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Cold laser therapy is also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), soft laser biostimulation and photobiomodulation. It can deliver non-thermal photons of light to the body to help heal injured cells. Generally, surgical lasers used to destroy tumors tend to heat the tissue. Cold laser therapy is called “cold” because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue.
Nowadays, cold laser therapy is regarded as one of the most popular, natural and non-invasive treatment without side effect. Cold laser therapy is very safe and usually used as a complementary or alternative therapy to increase the efficiency of traditional physiotherapy and conventional treatments.
According to plenty of clinical trials, cold laser therapy can stimulate cellular metabolism, improve blood circulation, diminish inflammation, relieve pain and accelerate tissue repair. It can benefit both human and pets.
Some of the conditions that may typically be treated by cold laser therapy include:
Ligament sprains, muscle strains
- Tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder
- Neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, sciatica
- Tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Acne and acne scars, psoriasis, vitiligo, dermatitis and rashes
- Wound healing, ulcerations, burns, edema
- Chronic autoimmune diseases
Although cold laser therapy is quite safe and healthy, it is not recommended in some cases.
Cold laser therapy shouldn’t be used on carcinomas or cancerous lesions. It should also be avoided on the thyroid or eyes. With little research done in this area, cold laser therapy has not been proven to be safe for unborn children. So, it’s not suggested that pregnant women use this type of treatment.
The actual effect of cold laser therapy begins at the time of treatment, but generally only becomes noticeable several hours after the treatment. Some patients will feel the relief of pain and experience an increased range of motion right away. If the condition being treated is chronic and severe, it may take several treatment sessions to produce a significant noticeable result.