Cold laser, also called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), uses safe non-thermal light photons to accelerate the body's natural healing processes. This light energy can penetrate right through all the layers of our skin with ease. It's especially useful for pain, joint and neurological problems, wounds and burns, dental issues, lymph node swelling, tinnitus, and bone/tissue regeneration, plus many more applications.
While researching cancer cells in 1974, Prof. Fritz-Albert Popp made the astounding discovery that all cells store photons of light, particularly around DNA. He showed that cancer and other diseased cells have a significantly different level of photon emission to normal cells, and theorized that this stored internal light may be a major part of how cells communicate with each other in the body to maintain overall health. Subsequent Russian DNA research validated his findings. The therapeutic uses of cold laser are backed by many medical studies.
Cold lasers are low power lasers which provide non-thermal photons of light. These photons pass through the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin to help accelerate the body's natural healing process. They are often used for up to 30 minutes at a time, though longer treatment durations cause no adverse effects.
Cold Laser Wrist is designed to be worn around the wrist, where it can easily treat the entire blood supply, the carpal tunnel, and the meridian complex, but it can also be used on other areas.
The light energy is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements within the cell. This process is very similar to photosynthesis in plants. Sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to energy for the plant to grow.
The light energy absorbed by cells allows each cell to "normalize". This increasing intracellular metabolism results in a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and reduced healing time. 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.
Physicians have been using cold laser therapy for over 40 years on patients who are seeking effective, alternative methods for pain relief. Over 2,500 clinical studies published worldwide since 1967. Most of these studies were double-blinded and placebo-controlled. They clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of cold laser therapy for pain relief.
The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain reviewed the effectiveness of cold laser therapy for neck pain. The review concluded that low-level laser therapy is a valuable treatment for many conditions.