Low Level Light Therapy
To best explain light therapy, we use “Sunlight” as an example. When you or anyone you know are exposed to sunlight, a series of metabolic and physiological changes occur through exposure and interpretation of the information contained in the sunlight. Sunlight triggers your body to absorb vitamin D3, produce vitamin D3 and to produce melatonin causing the skin to tan. You aren’t aware these things are happening but they are a direct metabolic response that occurs when exposed to sunlight. The same phenomenon is true of children with Jaundice. These children are placed under specific lights which trigger the liver to process bilirubin. These are but two examples of the healing power of light. As a part of NSRT:
- Light is introduced to the body on specific acupoints further integrating principles of acupuncture
- The light carries harmonic frequencies to the cells which communicate throughout the body to the brain
- This concept is known as “Photobiomodulation” which suggests all cells communicate by sending electrical signals — An example is touching a hot stove with your hand and feeling pain
- Light which carries information such as “Harmonic Frequencies” causes the release of endorphins, enkephalins and serotonin which calm the body and reduce stress
- A great example is the use of light therapy to decrease many forms of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
- A reduction in stress allows the body to use fewer resources and maintain balance or homeostasis
Cold Acu-Laser Therapy (Low Level Laser Light Therapy)
Various forms of light therapy can be traced to Biblical times and to virtually all ancient cultures. It is well known that sunlight can help such ailments as rickets and osteomalacia. It is also known that specific wavelengths of sunlight trigger the germination of seeds and their subsequent growth into the mature plants that provide nourishment to all animals on our planet. We use lasers to listen to our favorite music CDs, to measure distances, temperature, and speed. Even though Einstein was the first to talk about the idea of beams of light, our bodies have been using that same kind of energy to communicate since man was created. As documented in James L. Oschaman’s book “Energy Medicine: the Scientific Basis”, cells communicate to one another through coherent light.
There are thousands of articles published over the last 80 years on the benefits of Low Level Laser therapy in the fields of biophysics, biophotonics, photobiology and quantum biology.
On the basis of the literature reviewed here, it is concluded that the cells in the human body, and the body as a whole, both emit and absorb coherent biophotons; these photonic emissions and absorptions play key roles in the regulation of cellular and physiological processes, including the healing of injuries and diseases. One important role of light is in activating cell division, a process that is essential in wound healing as it provides for the replacement of damaged cells. Light in visible and near-visible regions of the spectrum may stimulate would healing by attracting white blood cells and fibroblasts to the sites where they are needed to kill bacteria and remove damaged cells. This will help such problems as scars, reduced circulation, tight muscles, reduced range of motion, inflammation, bruises, and broken bones, injured or damaged tissues denervation.
Low level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut and cauterize tissue. Low level lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side effect. Low level laser studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, but it was Erchonia laser that made history by becoming the first low-level laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. This was proven through two double-blind studies to prove the efficacy of the Erchonia laser on chronic pain.
How does it work?
Cold level lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intracellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased range of motion.
Low-level therapy can be used for:
- Rapid cell growth. The laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Faster wound healing. The laser stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. The reduction in recovery time is an important consideration.
- Increased metabolic activity. Helps the body increase output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen to blood cells and effective immune response are induced by laser.
- Reduced fibrous tissue formation. The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or following surgery.
- Anti-inflammatory action. The laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give improved joint mobility.
- Increased vascular activity. The laser stimulates lymph and blood circulation, to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation.
- Stimulated nerve function. Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Lasers will speed the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
- Lasers also increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
- Soft tissue injuries: sprains, strains, haematomas, tendonitis, bursitis.
- Myofascial trigger points
- Acupuncture points and meridian balancing
- Acute and chronic joint problems: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament and tendon injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel
- Post surgical healing
These physiological changes affect macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, mast cells, bradykinin, nerve conduction rates and the energy communication pathways throughout the fascia network (liquid crystalline living matrix). The energy transferred to the cell can increase its kinetic energy, and activate or deactivate enzymes or alter physical or chemical properties of macromolecules.
Research has shown that the cells of your body actually communicate with each other through coherent light (laser). With the laser there are specific pulsations 9hertz) that can be programmed with the laser frequency allowing the practitioner to talk “cell talk” with the body. Specific pulsations have been shown to create different physiological responses of the cell. This is extremely important when working with a variety of injury and disease conditions to promote healing. The metabolism of injured and diseased tissue is decreased and the laser creates an increase in metabolism and cell communication immediately. The common response from doctors and patients, when the safe and effective modality is applied, is WOW!
The laser therapy session takes only seconds to facilate a change in the patient’s condition. However, some conditions require multiple visits to help the area regain its strength and return to a normal healthy functioning area. Most patients have a variety of areas that are in need of laser therapy. The Laser therapy is part of the Naet protocol in clearings of allergy related substances. Body Treatments using just the laser are called Up-regulation body balancing therapy. Specific problem areas will be addressed in conjunction with a whole body balancing treatment. You will feel looser, energized, less pain, in affected areas.