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What is Laser Healing?

Donn Saylor
Donn Saylor

Laser healing is a type of therapeutic treatment that utilizes lasers or light emitting diodes to heal various medical issues. Among the many different methods of healing with lasers, the most common is low level laser therapy (LLLT), sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy. It is thought that the light given off by the healing lasers alters cellular function and thereby aids in remedying health issues.

The world of conventional medicine rarely employs laser healing and considers it an experimental or alternative form of treatment. Lasers are, however, utilized in traditional medicine for a variety of conditions, including making incisions, removing hair, and treating tumors. These types of laser therapy are viewed as much more scientifically solid than the practice of laser healing.

A low intensity laser is used during LLLT to reduce pain and inflammation.
A low intensity laser is used during LLLT to reduce pain and inflammation.

In using laser healing, an individual is made comfortable and the afflicted area of the body is targeted by the laser. The laser emits a low level of light, or cold laser, on the area. The light is transmitted at a specific wavelength, and it is believed that the wavelength restructures the cell functioning of the afflicted region; this reshuffling allows the area to begin the healing process. The laser light is also believed to inhibit inflammatory enzymes which cause pain and encourage better circulation through natural drainage of the lymph nodes. Additionally, low-level lasers can release tension in tight muscles and help in bone repair.

The benefits of laser healing are great. There are no incisions, and no painful courses of treatment or drug prescriptions. The entire process is pain-free. In general, patients experience less pain after laser healing treatment because the process is thought to release endorphins — pleasure-inducing chemicals — in the brain.

Laser healing is used to treat an array of conditions. The most common ailments that benefit from this type of healing include rheumatoid arthritis, tendon conditions, and chronic neck and joint disorders. While the pain relief is typically not long-term, laser healing does offer a short-term respite from the discomfort associated with these conditions.

The process of quitting smoking has been thought to be made easier by laser healing. During the nicotine withdrawal process, endorphin levels in the brain plummet and the patient is left feeling weak, defeated, and often sickly. At this point, laser therapy boosts those levels and can make significant steps in helping a patient feel better, combat cravings, and quit their addiction for good.

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    • A low intensity laser is used during LLLT to reduce pain and inflammation.
      By: Marc Xavier
      A low intensity laser is used during LLLT to reduce pain and inflammation.