PHOTOMEDICINE (LASER) THERAPY BENEFITS,
BENEFITS FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
1. Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Effect of Laser Therapy on the Expression of Inflammatory Mediators… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24028507/
Laser Therapy reduces inflammation with vasodilation, activation of the lymphatic drainage system, and reduction of pro-inflammatory mediators; as a result, inflammation, erythema, bruising, and edema are reduced. This is one of the primary goals in Photomedicine (Laser) Therapy.
2. Analgesic Effect
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Effects of Laser Therapy… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499952/
Reduction of pain through the suppression of nerve signal transmission over unmyelinated c-fibers; production of high levels of peptides such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal glands, offering successful treatment of many conditions; a suppression of nociceptors, an increase of simulated threshold, an increased release of tissue endorphins.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Effect of Laser Therapy on Proliferation and Differentiation of Cells… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25653816/#:~:text=Effect%20of%20low%20level%20laser%20therapy%20on%20proliferation,on%20cell%20lines%20used%20in%20in%20vitro%20studies.
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products more quickly; perfect for integrative medicine.
4. Improved Vascular Activity
Blood Flow After Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is purported to improve blood flow in soft tissues. Modulating circulation would promote healing by controlling postinjury ischemia, hypoxia, edema, and secondary tissue damage.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity
Blood Flow After Laser Therapy
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Efficacy of Laser Therapy Applied at Acupuncture Points https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24418801/
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis, providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Muscle regeneration is a complex phenomenon, involving replacement of damaged fibers by new muscle fibers. During this process, there is a tendency to form scar tissue or fibrosis by deposition of collagen that could be detrimental to muscle function. Laser therapy significantly reduced the lesion percentage area in the injured muscle (p<0.05), increased mRNA levels of the transcription factors MyoD and myogenin (p<0.01) and the pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor (p<0.01). Moreover, Laser Therapy decreased the expression of the profibrotic transforming growth factor TGF-β mRNA (p<0.01) and reduced type I collagen deposition (p<0.01). These results suggest that potomedicine could be an effective therapeutic approach for promoting skeletal muscle regeneration while preventing tissue fibrosis after muscle injury.
8. Improved Nerve Function
Therapeutic laser energy accelerates the process of nerve cell regeneration and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize motor and sensory nerve functions, and stimulates the regeneration of myelin and other nerve tissues to decrease pain.
Efficacy of Laser Therapy in Nerve Injury Repair - a New Era in Therapeutic Agents and Regenerative Treatments https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34292450/
Laser therapy benefits the immune system by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes; energy is absorbed by targeted chromophores (molecular enzymes) that react to laser light. The production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) accelerates in targeted tissues, stimulating increased energy for all chemical reactions in targeted cells.
The Potential Role of (Laser Therapy) in Long COVID-19 Patient Rehabilitation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33497594/
10. Faster Wound Healing
Laser therapy accelerates the body's natural healing processes by using stimulated light energy to increase blood flow, reduce pain, accelerate tissue repair, heal wounds, and improve nerve function and vascular activity.
No matter what it is called, LASER THERAPY, or PHOTOMEDICINE THERAPY, is highly effective in resolving a plethora of disorders in the human body; some of the many terms used to describe laser therapy are:
Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT);
Photobiostimulation Therapy (PBST);
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT);
High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT);
Cold Laser Therapy
Many of the above terms are outmoded and represent outdated research and technology - most of their research is based on In Vitro studies that have no application in real-world environments. We propose that these terms and the thinking behind them be replaced by more inclusive, updated, and applicable science and terminology.
There is really no such thing as LLLT, HILT, PBMT, PBST and so on. There is only Biomedical Photonics, or Photomedicine, in all its formats, dosage levels, and applications. Laser Therapy is also a very important part of integrative medicine.
