This week we had a patient you was in for regular treatment who was concerned about the appointment due to start of a cold sore on her lower lip. I explained that the use of cold laser therapy would reduce the duration of the sore, greatly reduce the discomfort, and dry it out quickly. We proceeded to apply the laser at that time, later in the afternoon and twice the next day. When we saw her this morning the sores we much smaller, no pain, she commented on how quickly they were drying up. So you ask what is cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy is becoming a revolution in health sciences. With it, you can give yourself treatment to a great deal of health problems without medication or side effects. Low level laser therapy is a form of natural remedy that combines modern and ancient science. The modern aspect comes from the use of a laser and from up to date medical knowledge to treat illness.
This is a treatment of choice for everyone since this technique gives results and is painless. Most often the person receiving low level laser doesn’t feel anything. Sometimes you may feel a mild tingling sensation or a mild numbing of the region being treated. This is due to the natural production of endorphins, your natural painkillers.
The mechanism behind low level laser therapy (LLLT) is biostimulation. Cold laser therapy actively stimulates healing instead of just reducing pain and inflammation. Laser light is absorbed by the tissues, this triggers several physiological responses leading to better health. These are :
- tissue repair,
- improved circulation,
- reduction of inflammation,
- and pain relief.
Again, what is cold laser therapy? Cold laser therapy is like futuristic medicine. It stimulates your healing processes without any pills or drugs. It is the most up to date of natural cures for now and the future.