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What is laser therapy? Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been widely used in Europe for over thirty five years in addition to being the subject of numerous studies with over 3,500 scientific papers published worldwide. There have been no reported side effects to Cold Laser treatments, which are painless and non-toxic. People worldwide are realizing the benefits of Cold Laser Therapy more than ever before and at the same time, American consumers are increasingly interested in alternative treatments. For a long time now L.A.S.E.R. (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) was an acronym and today a word of common use. The word LASER is the name of a device that projects intense radiation of the light spectrum. It produces a beam of light in which high energies can be concentrated. Laser light has unique physical properties, which no ordinary light has. The unique properties of coherence and monochromaticity are the key to why laser light is so effective compared to other kinds of light in pain reduction and healing. Cold Laser Therapy, also known as phototherapy and low level laser therapy, involves the application of low power coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing and reduce pain. It is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation and give pain relief. Cold Laser therapy has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, especially in chronic problems and in the early stages of acute injuries. Cold Laser Therapy is a complete system of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve, and dermal tissues in a non-invasive, drug-free modality. How does Cold Laser Therapy Work? Cold Lasers can strengthen and heal damaged cells. Using photochemical processes, laser light inserts bio-photons into damaged cells. The cells begin to produce energy (ATP), which improves their function, assists their division, strengthens the body's immune system, and causes the secretion of various hormones. The tissues are healed, and pain disappears. If damaged cells have died, the bio-photons help the division of neighbouring cells, generating new tissues, and thus bring about healing. • Low Level Laser Therapy promotes healing in many conditions because it penetrates the skin, increases the ATP and activates enzymes in the targeted cells. • Growth factor response within the cells and tissue as a result of increased ATP and protein synthesis. • Improved cell proliferation. • Pain relief as a result of increased endorphin release. • Strengthening the immune system response via increasing levels of lymphocyte activity.