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June 15, 2015 Puzzle Piece - LASER IN ACTION How does COLD Laser Therapy Work?

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How does COLD Laser Therapy Work?

June 15, 2015 Puzzle Piece

Cold laser therapy is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. The cold laser LLLT (low level laser therapy) produces a beam of light, which can be applied over the injured area to promote homeostasis, which creates healing. There is no pain with the treatment but there is increased circulation, reduction of pain, promotion of endorphins, which reduces pain and creates a systemic healing effect in the body.

When laser light is absorbed by a living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Chemical substances are produced, released and carried by the blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. In this way the effects of cold laser light may not be only local, but can also achieve wide systematic physiological responses:

1.      Reduces pain by causing production of natural pain killers called endorphins.
2.      Reduction in inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that creates swelling, redness, pain and heat.
3.      Enhanced lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and speeds healing.
4.      Release tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility.
5.      Faster bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.

I use the Scaler or Quantum Laser to great advantage.  It is inexpensive, around
$3, 000.  I have a DVD that explains it many uses and teach with it at seminars.  Call Jason at 866-338-4883.  It is 40 mw of infrared laser, 40 mw of red laser and also has 80 mw of violet LED.




With special technology of non-columniation (divergent beams), LZR7 has created the most powerful cold laser available on the market today. There has been over 20 years of collaborative engineering and practitioner experience to take hot laser power and keep in the cold laser range. This provides the safest and most effective laser treatment without the possibility of burning a patient.

Power is inversely proportional to the treatment time. This means that more powerful lasers require less treatment time. To relieve pain, the 4 W or the 6.1W laser can require 30 seconds-2 minutes and a 100mW laser requires 15 to 61 times that much time to accomplish the same result. More controlled and safe power saves you time and enhances the patient experience.

I have the newest of the LZR 7 lasers, the ZX2.  There are choices in heads you can choose:

1.      Infrared/Red for 6100mW of cool power,
2.      100W Super Pulsed,
3.      1500mW Infrared that is more concentrated for joints, toes, feet, hands and trigger points,
4.      750mW with Acu-tip for auricular therapy, scar tissue etc.

Price:  I BOUGHT the most powerful cool Class 4 laser on the market at a Class 3 price.  Brimhall doctors get the discount price from $12, 995 down to $9, 995.

I have been using laser since 1972.  This is the most advanced laser I have seen or used.  I love the quality of my ZX2, which uses premium medical grade Class 4 laser diodes that provide extra-long life and reliability. The probes are made from Aerospace grade aluminum, which means cool durable performance.
How is a laser different from an LED?

Laser diodes and LEDs are similar, however, lasers produce a more intense light than an LED and are better when you want deep penetration, such as when treating a hip, shoulder or knee LED probes and pads are fine for more superficial surface treatments.

Please note: You may also come across the term "SLD" (super luminescent diode) when researching light therapy products. Although there are light emitters called super luminous diodes, the term SLD used in the context of light therapy devices is for marketing purposes only - there is NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE between LEDs and SLDs used in light therapy devices.

Why is cold laser technology so much more effective than hot?

Cold laser technology promotes healing as well as pain reduction whereas hot technology may actually slow the healing process. A cold laser can be placed over a treatment area for longer treatment times without risk of burns or tissue damage. Cold lasers do not pose that same threat of burns or eye damage that can occur with hot lasers, thus lowering the practitioner's risk of patient injury and malpractice events.

Visible Red (VR) vs. Infrared (IR): The Difference?
For most indications, infrared is more versatile because it penetrates more deeply.

The LZR7 ZX2 is in the infrared range with a wavelength of 808nm. VR, typically around 658nm, is good for skin problems but not as versatile as an IR probe. The LZR7 ZX2 has both combined in one probe.

We teach training and protocols at our seminars.  We have DVD's available from Jason at our office at 866-338-4883.  The ZX2 has a training DVD that comes with it.
NOTE: The FDA has only cleared laser for treating pain. Since most active acupuncture points are painful, laser is often justified as a treatment mode.

Yours in Health and Wellness,

John W Brimhall, DC, FIAMA, DIBAK

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