Much of the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy lies in its ability to trigger the body to heal itself. Penetrating into targeted tissue, laser light stimulates mitochondria in target cells to produce additional ATP, which fuels cell repair and regeneration. The laser simply jumpstarts the healing process and since the laser used operates within a specific wavelength range that is non thermal (the “therapeutic window”), there is no risk of tissue damage or other complications.
A wide variety of studies on the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy have been conducted by medical professionals from across the globe. Theralase also regularly conducts research and clinical trials to support the use of and discover new applications for laser technology.
Neuromuscular Skeletal conditions are common in all of us. We can all experience sprains, strains and pain that just won’t go away resulting from repetitive strains in our work place or from trauma in our everyday lives. Pain and inflammation are things we’ve grown to accept as something we probably will just have to live with. Medical practitioners across North America have discovered a modern medical technology that heals injuries safely and effectively on a cellular level. This medical technology is the Theralase line of therapeutic medical laser systems.
Painless low-level laser therapy applied to specific acupuncture points on the ear, arm and leg can dramatically reduce or alleviate stress and anxiety by stimulating the body’s natural feel-good neurochemicals. The procedure is completely safe and pain-free. Many patients experience a sense of deep relaxation during and after the treatment.
Low Level Light Therapy increases oxygen and blood flow. Many studies have associated lower oxygen levels and cerebral blood flow in that area of the brain with depressive disorders.
The therapy reduces neuro-inflammation. Research indicates a strong relationship between concentrations of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in the central nervous system and major depression. Minimizing inflammation has proven beneficial in mood enhancement. It’s likely that a combination of the beneficial effects of LLLT on the brain help depression. Increased neurogenesis, ATP production, enhancement of mitochondrial membrane potential, elevated oxygenation and blood flow, generation of neurotrophic factors, plus reduced neuro-inflammation may synergistically allow the brain to heal. (The Best Brain Possible May 14, 2017)
Laser light triggers the body's natural mechanisms for drug-free, fast, effective results.
Unlike class 4 lasers, which generate excessive heat and are classified under ILY or "heating devices", Theralase lasers are classified as "non-heating" instruments (NHN). This reflects the fact that its bio-modulating effects do not produce excess heating of tissue.
No, although one must never shine the laser directly into the eye. Otherwise, we recommend that laser devices not be used on the abdomen of a pregnant woman, in the presence of photosensitive compounds or directly on any cancerous tissue