For ease of use, because it describes applied medicine using medical lasers in a much wider range of applications, and because “Laser Therapy” and all the other associated decades-old terminology are still struggling to gain widespread acceptance in the broader medical community, we propose the more relevant and widely accepted terms PHOTOMEDICINE, and PHOTOMEDICINE THERAPY be used in place of Laser Therapy and the other terms listed above.
What is Photomedicine Therapy?
Otherwise known as Laser Therapy, Photomedicine, or Photomedicine Therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing, decrease inflammation, to reverse autoimmune disorders, and more. When laser energy is directed to targeted tissues, the energy penetrates deeply and are absorbed by mitochondria, the energy- producing part of a cell. This energy fuels many beneficial physiological responses resulting in the restoration of optimal cell morphology and function.
PHOTOMEDICINE THERAPY IS: LASER THERAPY, COMBINED WITH SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
Photomedicine Therapy has been successfully used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers, malfunctioning immune systems, dermatological conditions, and more.
The Primary Goal of Photomedicine Therapy is to stimulate targeted cells to perform natural functions at an enhanced rate. Targeted in chromophores, including hemoglobin and cytochrome c oxidase within the mitochondria, photomedicine treatments will aid in cellular respiration and reduce oxidative stress. In sharp contrast to so-called cold lasers which provide no feeling or sensation, appropriately-powered diode laser therapy will provide a warm and soothing feeling during and after treatments.
Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, photomedicine treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that photomedicine treatments can be more effective than pharmacology, include no side effects and include longer lasting benefits.
Other terms for Photomedicine also include Phototherapy and Biomedical Photonics
Biomedical Photonics is a new branch of physics that examines the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with organic matter. This emerging medical paradigm holds great promise for the future of medicine, and is poised to experience explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature and cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy.
Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution
The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature and the cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy.
Our Goals, our Mission, our Passion, is to is to educate physicians about the benefits of photomedicine (Laser) Therapy, and offer the best lasers for laser therapy practitioners so they can most effectively apply photomedicine therapy and achieve the most optimal treatment outcomes.
The acquisition of a new laser does not imply the medical practitioner is automatically qualified to use it; and the mere acquisition of a skill is not the only criterion by which to measure qualifications. The office setting should not provide an opportunity for practice of inadequately trained personnel, including physicians.
Office staff must meet accepted standards of training and experience that would generally qualify them to hold privileges in an integrative medicine clinic or other institutional setting. As new technology is introduced into the clinical setting (particularly Lasers for Laser Therapy Practitioners), it is essential that all medical staff using the technology be appropriately educated and their skills regularly assessed.
The following currently applies:
Our researchers have spent thousands of hours poring over the latest and most comprehensive research on photomedicine benefits, so that we can provide you, at no cost, with the most up-to-date knowledge available on laser therapy. We not only offer this knowledge to you at no cost, but also offer the most affordable, technologically advanced therapy lasers available. Now physicians can be confident that they are offering the best laser therapy treatments available to produce the most optimal treatment outcomes possible.
We provide the most comprehensive,
up-to-date research, knowledge, and education about photomedicine by partnering with MedLaser Training™ and the Medlaser Foundation™.
We provide the highest quality and most affordable Photomedicine (Laser) Therapy lasers to deliver optimal treatment outcomes at the best prices in the industry.
The award-winning Photomedicine Training Program™ by the Medlaser Foundation offers practitioners the opportunity to become fully vested in the science and physics of photomedicine treatments, so they can better produce optimal treatment outcomes in their clinics.
All our research comes from PubMed® (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/), which comprises more than 33 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. This research is specifically designed for integrative medicine and laser therapy clinics.
PubMed® is the source for the most comprehensive and up-to-date research available; however, PubMed® is not perfect. Typically, the only studies posted on the PubMed website are those that have been able to find funding.
Many applicable studies, along with a great variety of pertinent theories and common-sense hypotheses cannot make it the PubMed® website to be posted and peer reviewed because of the inability to locate available funding. The primary mission of the MedLaser Foundation is to develop funding sources for all-important research into the wide-ranging benefits of photomedicine.
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