ERCHONIA LASER THERAPY

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology compared to many alternative therapies like acupuncture (which has been used since 8000-3500 B.C.), chiropractic (since 1895) and physical therapy. Just like the abacus evolved into the computer, many alternative medicine practices are evolving to include laser therapy. Recent innovations in low-level lasers now make it possible for practitioners or consumers to own high quality cold laser equipment. The first cold laser was FDA cleared in 2001. Cold lasers are sometimes called Low Level Lasers (LLL) or soft lasers.

In general, cold lasers can be used in 2 distinct ways:

  • Targeting acupuncture trigger points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles)

  • Broad coverage of nerve and connective tissue as well as bone with IR or Red light photons to reduce pain and accelerate healing

Cold Laser therapy offers a non-intrusive option to acupuncture and surgery. It also provides a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs. Cold lasers are FDA cleared and widely use for treatment of:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strain

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Back pain

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Wounds

  • Burns

  • Post Surgical Healing

Healing With Cold Lasers

The cold laser produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering but maximized absorption of the the energy (in photons) at a desired depth.

Over 4000 studies have been conducted in recent years to validate the effectiveness of cold laser therapy. 

 

Benefit of Cold Lasers

  • Easy to apply

  • Extremely safe

  • Non-Toxic

  • Non-Invasive

  • No side effects or pain

  • Cost effective for both the practitioner and patient

  • Highly effective in treating ailments (more than 90% efficacy)

  • Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAID's and other medications

  • Reduces the need for surgery

  • Works synergistically with other modalities like Chiro, Acupuncture, and PT

 

General Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects

  • Increased Cell Growth: Laser photons accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

  • Increased Metabolic Activity: Photons initiate a higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).

  • Faster Wound Healing: Cold laser photons stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue

  • Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons reduce swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints resulting in enhanced joint mobility.

  • Increased Vascular Activity: Laser photons induce temporary vasodilation that increases blood flow to effected areas.

  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation:Laser photons reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.

  • Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser photon exposure speeds the process of nerve cell reconnect ion to bring the numb areas back to life.

  • Pain Reduction: Almost all systems have a mode of operation specifically designed to reduce pain.