Low Energy Laser Therapy


Low Energy Lasers [LEL] are being used with increasing frequency and for many different applications.  Most people come into contact with laser technology of one sort or another almost daily.  Laser light for example is used in such devices as supermarket barcode readers, compact disc players, lecture theatre pointers and laser light shows.

Lasers also have medical applications.  High powered lasers can cut through tissue for operating on the lens of the eye, for sealing tears and for many other operations where it functions as a light scalpel.  Over the last 40 years or so an increasing body of research and experience has shown that low power lasers can also have very powerful healing properties.

The laser is especially important and useful in a number of key areas highlighted below:

1.  Wound Healing:  All wounds, in both humans and animals, should be
     treated with laser.  It is safe to use in babies, children and the
     elderly.  It can be applied to open tissue even if the wound is covered
     with a dressing, provided the dressing is not too thick.

2.  Soft tissue injuries such as bruising and sprains and all sports
     injuries, which often respond quite dramatically.

3.  Nerve injuries such as neuropathies and neuritis due to injuries.

4.  Pain Relief:  The effect is similar to that produced by acupuncture
     and in fact laser can be used to stimulate acupuncture points.  This
     is especially useful in babies and children and other people afraid of

5.  Lymph oedema and other tissue swelling.  LEL stimulates drainage of
     tissue such as after mastectomies and other surgical processes.

6.  Herpes simplex such as cold sores on the lips.

7.  Improves blood supply to tissues.  This is useful in cases with poor
     blood supply to lower limbs and the laser has even been used to
     improve blood supply to the heart in patients with angina.  In all the
     cases the laser is applied to the outside of the body over the limbs
     or chest wall in the area of the heart.

8.  Mucous Membranes:  The mucous membranes respond in a very
     beneficial way when the LEL is applied.  Healing is improved,
     swelling is diminished and there is a rapid decrease of pain. 
     This is especially useful in sinus problems.

9.  Skin:  The LEL improves the microcirculation of the skin tissue
     and has been used as an anti-aging device and can be tried in
     any skin condition such as Juvenile Acne, Acne Roacea,
     Psoriasis, warts and many other conditions.

10. Dentistry:  A very important area for LEL treatment.  The
     anti-inflammatory, anti-oedema, bioregulatory and
     normalization of micro-circulation all contribute to the healing
     response in the full range of dental and gum problems including
     pre and post-sugery and temporo-mandibular joint problems.

11. Internal Organs:  In Russia where a great deal of LEL research
     has been carried out, the LEL is used also to treat conditions of
     the organs such as chronic lung problems, liver disorders and,
     over the abdomen to treat the intestines and bladder.

In fact the laser is so safe that apart from directly applying it over the eyes, it can always be tried as a first line of treatment.



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