Lasers in Healthcare

Guest post by Amanda T.

Healthcare today has certainly evolved to a brand new level of skill and efficiency thanks to modern technology. Many conditions once considered too difficult or risky to treat, now have much safer intervention options. Recent laser healthcare developments have proven highly beneficial to both physician and patient. Not only have lasers improved surgical precision and recovery time, but they have also evolved to treat a variety of conditions including weight loss, arthritis, pain, and wound healing.

Low level laser therapy is a relatively new treatment option that has been shown to assist with a variety of physical conditions, all without the risk of surgery. These noninvasive FDA medical lights do not produce heat or damage tissue. On the contrary, they work by stimulating cells to produce their own healing abilities, resulting in tissue regeneration. In addition, cold laser treatment has been shown to assist in the production of endorphins, which help combat pain and fatigue. The light applied to the affected area also helps to improve blood circulation as well as assist in building one’s immune system.

Low level laser treatments are conducted over several sessions in an outpatient setting, so there is no hospitalization or recovery time involved. Patients report comfortable, relaxing experiences with no adverse side effects. Normal routines may be resumed immediately. However, it is important to note that low level laser is not recommended for certain subjects with serious medical conditions or complications.

Different types of cold laser treatments are available to relieve specific patient problems. In the case of weight loss and body sculpting, intervention with low level lasers will cause fat to emulsify from cells and then exit through the process of natural detoxification. Treatments take place during short sessions lasting over a period of several weeks. Patients must commit to an ongoing exercise routine and healthy diet in order to maintain positive results. This process has been shown to be a much safer and cheaper alternative to liposuction and other incisive methods of fat removal.

For those who suffer from arthritis, cold laser treatment has reportedly shown to assist with regeneration of cartilage. In addition, laser therapy increases the production of cortisol, which contains anti-inflammatory properties. Due to these beneficial findings, chiropractors have discovered positive results utilizing cold laser treatments to reduce other types of joint pain as well. In the case of wound healing, low level laser therapy has been shown to promote tissue repair and prevent bacteria from spreading further. Research indicates that increased circulation is a contributing factor.

Lasers have truly increased the ability of doctors to effectively treat patients. Noninvasive cold lasers are a welcome addition to those in the medical field dealing with the ongoing issues of weight loss, pain and wound care. Future healthcare benefits from laser treatments wait to be seen as ongoing research develops and more patients obtain relief.

Amanda is a writer and blogger living in San Diego, CA. She writes on behalf of Erchonia, a leader in laser healthcare that manufactures low level lasers for cold laser treatment of various medical conditions.