The Low Level Laser technology used at Age Less Centres has been scientifically proven to increase endorphins (feel good hormones) at a much greater rate than other LL Lasers. Studies have confirmed that the higher 30mW power output provides better results than other low power, 5-10 mW units in endorphin stimulation.
Clinical studies done by Dr. Laakso et al from Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia have confirmed that significant increases in plasma levels of endorphins resulted from this unique laser irradiation. This same study showed that low dose irradiation from other lower nanometer and lower powered LLLasers does not result in significant increases in endorphin levels. Extensive studies have been conducted to support the benefits of targeted Low Level Laser Therapies with a specific wavelength and power output to address and alleviate many conditions, such as:
|• Acne vulgaris||• Muscle spasms|
|• Arthritis||• Neck pain|
|• Back pain||• Plantar Fasciitis|
|• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||• Post-surgical pain|
|• Degenerative disc disease||• Post-trauma acute pain|
|• Dental||• Posterior facet syndrome|
|• Fibromyalgia||• Sciatica|
|• Herniated discs||• Sprains and strains|
|• Inflammation||• Tendonitis|
|• Joint pain||• TMJ|
|• Lesions||• Wound healing|
The ability of this particular LLLaser wavelength to stimulate the production of pain reducing plasma endorphin levels, while other wavelengths did not, is important to note when clients are wanting improvements after having treatments for painful conditions.
Stimulates Increased ATP Production
Laser therapy has been used by leading scientists and clinicians around the world for over 20 years. In Japan, where laser therapy is considered a preferred medical practice, Dr. Noriko Mochizuki et al published a clinical study on the effect of laser therapy and ATP production.
In that study, the scientists found that tissue levels of ATP were significantly increased when the target area was irradiated with this longer wavelength laser light. The study further stated that this beneficial increase in ATP production was not the result of temperature modification, but rather a direct response to the effect of laser light photons.
This study also showed that while the longer wavelength laser light stimulated ATP increases, laser light at 632nm had no stimulatory effect on ATP production. This study along with a host of other clinical reports confirm the singular ability of this lasers longer wavelength to stimulate cellular responses that result in accelerated metabolism and repair. Since ATP functions as the primary fuel for cellular activity, stimulated increases of this energy source greatly enhances cellular ability to perform and complete biological processes.
Cold Laser Therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years, with no reported long-term or irreversible side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster and also reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the U.K., LLLT has become the treatment of choice for soft tissue "whiplash" injuries and for the treatment of painful post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain).
• Increased collagen production
• Enhanced nerve regeneration
• Increased vasodilation
• Reduced inflammatory duration
• Increased cell metabolism
• Increased pain threshold
• Increased cell membrane potential
• Reduced edema magnitude
• Increased micro-circulation
• Increased tissue and bone repair
• Increased lymphatic response
• Increased enzyme response
Through the action of photo bio-stimulation, oxidative metabolism is increased via cytochrome C oxidase and photosensitization of hemoglobin. Laser irradiation stimulates increased endorphin release and increased prostaglandin synthesis. Due to the powerful effect photo-stimulated enzymes exert, both localized and systemic cascade reactions occur that result in immunomodulation and inflammatory mitigation. Damaged skeletal, connective and neurological tissues and structures react with enhanced healing in the presence of low level laser irradiation as collagen synthesis and production, satellite cell presence and cellular metabolism are increased as a result of the light stimulation and improved vascular, lymphatic and enzymatic activity.
Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin's layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum.
When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
Some clients (3-5% of those undergoing light therapy) have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or along a nerve pathway. Some have noted that they are able to sense a slight feeling of warmth. But for the most part, the treatment, which may last from 2 to 20 minutes, is not noticed at all.