Laser Therapy

red-laserLaser therapy1 is the term most commonly used to describe the therapeutic application of laser light at low intensity. In general, laser therapy is given at non-ionizing wavelengths within the red to near-infrared portion of the spectrum and at modest output powers below the threshold of thermal damage2.

Laser therapy has been applied clinically and in research for over fifty years without adverse effect.  More than 5,000 studies and articles have been published.

Results have been stunning!

Laser and other forms of photomedicine have fundamental effects to add energy to enhance cellular function and many, perhaps most, health conditions will benefit.  Positive results have been documented in:

Acne · Allergic Purpura · Alopecia Areata · Angina / Ischemic Heart Disease · Asthma · Atherosclerosis / Arteriosclerosis · Atheroembolism · Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid) · Back Pain · Bone Healing · Biphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) · Breast Tenderness · Bronchitis · Burger’s Disease · Burns · Burn Scars · Candidiasis · Cardiovascular Disease · Carpal Tunnel Syndrome · Cerebral Palsy · Chlamydia· Cholecystitis · Coronary Stent Implantation · Dental Applications (many) · Diabetes · Diabetic Retinopathy · Ear Disorders · Epicondylitis · Epididymitis · Episiotomy · Erectile Dysfunction · Eye Disorders · Facial Neuropathy/ Facial Pain · Fertility · Fibromyalgia · Gallbladder Inflammation · Gallstones · Glaucoma · Glossodynia · Hair Regrowth · Headaches / Tension – Migraine · Hearing Loss · Hepatitis · Herpes · Hyperacusis · Hyperlipidemia · Hypertension · Kidney Failure · Kidney Stones · Knee Pain · Lacrimal Duct Disease · Lichen Planus · Lymphedema · Macular Degeneration · Maxillofacial Disorders · Meniere’s Disease · Mucositis · Neck Pain · Nerve Regeneration · Neuralgia · Neuropathy · Osteomyelitis · Osteonecrosis · Osteoporosis · Pain (Musculoskeletal, Myofascial, Nerve) · Pancreatobiliary Disease · Parkinson’s Disease · Peyronie’s Disease · Pleurisy · Pneumonia · Pneumothorax · Post-Herpetic Neuralgia · Prostatitis · Rosacea · Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy · Respiratory Disorders · Scars · Sciatic Nerve Regeneration · Scleroderma · Shingles · Shoulder Pain · Sinusitis · Skin Disorders · Snakebite · Sports Injuries · Stomatitis · Stroke · Temporomandibular Joint Disorder · Tendonitis · Thyroid Disorders · Tinnitus · Trauma · Trigeminal Neuralgia · Tuberculosis · Ulcerative Colitis · Ulcers · Vitiligo · Xerostomia · Wound Healing

To see what researchers have reported in any of the above and much more, visit the Laser Research Library. We encourage you to review the scientific literature on this site and elsewhere and to consider how laser therapy might best be applied in your practice and for the benefit of your patients.

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1“Low level laser therapy”, “low intensity laser therapy”, “laser photobiostimulation” and “low power laser therapy” are a few of the other terms which have also been used. Recently “laser phototherapy” has been proposed as a more accurate name to differentiate treatment with low intensity, coherent, monochromatic light from surgical or other high powered applications.

2The exception to this is Class IV therapeutic lasers which have positive biostimulatory effects but also heat tissue to a greater degree and carry higher risk. High Power Laser Therapy or High Intensity Laser Therapy are terms which have been suggested to distinguish these treatments.