Laser Therapy: THOR

 

CranioSacral therapyAcupuncture combined with Laser Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has proven to be very effective in accelerating your recovery and reducing pain levels.

THOR Laser Therapy:

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is one of the most important developments in life sciences since the discovery of penicillin. It dramatically reduces musculoskeletal pain, and inflammation as well as promoting tissue repair and enhancing the immune system wherever the laser beam is applied.

It is a common misconception that medical laser treatments are destructive or tissue-heating procedures (such as cauterizing, ablating or excising tissue). The effects of LLLT are not thermal, they are photochemical. It is not a destructive procedure but is more comparable to photosynthesis in plants.

THOR Photomedicine Ltd is an acknowledged leader in LLLT with over 3,000 customers in pioneering clinics and hospitals in 70 counties. THOR is the only company with FDA, CE and NATO clearance to date. THOR foresee LLLT becoming as common as disinfectant, and being used in every department of every hospital

The mechanism of laser therapy can be described in three steps:

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Primary effect: Red and near infrared Light is absorbed by chromophores and porphyrins in mitochondria and cell membranes causing an increase in Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), modulation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and release of Nitric Oxide (NO).

Secondary effect: The primary effects lead to a cascade of indirect effects on cell signaling such as exchange of calcium ions, secretion of growth factors, activation of enzymes and other secondary messengers.

Tertiary effect: Neutrophils macrophages mast cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, keratinocytes and leukocytes have all been shown to be influenced by LLLT in-vivo. This is true for all cells with mitochondria, but results depend on the local environment. Healthy cells show little or no response whereas cells in hypoxic or other stressed states are more likely to show some change. There are also measurable changes in blood flow, a reduction in apoptosis, necrosis and protection of cells after ischemic injury.

The three main clinical benefits in musculoskeletal injuries and wounds are:

Tissue repair: Rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendon, ligament, bone and neural tissue. Inflammation: Resolution of inflammation at least equal to NSAIDS but without the side effects.

Analgesia: Temporary inhibition of nerve conduction in small and medium diameter peripheral nerve fibers.

Eastern Medical Center’s three step treatment method:

Local: Stimulation of a wound or injury with LLLT will promote repair and reduce inflammation. Lymphatics: Stimulation of lymphatics reduces edema and stimulates the immune system.

Spine: Treatment of the spinous process’ induces a 48-hour neural blockade (analgesia) reducing central sensation (pain memory).

LLLT: Has undergone over 1,000 published laboratory studies and is already proven in over 100 successful random double blind, controlled clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals. These trials include pathologies as diverse as osteoarthritis, sports injuries, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain, diabetic and venous wound healing.

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