What Is Laser Therapy?
What is laser therapy? Laser therapy is red light photon energy in the treatment of tissue that is applied to the surface of the skin but penetrates deep under the skin to affect the tissues that lie below.
During treatment of the tissue with the laser beam, an interaction between photons and cells take place; thus, a photochemical reaction. Photons from the laser affect the tissue at a cellular level. Laser enters the tissue, alters cell membrane permeability, and the cellular level is absorbed in the mitochondria of the cell creating physiological changes such as rapid cell growth.
The laser accelerates cellular reproduction growth, causing faster wound healing by stimulating fibroblast development in damaged tissues. This reduction in recovery time is an important thing to consider.
Laser also increases metabolic activity which helps the body increase the output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen to blood cells and more effective immune response are induced by laser. Laser reduces fibrous tissue formation. In reducing fibrous tissue formation the laser reduces scar tissue such as cuts, scratches, burns or surgery. It has anti-inflammatory action meaning it reduces swelling. This can improve joint mobility. Laser also increases vascular activity because it stimulates lymph and blood circulation to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation. Laser also stimulates nerve function. Slow recovery of nerve function and damaged tissue can result in dead limbs and numb areas. Laser will speed the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
Laser also increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action. These physiological changes affect macrophages, fibroblasts, epithelial cells, mass cells, bradykinin nerve conduction rates, and the nerve energy communication pathways throughout the facial network. With laser, the mitochondria in each cell are energized. These are the powerhouses of the cells that make ATP which is needed for life enhancements processes of every cell. (source: createyourwellness.com)
Also, the interesting thing with laser therapy is it not only affects the local area in which you are stimulating, but because cells communicate through coherent light, it can also give a positive effect throughout the body. Therefore, laser is a safe and effective way to increase your whole body’s ability to heal.