Laser Therapy

By Kathleen Christ, LMT, NCMBT

Albert Einstein was, quite possibly, the most intelligent person who ever lived. His theories and ideas were so far ahead of his time, that even now, the smartest scientists alive are still discovering his value.

One of his theories published in 1917, spoke of how lasers function. However, it was not until May 16, 1960 that the first actual laser was developed by an American scientist. Since then, scientists and inventors have developed many types of lasers and all kinds of uses for them. They can be used as a scalpel that is so delicate; it can be used on the eyes of human beings. Lasers are used to read price codes at your local supermarkets, and play music and videos on your CD’s and DVD’s.

Now, there is a new type of laser so effective against human disease and injury that it is rapidly changing the practice of medicine. This new low-level laser produces an unfocused light that has been registered with the FDA to be 100% safe.

Low-level lasers use less than one watt of power and they produce what can best be described as a “Healing Light”.

Here is a somewhat unscientific description of how this “Healing Light” can cure the damage done by human sickness and disease.

As you probably know, our entire bodies are made up of human cells. The health of all human cells is based on energy. If your cells don’t receive enough energy, they will weaken and the body will become sick.

For you to be healthy your cells need exactly the right kind and the right amount of energy. Every time you get injured or become sick, the energy flow to your cells is disrupted. Until the proper type and amount of energy is restored, you will remain sick or injured.

That’s what a low-level laser device does. It re-energizes the cells in your body with the right kind and proper amount of healing energy. It may surprise you to learn that low level lasers are used by doctors to heal their patients in the fastest way possible.

Doctors involved in sports medicine use the highest percent of low-level lasers on their patients. This is because they often have to get their patients better in the fastest way possible. Every day that player remains “unhealthy” cost the sports organization millions of dollars.

If you hold a low-level laser device against the skin of your body and turn it on, you will be able to see the laser light, but you will not be able to feel it. There probably won't even be a sensation of warmth. Laser light is very gentle but from a healing point of view, many health professionals believe that low-level laser therapy will become the medicine of the future.

With the correct equipment, properly used, low-level lasers have been clinically shown to reduce pain and inflammation, increase cellular energy and cell permeability (so that the nutrients the cells needs to heal can get into the cell) and even help correct faulty DNA.

Injury and illness create an interruption of energy to the cells of the human body. The body will not recover until the proper amount and type of energy is restore to these cells but once that energy is restored…the body can recover from almost everything!