The Science of Light
Low level laser or light therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific types of light to interact with tissue. It is used to eliminate pain and promote healing for a variety of medical conditions.
There are currently 4,000 scientific papers and another 400 clinical studies that support the efficacy of light therapy. A great deal of the initial landmark research on light therapy was conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This research acted as a spring board for many of the studies that followed.
The research has determined that a red light (660 nm) penetrates the epidermis, dermis, fat, and muscle. In the Bioflex laser, the red light is followed by a white light (840 nm) which penetrates deeper into the muscles and bone.
When effectively applied, this process initiates a series of physiological reactions within the tissue cells that leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. It is a treatment that is non-invasive and non-toxic, and multiple studies show greater improvement in the tissues than with inflammation medications. Dr. Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS was the inspiration of the research and has been a leader and innovator in laser therapy for over 20 years.
Decreased use of medications
No adverse effects or drug interactions
Prolongs need of some surgeries – buys more time for knee and hip surgeries
Alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional treatment
Physiological Effects – There are Increases In:
Production and release of Endorphins
Tissue repair and production of ATP
Collagen and fibroblasts
Venous flow and oxygen saturation
Enhanced immune response
The following are some of the conditions that research has shown to help:
Wound healing over scars or sores
Rotator cuff injuries
Sprains, strains, and tears of ligament, muscle, and tendon.
TMD (jaw joint)
The Bioflex unit is F.D.A. Health Canada approved. It is designed and manufactured in Canada.
If you have any questions call me at (902) 406-7200 and ask for me, Kathleen (Kay) Zinck.
Have a healthy day!