Soft Laser Therapy (low- intensity laser therapy)
Low intensity laser energy initiates general stimulation and activation of the metabolism, in turn promoting the occurrence of
multiple physiologically beneficial effects in the repair of human cells. It is widely used in the medical and cosmetic fields,
principally because it is non-destructive to the target tissue. Laser therapy is able to influence the pathology directly at the
cellular level, resulting in therapeutic benefits that are more profound and generally curative. 85% of patients achieve
70-100% permanent relief within 20 visits. This is most true when treatment plans are followed and the patients adhere to
schedules. Unfortunately, nothing is guaranteed. Treatments are 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the body part being treated
and the severity of your condition. Low backs and hips require an hour-long treatment because of the depth of tissue as well
as the broad area being treated. Most other areas require a half hour to forty five minute protocols.
Another laser therapy protocol is to illuminate the bloodstream, in order to invoke immune response (some therapists use an
invasive protocol, inserting laser beam through a fiber optic string into the vein) .Since laser penetrate deeper than 2MM, and
in most people, vein in the hand are less than 2 MM deep, treatment can be given externally with equal results, with no risk
of invasive procedure, and no pain of needle insertion.
Unlike high power Thermal lasers, which are used in industries for metal cutting and welding, or medical thermal lasers used
for ablation procedures and coagulation of blood through heat ,fusing small blood vessels, SOFT LASERS are low-power, very
minimal thermal energy light beams. Laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode
or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (providing total optical power in the 1000-2000 milliwatt per square
centimeter range) to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source
is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular
biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body's healing processes.
Most people will need anywhere in the range of 5- 20 treatments depending upon the severity, complicating factors, and
duration of the condition. Treatment duration will vary from one patient to another. Just as every medical case is individual,
so are the responses to therapy. The onset of initial pain relief as a result of treatment varies due to each patient's
particular rated release of endorphins and cortisol. In a clinical report on 151 consecutive cases using Low Intensity Laser
Therapy, 11 treatments was the average number required for maximum improvement. Whether two or twenty treatments are
required, most patients need not restrict normal activity during the therapy period, as healing will continue between sessions.
Two distinct reactions occur during therapy; the immediate due to the release of the body's own endorphins and cortisone
production and the more important or cumulative effect, resulting from progressive therapy.