Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a therapy for a wide range of ailments. As the name suggests, lasers are used as the main tool.

LLLT uses a soft laser as opposed to hard laser. Soft lasers are soft because they have a lower energy level. The laser types which are approved for use in LLLT are:

There have been rougly 100 double-blind positive studies to confirm the clinical effectiveness of such techniques.

The four distinct effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (A,B,C, and D) are as follows:

  • A
    • Growth factor response within cells and tissue as a result of increased ATP and protein synthesis
    • Improved cell proliferation
    • Change in cell membrane permeability to calcium up-take
  • B
  • C - Strengthening the immune system response via increasing levels of lymphocyte activity and through a newly researched mechanism termed photomodulation of blood.
  • D - Acupuncture point stimulation

LLLT uses red light lasers because red light lasers absorb mitochondria. Red light will not penetrate below the skin surface, potentially damaging tissue.

The most common therapies are for the following ailments:

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