How Laser Therapy Works

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Laser therapy works (when ya use it right) and this little report is for the 'how does it work' crowd. The most important take away from the fancy words is that...the body likes it and feels better. Pain goes away! That is all that truly matters :)

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How Laser Therapy Works

  1. 1. Understanding the effects of Photo-biomodulationOr the ‘Geeks’ (I mean that in a good way) that want to know how laser therapy works on the bodyher ya go. Photobiomodulation, also known as laser therapy and laser biostimulation, is a medicaltechnique in which exposure to laser light enhances tissue growth and healing.Physiological effects:  Stabilization of cellular membrane of damaged cells  Enhancement of ATP production and synthesis  Decreased C-Reactive protein Neopterin  Acceleration of leukocytic activity  Enhanced lymphocyte response  Reduction of Interleukin 1 (IL-1)  Increased prostaglandin synthesis  Enhanced superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels  Stimulation of vasodilation  Increased angiogenesis (new blood vessels)  Temperature modulationDecreased Pain and Nociception:  Ion channel normalization (results in pain reduction)  Increase in Beta Endorphins (decreased pain response)  Increased nitric oxide production (helps oxygenation and synapse normalization)  Decreased Bradykinin levels  Blocked depolarization of C-fiber afferent nerves  Normalization of resting action potentials (back to 70 mv range)  Increase release of acetylcholine (normalization of nerve function)  *Axonal sprouting and nerve cell regeneration* (assists in improving nerve function and reducing pain)Tissue healing:  Increased leukocyte activity (acceleration of tissue repair and decrease of pain)  Increased macrophage activity (increased phagocytosis)  Increased neovascularization (new vessel growth and increase oxygenation)  Increased fibroblast production (speeds tissue repair)  Keratinocyte proliferation (Decreased skin healing time and early ephitheliazation)  Increased tensile strength (helps prevent re-injury)Normal cells and tissues are not affected! Stopchasingpain.com

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