Low Level Cold LASER THERAPY IN Irving
Are you looking for cold laser therapy in Irving? In recent years, many medical and alternative health clinics have begun including light therapies into their traditional treatment methods. One of the most popular light therapies being used is cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy. When tissues are damaged, cells begin to die and scar tissue formation often begins. Both of these consequences can slow or even limit the healing process. Modern-day cold laser units have been specifically engineered to produce the essential wavelengths of light necessary stimulate the damage cells, break up the formed scar tissue, and stimulate the healing process.
Cold Laser Therapy in Irving TX
Cold laser units come in various sizes and shapes. Often the units used are handheld and similar to the size of an average flashlight. The treatment time required is usually dependent on two factors, the condition being treated and the size of the area affected. A major advantage of cold laser therapy units is the ability to penetrate deep into tissues and joints while retaining the capability to also treat conditions closer to the skin surface. People utilizing cold laser therapy as a non-invasive form of treatment report feeling little or no sensation during the treatment process. Regardless of how deep the light waves penetrate, the energy is eventually absorbed by the damaged cell providing it with the boost to begin working. Plants using the suns light to stimulate growth and healing is a good analogy to demonstrate the effects of cold laser therapy. As these cells are repaired, the body is able to decrease the sensation of pain, reduce swelling, and accelerate the time required to heal.
“So many modern diseases, including heart disease, depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and all autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus), occur in part because our body’s immune system stays stuck on too long.” In chronic inflammation, the immune system stays on too long. The causes of chronic inflammation include diet and “countless chemical toxins that become embedded in the body.” “Laser light can unblock the stalled process and quickly move it to a normal resolution, leading to decreased inflammation, swelling, and pain.”
“Chronically inflamed bodies produce chemicals, called pro-inflammatory cytokines, which contribute to pain and inflammation.” [IL-6, TNF-alpha, etc.] “Laser light fights excess inflammation by increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines that bring chronic inflammation to an end.” [IL-10] Pro-inflammatory cytokines are primarily produced by neutrophils. Laser light lowers the number of neutrophils. Macrophages [the primary player of the innate immune response] remove foreign invaders and damaged cells. Laser light increases the number of macrophages. Oxygen-free radicals “cause damage to cells and can bring on degenerative disease.” Lasers decrease the stress on tissues caused by oxygen free radicals. A “unique aspect of lasers is that they preferentially affect damaged cells or cells that are struggling to function and need energy the most.” “Lasers have a good effect where they are most needed.” Laser light releases serotonin.
“Laser light affects cerebrospinal fluid.”
“Cerebral spinal fluid and the blood vessels carry the photons into the brain, where they influence the brain cells.” Michael Hamblin from the Harvard group states, “lower doses are actually more beneficial than higher doses.”
Precancerous skin lesions called actinic keratosis, instead of being burned off, with the use of low-intensity laser the “skin normalized itself in several sessions.” “Some basal cell cancers can also be healed by low-intensity laser light.”
Lasers can rapidly heal “all sorts of things that should not be healed—cartilage, badly torn tendons, ligaments, and muscles.” A case of traumatic brain injury responded excellently to laser, applied “over the top of the head for short periods.” Some such patients may “need to treat herself with light for ten minutes a day for the rest of her life.”
Brain injured patients may respond best to laser light positioned “over the skull areas closest to [the] brain stem and cerebellum.”
Treating the higher part of the neck may improve the central nervous system of brain problems, as the “brain’s cerebrospinal fluid, which flows around the spinal cord, was probably flowing back to the brain after being irritated by the light.”
“His [Fred Kahn] review of the literature had proved to him that lower doses of light, over longer periods, were effective for regenerating tissue and reducing pathological inflammation, as well as increasing the general circulation of blood in the brain—something that he, as a vascular surgeon, knew was essential to healing.”
Vascular surgeon Fred “Kahn had helped people who had a brain and other nerve-related problems such as headaches from concussions, vascular dementia (dementia caused by blood vessel problems in the brain), migraines, Bell’s palsy, and tinnitus.”
“Applying low-intensity lasers to peripheral nerves can help them heal.” “Low-intensity lasers helped damaged nerves stop degenerating and start regenerating themselves.” Cranial nerves can also be healed. “To my mind [Doidge], every emergency room should have a low-intensity laser for people with stroke or head trauma. This would be especially important for head injuries because there is no effective drug therapy for traumatic brain injury.” “Hospitals often seem recklessly indifferent to the role of light in healing.” “Low-intensity laser can reduce scar formation in animals that have had heart attacks; perhaps lasers should be used in emergency rooms for cardiac events as well.” Lasers “has helped many patients with coronary artery disease, and that symptoms often disappear after six months to several years.” In patients with traumatic brain injuries, “all were disabled and not recovering, in most cases for years, until they were treated with lasers. Almost all improved and resumed everyday activities, and those who were not yet 100 percent better said, ‘I got my life back’.”
In cases of depression, the “brain is chronically inflamed, it makes sense that treatment that unblocks chronic inflammation could help.” The Alzheimer’s brain is inflamed, and the mitochondria have difficulty functioning and show signs of aging called oxidative stress. Laser light “can improve all three conditions—inflammation, mitochondrial problems, and oxidative stress.” Animal studies  show that the laser lights “lowered both the pathological tau proteins and amyloid plaques by 70 percent in key brain areas that Alzheimer’s effects.”
“Light therapy improves damaged connections between neurons in Alzheimer’s by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).”
What can I use cold laser therapy for?
Due to the wide range of healing potential, our Yes to Perfect Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic team has been trained to utilize this technology for the treatment of many conditions. Some of the conditions that are commonly treated at our clinic include:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Various Tendonitis
- Painful Joints
- Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
- ..... and many more
“Einstein showed that the color of light is a measure of how much energy it contains.” The violet wavelength “contains the most energy.”
A 1-watt laser is thousands of times more intense than a 100-watt light bulb because the photons are coherent (of singe direction) and monochromatic (of one wavelength/color).
“A laser probe can deliver much more power than LEDs.” [light emitting diodes]
“The frequency most often used for laser healing is a red light.”
“Unsightly scars called keloids could also be improved, as could the normal sagging wrinkles of aging because lasers trigger the development of collagen tissue.”
“Low-intensity lasers can help scar tissue heal normally.”
The body cannot heal without adequate blood supply. “Improving circulation is only one of the many ways lasers help.”
Michael Hamblin (Harvard) is a world leader in understanding how the laser works at a cellular level. He “specializes in the use of light to activate the immune system in treating cancer and cardiac disease; he is now branching out into its use for brain injuries.” He recommends applying the light at the top of the head (transcranial laser therapy).
"Patients paralyzed by stroke made significant improvements in their movement when lasers were used to stimulate acupuncture points on the face and other areas.”
Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator
“As low-level laser light passes through the skull, it bathes all the individual cells in its path and has effects on individual cells. Light unblocks chronic inflammation and energizes injured tissues preferentially.” PoNS “chiefly improves the specific network functions of neurons.” “It makes sense to try low-level lasers first, to normalize the brain’s environment, and then the PoNS to normalize the network.”
Thoughts, memories, perceptions, and skills, are “the cumulative electrical wave patterns that are a result of all the neurons firing together,” like an orchestral musical piece. (This is the goal of chiropractic mechanical integrity).
If you are interested in Cold Laser Therapy in Irving, contact our team at Yes to Perfect Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic today.
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