Frequently Asked Questions
Healthcare Related Questions, Answered for You
Q. Are (LLLT) treatments safe?
A. Low light laser energy is part of the range of electromagnetic rays that are absolutely necessary for metabolism and growth in human beings. It is also part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, minus the skin damaging UV rays, which is why NASA currently uses this type of energy in space. It is also vibration energy, with which the human body resonates. This is the reason that it can penetrate through the skin.
Q. I don’t know much about LLLT, can you explain it to me?
A. Sunlight is a combination of visible, UV, and infrared light. Red laser light is longer in wavelength than visible light and starts just after the visible color of red. Red laser light is the safest and healthiest spectrum of sunlight.Red laser light from the sun accounts for 70% of the heating of the Earth, the rest being caused by visible light. It is therefore understood that a good combination of visible light and red laser light offer the most benefits in electromagnetic heating of objects that absorb infrared, such as the human body. Other forms of heat, such as fire and ceramic heaters, warm a person by heating the surrounding air that touches the person, which does not penetrate deeply into the body. Red laser light heat penetrates the skin and is much more effective. Certain red laser light wavelengths also interact with living cells increasing metabolism, energy production, and causing more fuel (calories) to be burned.
Q. What are the benefits of (LLLT)
A. LLLT produces red and infrared light at specific frequencies (650nm – 940nm). The human cells have light sensitive chemicals, called chromophores, which react to light in the 600nm – 900nm range. When stimulated by energy in this range, the cells produce more ATP, which is the energy source that powers every muscle and increases metabolism. Red laser light also causes DNA synthesis in the fibroblasts of the cells which makes the skin more elastic and younger looking. In addition, near-infrared light promotes cellular healing, thus reducing the recovery time after a workout. LLLT is used without exercise, while relaxing, and is very effective in heating up the body. LLLT accelerates the body’s natural detoxification processes.
Increases blood capillary circulation and vascular activity by promoting improvement in the metabolism of nitric oxide (NO). This facilitates improved regulation of vasodilatation and leads to the formation of new capillaries – This in turn provides additional oxygen and nutrients to accelerate natural tissue healing processes and eventually evokes a cascade of beneficial biochemical processes.
Stimulates synthesis of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP)—an immediate energy source for muscle contraction and essential in the metabolism of all cellular processes and sustaining living systems.
Relaxes muscles, reduces nerve excitability and stimulates nerve transmission
Reduces scar tissue and stimulates wound healing
Increases lymphatic system activity and relieves edema and discomfort associated with swelling
Stimulates production of collagen—the most important component of wound healing
Increases RNA/DNA synthesis – this stimulates cellular reproduction and facilitates accelerated replacement of damaged cells
Increases production of endorphins and enkephelins from the brain – promoting mood elevation
Stimulates production of adrenals— which facilitate long term resilience to stress
Reduces inflammation and swelling in chronic conditions of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
Stimulates fibroblastic activity – promoting repair of connective tissue and formation of collagen fibers