Laser therapy is a simple and safe treatment method for many diseases with laser light. Since this therapy is painless and has no side effects or risks, the method is also very suitable for children.
Laser therapy is treatment with a narrow, non-dispersing light beam of only one wavelength. Because of this focused and constant beam, the laser light retains its power and has the ability to penetrate deep into body tissues and muscles. Because only the area in question is irradiated, the surrounding tissue is not unnecessarily exposed to the radiation. Therefore, laser therapy cannot cause tissue damage.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of disorders:
- Skin diseases, such as allergies, acne, psoriasis, eczema and warts.
- Neurological conditions, such as headache or migraine.
- Respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis and asthma.
- Ear, nose or throat diseases, such as hay fever, ear infection, tinnitus.
- Gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea, constipation, enteritis, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Orthopedic disorders, such as back pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Injuries to the musculoskeletal system (torn tendons and muscles, bruises and strains, back pain due to bruising or wear, hip problems due to wear, whiplash).
- Gynaecological disorders, such as morning sickness or menstrual cramps.
- Wounds, venous leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, scar and connective tissue pain.
- Sinus infection.
- Sports injuries.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CVS/ME) and burnout.
- Psychological problems, such as depression or insomnia.
- Psychosomatic disorders.
Laser therapy stimulates the self-healing capability of the body. One of the most important processes that takes place is the increase of the high-energy substance ATP in body cells. ATP stands for adenosine triphosfate. This substance provides energy in all cells and also in muscle cells. This energy substance is necessary for proper functioning of all cells in the body. The more ATP is available in a cell, the more energy a cell has and the greater the recovery.
In addition to controlling pain, laser therapy stimulates recovery and growth of bone tissue, cartilage tissue and tendon and connective tissue. It also ensures reduction of inflammatory processes and edema, stimulates wound healing and improves blood values.
- In people who sometimes suffer from cold sores, laser treatment can trigger a cold sore attack.
- Scarring may occur if the treatment is too deep.