Low level laser therapy LLLT (cold laser, bio-stimulation laser) is healing with light. Low level lasers emit cool light directly into the cells of the body where it is absorbed and triggers cell rejuvenation in a similar way to plant photosynthesis.
Low Level Laser Therapy may help with the following conditions:
Dave Reavley Experience
I have treated many clients with LLLT and am continually surprised at the results. Below are some of my observations:
LLLT for Pain Relief:
As a laser therapy practitioner, I discovered the pain relieving effects of LLLT when treating a variety of clients. In particular for clients suffering from bone fractures when, after LLLT sessions, pain significantly diminished and mobility noticeably increased; thus strongly suggesting accelerated healing.
LLLT for Liver Failure:
I treated a client who was diagnosed with chronic liver failure, with a poor survival prognosis. After several laser treatments over a period of several weeks, his condition was re-assessed. The consultant concluded that there were signs of improvement as evidenced by the results of blood tests and a liver scan.
One of the most striking benefits of cold laser treatment is its effects upon reducing pain and inflammation. A recent study conducted by British scientists at Dundee University in Scotland involving volunteers who suffered from arthritic pain reported a significant reduction in pain. The low-level laser beams are thought to work by stimulating the release of endorphins. These are the body’s natural painkillers and are produced by the brain in times of pain and stress.
A study conducted in 2001 on rats who were missing 70% of their liver, showed that treatment with LLLT was able to stimulate the regeneration of the liver.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There is also evidence that cold laser treatment may help carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a very debilitating condition that restricts movement of the sufferer’s wrist and hand.
Bearing in mind the regenerative effects that result from exposure to low level laser treatment, improvements to the skin and increased production of collagen have been noted in different studies.
LLLT sessions with Dave Reavely take 40 minutes and are charged at £30 for an initial treatment and £25 for subsequent treatments.
The LLLT Device
The laser itself is a compact handset which contains light emitting diodes (see illustration above). These diodes emit different light frequencies which penetrate the cells and initiate the healing effects. This type of therapy is considered to be very safe and is used in mainstream medicine in addition to the physiotherapy departments in some premier league football clubs.
If you google low level laser you’ll discover numerous scientific studies on the benefits of this type of therapy.
What to Expect
Most people experience a feeling of relaxation (due to the release of the calming chemical, serotonin).
Pain is often reduced due to the release of endorphins which are not just referred to as the ‘feel good’ chemicals; they also help to block pain signals
Not all positive effects are immediately apparent; however, in my experience even a single treatment will often trigger the healing process. I have also had clients experience a reduction in joint pain and increase in flexibility after just 20 minutes of treatment.
LLLT is for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue and temporarily increasing local blood circulation. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult with your doctor before treatment.