Light Therapy is an excellent treatment that is often utilized to treat a wide array of conditions and pain. It allows the body to naturally heal itself by utilizing a combination of electric stimulation and cold laser technology. This low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device that can be utilized on many different parts of the body, in two different ways: by targeting acupuncture trigger points, and by broad coverage of tissue and bone with IR or red light photons to reduce pain and stimulate healing.
What does Light Therapy treat?
* carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries,
muscle and joint pain, acute and chronic pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains,
soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, back pain, bursitis, and fibromyalgia
Healing with Light Therapy
The device produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980 nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering but maximizes absorption of the energy (in photons) at a desired depth. There are also lower wavelengths and lower power emitters for treating shallow tissue (like the lymphatic system or surface scars). For shallow treatments, light emitting diodes (LEDs) with a shorter wavelength (600 to 700 nm) are more cost effective for adding photons to the shallower tissue. In addition, red light diodes with a wavelength of 630 to 680 nm may be used to add energy to even shallower levels of tissues. The goal of light therapy is to deliver light energy units from red and infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. It is the consensus of experts is that photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.