Cold Laser Therapy is a colloquial term for photobiomodulation or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). It is a light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain, and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Usually applied by doctor, therapist, or technician, treatments take about ten minutes and should be applied two or more times a week. LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, and back and neck pain. Over 300 andomized clinical trials have been published on LLLT, half of which are on pain. Significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within 1 hour, analgesic effects achieved in 1 minute that lasts for 48 hours, and healing time of chronic endinopathy reduced by 70 percent.
Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to its intensity and the time applied. Lasers and LED’s produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.
Studies have shown, that by exposing certain areas of the body to LLLT the production of stem cells can be greatly increased. We use this effect to increase the original stem cell harvest from the blood stream. 24 hours before the blood draw, we expose areas of your body, which are important for stem cell production, to specific LLLT frequencies. LLLT can also be used to activate stem cells. For this reason, we use LLLT as an activator directly after the stem cell administration. Once the stem cells have been injected back into the lymphatic system, LLLT is applied to the injection site.