At Anchor Holistic Health, we have provided residents of Farmington, MI and surrounding communities, with natural and effective holistic health services for many years, now including Laser Therapy.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is high-tech treatment that helps decrease pain and inflammation, without drugs or surgery. Laser Therapy treatment uses light (Photobiomodulation) to accelerate your body’s natural healing process. The device produces a beam of light, which is applied over the injured area to stimulate healing. There is no pain with the treatment. When laser light is absorbed by living tissue it triggers the production and release of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP). ATP is carried by the blood and lymphatic system throughout the body so the effects of laser light are both local and far-reaching. Laser Therapy heals tissue on a molecular level, as it speeds healing to full recovery. Benefits include: Relieves Pain, Reduces Inflammation, Accelerates Recovery, Stimulates Nerve Function, Improves Mobility, Reduces Scar Tissue.
How Does it Work?
Laser therapy works by triggering photochemical changes within cellular structures that are receptive to photons(light), such as mitochondria. Mitochondria are the organelles that produce energy for all cells. Stimulating the mitochondria with laser therapy can enhance mitochondrial ATP production, cell signaling, growth factor synthesis, and the near infinite physiological processes that require ATP. These effects can improve tissue repair and the healing processes in various conditions, such as wound healing, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, etc. Within the inner membrane of the mitochondria a physiologic process called the electron transport chain (ETC) takes place. The purpose of this process is to create ATP. ATP is essentially the energy currency of all cells and physiologic processes in the body. There are four complexes in the ETC which can be enhanced by specific light. Complex 1 and 2 are enhanced by Violet light, Complex 3 is enhanced by Green Light, and Complex 4 is enhanced by Red light. Being able to enhance all 4 complexes with laser allows for ATP to be generated more quickly and efficiently.
Applications of Lasers in Chiropractic Care / How can this help my pain?
One of the most common reasons people visit our chiropractor is for pain relief. Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of laser therapy in the treatment of arthritis, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, knee pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle problems, sports injuries and fibromyalgia just to name a few. At Anchor Holistic Health we use two different lasers, a Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Mr5 Laser Stim (red and blue light) and an Erchonia GVL (green and violet light) with amazing effectiveness and results. Laser Therapy treatments are a simple and fast way to treat pain. Sessions are usually quick, easy, and enjoyable. Patients don’t feel a thing with our Super Pulsed Laser. Some patients may feel effects/improvement after just 1 treatment; However it varies depending on the person. Most patients will feel the effects after 2-4 sessions. It is recommended to receive at least 2 laser therapy treatments every week for pain management. The effects are cumulative, so patients will feel better the more treatments they get.
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