Laser Acupuncture : Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Part 1
Laser Acupuncture , Low Level Laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment method for assisting various conditions using laser to bring about a photochemical reaction at a cellular level. The laser light penetrates into tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that influences the course of metabolic processes.
At the Rodd Sanchez Sydney acupuncture the riancorp LTU-904 model is used. An infra-red lasers operating at a wavelength of 904 nanometers. This invisible wavelength penetrates deeply into tissue (much deeper than the often used red laser operating in the visible red region). This type of laser is idea for laser acupuncture use, great for patients who are needle phobic such as children and those with lymphodermea
Advantages Laser acupuncture
- Painless and often immediate analgesic effect
- Dramatically shortened recovery time with rapid reduction of swelling and inflammation
- Non-invasive and patient friendly treatment
- Class 1 lasers and therefore eye-safe for patients and clinicians.
Laser therapy is recognised for the treatment of numerous injuries and is especially effective in the treatment of:-
- Tendon injuries
- Muscle soreness
- Slow healing skin wounds
- Fibrous lesions
- Sprained and strained ligaments
The Laser acupuncture models can be used in with ultrasonic therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy and concurrent with most other therapy.
Treatment of Injuries
Treatment using the LTU models is usually in contact with the skin, directly onto the injury. When treating skin wounds, the units are used in non-contact mode. The time and frequency of the treatment varies depending on the type of injury and its condition. One single treatment of a few minutes to many treatments of 5-10 minutes.
The Laser Acupuncture Effect
Infra-red energy is absorbed in the cell membrane, where it induces a photophysical reaction which directly mediates the membrane potential, resulting in the intra and extra cellular transport of photoproducts.
The local reactions are followed by systemic effects as the photoproducts are carried by the blood and lymphatic systems around the body, and the photomediated neuroresponses take effect.
Treated skin wounds show the following reactions:-
- Reduced scar formation
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Increased collagen and reduced cellular substances
- Increased epithelial activity
- Increased capillary blood vessel formation
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