processes
The photons of laser light are directly absorbed by the chromophores (color-carrying molecular enzymes in the cells) that are found in most cells in our body. Absorption of laser light activates certain enzymatic processes that trigger the production of ATP. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the only and most important form of energy that drives all chemical reactions in every cell in the body. Increased energy production results in faster, more efficient function and regeneration, especially for immune-specific cells.This increased effectiveness helps the immune system to defeat unwanted microbes and pathogens.
Forrás: US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health: Biological Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy – Farivar S, Malekshahabi T, Shiari R. Biological Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy. J Lasers Med Sci 2014;5(2):58-62