Medical Terminology

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is collimated and amplified light energy that is applied to the body surface through an emiter to penetrate the skin and stimulate beneficial physiological effects such as reduced pain, decreased inflammation, increased blood flow, and accelerated healing. Lasers used for laser therapy emit specific wavelengths in a range that minimizes absorption/blockage by hemoglobin and water to enable penetration to deeper tissues. On a cellular level and by way of a photo chemical reaction, laser therapy stimulates increased ATP production.  ATP is the unit of energy used by cells to power their metabolism, and an energetic cell can function and repair at a higher rate. Light energy, or electromagnetic radiation, is not a hypothetical concept - it the factual basis of all life on earth.