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Theralase® Cold Laser Therapy
Theralase is an innovative new therapy that promotes healing within the body on a cellular level. Like other our other non-invasive treatments, Theralase promotes cellular regeneration by stimulating cells with a non-thermal (or “cold”) laser. Cold laser therapy is in use around the world, and it’s rapidly becoming a popular choice due to its effectiveness at treating various health issues, as well as its ability to promote overall health. You can learn more about how Theralase works below. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits and applications of Theralase (Feel free to click the links to learn more), or feel free to learn more from our frequently asked questions section:
- Reverse Signs of Aging
- Speed Up the Healing Process
- Mitigate Inflammation
- Reduce Pain
Reverse Signs of Aging
Nobody wants to get older. Theralase helps you stay young. Theralase can reverse features that come hand in hand with aging. When applied to the skin Theralase can reduce wrinkles, leaving your skin looking great and feeling healthy. Theralase can boost the production of elastin and collagen which fill wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin. Theralase may be an effective treatment for all of the following conditions:
Speed Up the Healing Process
If you have a wound or injury, Theralase can speed up the healing process. Laser treatments aid the natural healing of wounds by stimulating new tissue growth. Theralase also treats neuromuscular and skeletal conditions. If, for instance you have a sprain, Theralase can aid in the body’s natural healing process. The laser is simply utilized to target the affected region.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and illness. Now, normally, inflammation is simply a part of the healing process. However, it’s a slow process, and it leaves your body swollen and in pain for the duration. Cold laser therapy reduces inflammation via vasodilation, which improves circulation near a source of inflammation. Heightened circulation aids the body’s natural lymphatic drainage, which reduces swelling.
Theralase doesn’t just improve healing time, it can help you to overcome pain. Pain signals may be produced by the release of potassium and sodium from cells. Theralase increases the permeability of cell membranes, which can aid in reducing pain stimulus to cells. Theralase describes the pain-reducing properties of this cold laser therapy thus:
“Pain results when a stimulus causes action potentials to rapidly propagate along a nerve cell. These actions potentials are primarily due to an expulsion of positively charged sodium ions (Na+) and an influx of potassium (K+) ions into the nerve cell altering the electrical potential across the membrane. The peak absorption of lipids is in the 905 nm to 910 nm range. Laser light is thus directly absorbed by receptors within the bi-lipid cellular membrane of nerve cells. Once absorbed, the laser light will increase the porosity of the cellular membrane allowing for a reabsorption of sodium ions and expulsion of potassium ions across the cellular membrane rebalancing the sodium-potassium pump and removing the pain signal at source.”
Cold laser therapy treats both acute and chronic pain conditions throughout the body. Theralase can be utilized to reduce pain throughout the musculo-skeletal system.
How Does Theralase Work?
Cold laser therapy targets cells within the body via pulsing laser light. Red laser pulses stimulate cells to produce ATP in mitochondria. ATP is a chemical compound that causes cell metabolism, or the release of energy within a cell. Since ATP production increases, cell activity increases, and that can result in faster cell replication.
Light therapy may also improve circulation, which can decrease healing time and may reduce the scarring of tissue.
Will There Be Pain?
No. Theralase is completely pain free. Since Theralase lasers operate at the “therapeutic window,” they’re perfectly suited to stimulate cell growth, without high heat which may otherwise cause discomfort. Plus, as we mentioned, Theralase actually targets pain, relieving pain up to 4 inches into body tissue.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Treatments vary case by case. For certain treatments, including injury treatments, therapy sessions may only be necessary for a few weeks. For other treatments, such as chronic pain, ongoing treatments may be necessary. Consult with your doctor to determine the right therapy plan for your unique scenario.
How Effective Is Theralase?
Theralase has an efficacy rate of up to 90 percent. As Theralase points out on their site, “There are thousands of published studies that describe the positive effects of laser therapy. These studies range from studies on individual cell types to in vivo double blind control studies.” This cold laser therapy is an effective form of treatment for all of the following conditions:
Theralase Treatment at Back & Body Wellness Centre
Theralase is a uniquely potent source of therapy, and we’re ecstatic to provide cold laser therapy treatments here at our wellness clinic. We often recommend pairing Theralase treatments with our various other forms of therapy. Here at Back & Body Wellness Centre, we provide a variety of non-invasive treatments and therapy plans which cater to your specific needs. If you’re ready to get started, or if you have any questions about Theralase cold laser treatments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our wellness clinic is located right here in Surrey.